Café Odessa | Little Italy, Montréal

This summer I discovered Café Odessa while taking a walk through Little Italy. A few weeks ago I went back to take some photos of the space. Its interior design is nautical inspired complete with white wood panelled walls and navy blue trim. On the walls hang old paintings of ports and boats and displayed on shelves throughout are old lanterns and other nautical trinkets. Good coffee and friendly staff, Odessa is a cozy place to settle in and work or to grab a coffee on your way to the market. 

Café Odessa is located at 65 rue Beaubien Est.


Backyard Dinner

In celebration of the end of the season I hosted a backyard dinner with some friends. With the gracious help of my friend (and foodie extraordinaire) Julia, we enjoyed home-cooked fare that was light, fresh and comforting as the sun went down. With the winter upon us now, sometimes we'll do all that we can to cherish every last moment spent (comfortably) outdoors.


An Iraqi-Jewish Feast | The Wandering Chew

Earlier this month I was asked to photograph the début pop-up dinner for a new local initiative, The Wandering Chew. Created and organized by Kat and Sydney, these two ambitious ladies aim to diversify the way people think about Jewish food while connecting people through food, its history, and the stories surrounding it. The evening highlighted the cuisine and culture of Montréal's Iraqi Jewish community. Recipes, stories and details were collected from women in the community lending a personal touch to the affair. As intended, those in attendance got to enjoy an incredible feast, meet new people and learn about the food and its significance in the Iraqi Jewish community. A charming and enjoyable event... the first of many more dinners (and workshops!) to come. 

Host: The Wandering Chew
Venue: Café Zosha