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Favourite Valentine’s Day Catering Menus in Quebec City

Do you remember Valentine’s Day 2014? If you’re a fan of the Netflix series House of Cards you definitely do, because the 2nd  season was released on Valentine’s Day! That’s when ...

Café Bar Artéfact's serving of hot chocolate with churros

The best hot chocolates in Quebec City

Winter in Quebec City is picturesque, especially during evenings when big white snowflakes fall slowly from the sky. At that moment, it feels as though Mother Nature has created a ...

Snack Bar St-Jean

Quebec City’s Best Poutines

Poutine : a highly caloric combination of fries, cheese and gravy. Its Quebec’s official comfort food. Every québécois of every génération has an opinion about poutine. Its origins are debated (Victoriaville ...

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Sea urchin, the best I've had in Quebec City

REVIEW: Légende par La Tanière

The five-diamond CAA/AAA awarded team behind La Tanière has finally opened their ...
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REVIEW: Nina Pizza Napolitaine

I’ve never had pizza in Naples. I’ve never even set foot in ...

REVIEW: Restaurant Toast!

Le Toast! is celebrating its 10th anniversary. For the occasion, I was ...

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Favourite Valentine’s Day Catering Menus in Quebec City

Do you remember Valentine’s Day 2014? If you’re a fan of the Netflix series House of Cards you definitely do, because the 2nd  season was released on Valentine’s Day! That’s when my partner and I ordered our first gourmet Valentine’s Day meal to go. Gourmet catering + binge watching House of Cards = best Valentine’s day […]

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Café Bar Artéfact's serving of hot chocolate with churros

The best hot chocolates in Quebec City

Winter in Quebec City is picturesque, especially during evenings when big white snowflakes fall slowly from the sky. At that moment, it feels as though Mother Nature has created a sound proof environment where only the sole of your boots shrieking on the snow-covered sidewalks resonates. During winter, Quebec City puts on its finest attire and illuminates […]

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Weekend getaway in Charlevoix

In early December, I planned a weekend getaway in a nearby lodge with a few friends. I was looking for the perfect environment to recharge my batteries before the hustle and bustle of the holiday celebrations. Charlevoix is my favourite weekend getaway destination. It has a vast possibility of year round outdoor activities, an abundant […]

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Local gift ideas for foodies in 2015

For the second year in a row, CBC’s radio show Quebec AM has asked me to come up with a few Quebec-made gift ideas for their foodie listeners; a great opportunity to showcase artists and artisans who dedicate their lives to creating the tastiest of products. Quebec AM is broadcasted all over the province of […]

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Tourtière tastes like Christmas

Poutine, pouding chomeur, sucre à la crème and tourtière are among Quebec’s most prized culinary traditions. Among these, tourtière wins the prize for the quite essentiel québécois comfort dish. Every family in the province of Quebec has its version and a book of recipes that includes a well-kept list of aromas and perfumes from our terroir’s […]

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NEWS: Former La Planque Chef Guillaume St-Pierre to cook at Clocher Penché

For the next three Wednesday and Thursday evenings, the Clocher Penché’s kitchen will host a unique, talent-filled evening featuring former La Planque Chef Guillaume Saint-Pierre and Café du Clocher Penché Chef, Mathieu Brisson. Together, they will cook a unique, five-course meal inspired by “whatever comes to mind,” says Chef Mathieu Brisson. ”Anything. Inspiration du moment, definitely […]

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REVIEW: Terre Rouge Bistro du Marché, Charlottetown

Back in 2013 when Chef Robert Pendergast was in Quebec City to promote Prince Edward Island’s Confederation celebrations, I did an interview with him about PEI oysters. He’s thus become my go-to reference for all things oysters, and well, all things PEI. A quick facebook message later, he suggested I eat at Terre Rouge. Get […]

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NEWS: Monsieur Cocktail boutique in Saint-Roch

Cocktail guru Patrice Plante is opening an all-things-mixology boutique in Saint-Roch next month. Monsieur Cocktail will feature everything from shakers to bitters as well as Patrice’s very own line of syrups. “It”s hard to find decent cocktail products in Quebec City. I thought to myself, why don’t I go for it and open a boutique […]

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REVIEW: Tea time at the Château

I enjoyed the afternoon tea at the Champlain of the Fairmont Château Frontenac yesterday and it was a more than lavish experience. Just the decor suddenly made me feel like I was part of the upper class; a great experience that took me away from my middle-class, very ordinary, suburban lifestyle. Every afternoon from 2pm […]

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Foodiecation: Prince Edward Island. Part One

When the lady over the P.A system at the Dorval airport said, “Attention all passengers for flight 7939 from Montreal to Charlottetown. Due to high winds, the plane might not be able to land. In which case, we’ll bring you back to Montreal”, I knew the weather would definitely be an issue for this foodiecation. Thankfully, […]

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Nota Bene's duck salad

Foodie in Quebec City turns 3!

Wow, already three!?! Times goes by so fast when you’re in good company…your company. This past year has been one filled with unexpected and grand successes for myself and Foodie in Quebec City: the New York Times travel editor has collaborated with me for a stroll in the city, Hosteling International introduced FoodieQC as one of the best websites […]

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NEWS: Fromagerie des Grondines’ ideal neighbourg arrives Sept 22nd

  The Fromagerie des Grondines et ses amis on the corner of Saint-Joseph and Caron in Saint-Roch is soon to welcome a new neighbour. The Café Crack Grill Cheese could no longer afford rent and had to vacate the premises. When the owners of the Fromagerie des Grondines initially took over rent from the Coop […]

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Burger Week 2015

It’s Burger Week in Quebec City. Sixty restaurants all over Quebec City compete to win the title of Burger Week champion. Only one simple rule: the customer cannot pay more than 10$. The purpose of this “competition” to encourage people to eat out and restaurants in Montreal, Winnipeg, Toronto and Port-au-Prince to create original, tasty and unique […]

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REVIEW: Izgara Kebaberie

  The traditional Turkish döner kebab has finally made its way to Quebec City. Available at the Izgara Kebaberie in Limoilou, the döner kebab is a very popular dish in the middle east. Similar to the North-American burger, the döner (not to be confused with The Donald) can be found on almost every street corner […]

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REVIEW: Café du Cloche Penché

I love the Café du Clocher Penché. Any day of the week, at any time of day, le Clocher is my go-to restaurant for exquisite food, impeccable service and creative local flavours. Chef Mathieu Brisson and his brigade work magic with Quebec City’s surrounding terroir. I’ve recently come to realise that the restaurant I visit the […]

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Where to eat during Festival d’été de Québec

Quebec City’s Festival D’été is in full throttle and the city’s downtown core is bursting with music lovers from all over the world. But, no matter how good the music is, you’re stomach is bound to scream its desire for food. Fear not festival goers, Foodie in Quebec City has got you covered with a […]

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Stasis Local Preserves

FOODIECATION: Toronto

I lived in Toronto for two years where I had my first job as a reporter. Toronto is where I lived through some of the best and scariest moments of my life; among them hip replacement surgery. For the first months, I lived by Warden and Danforth and then downtown near Regent Park on the […]

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VIDEO: Pilot Coffee Roasters

I was recently on a foodiecation in Toronto where I went for a visit at the Pilot Coffee roasting plant. I love Dose‘s coffee here in Quebec City and it only serves Pilot’s coffee. Therefore, when I was in Toronto, I wanted to meet with the roasters who roast some of my favourite coffee beans. I went […]

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REVIEW: Panache du Parc

The Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge is where I learned the basics of photography: aperture vs speed and light. It is one of the most magnificent parks in Quebec City to immortalise biodiversity, especially flowers. With its breathtaking view of the Saint-Lawrence river, the Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge is one of the most beautiful places for a picnic, […]

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Tacos: cochinita pibil

REVIEW: Le Mexicain

Le Mexicain is the most authentic Mexican experience you’ll find in Quebec City. Unfortunately, you’ll have to drive out to Charlesbourg to experience its flavours. Is it worth the drive you ask? Oh yes it is! Located at the back of a commercial building and facing a residential street, Le Mexicain is not easy to find. […]

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