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Favourite fish stores in Quebec City

Do you buy seafood at the grocery store or at your local fish shop? Have you ever compared identical products bought from either place? Was there a difference in taste? ...

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PRESS TRIP: Mexico Part II

Mexico: the luxurious and culinary all-inclusive Grand Velas experience In December of 2014, I was invited to discover the gastronomy of Mexican Chef Xavier Perez Stone at the Laurie Raphaël ...

Snack Bar St-Jean

REVIEW: 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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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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REVIEW: La Traite

When comes time to choose a place to host a group of ...

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Foodie in Quebec City is getting published!

What a beautiful day to share with you some very exciting news. Foodie in Quebec City is about to become a book! A foodie guide that will transcend Quebec City’s distinctive culinary culture and lifestyle. A guide that will take you to the places, the dishes and to meet the people who make Quebec City a distinguished culinary […]

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Favourite fish stores in Quebec City

Do you buy seafood at the grocery store or at your local fish shop? Have you ever compared identical products bought from either place? Was there a difference in taste? In freshness? Was there a significant price difference? Do you like cod? If so, when was the last time you ate fresh cod? Where can […]

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RECIPE: No egg chocolate chip cookies

I have a friend who recently found out she is allergic to eggs. Bummer, because she loves desserts, mayo and breakfast is her favourite meal. She came over this past weekend to watch the Superbowl and so I thought I’d try an egg-less chocolate chip cookie recipe. I’ve adapted a recipe from Ricardo, his chewy […]

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PRESS TRIP: Mexico Part II

Mexico: the luxurious and culinary all-inclusive Grand Velas experience In December of 2014, I was invited to discover the gastronomy of Mexican Chef Xavier Perez Stone at the Laurie Raphaël restaurant here in Quebec City. It was an evening where travel agents from Quebec -and a few journalists- were invited by the Grand Velas Riviera […]

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PRESS TRIP: Mexico Part I

Mexico is featured atop many lists of “foodie travel trends” in 2015. Also trending right this instant are American chefs who love to revisit the rich flavours of traditional Mexican ingredients: corn, beans and chilli peppers: Sean Brock, Paul Kahan and Enrique Olvera just to name a few. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural […]

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RECIPE: Bella and Shiitake mushroom risotto

In 2015, Foodie in Quebec City will have more recipes, much more traveling and even more Quebec-made ingredients, products and restaurant reviews! The «more recipe» resolution begins NOW. Because baby, it’s cold outside and risotto warms my heart. I’ve also considered what I believe to be the perfect wine pairing for this recipe. Bella and Shiitake […]

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PRESS TRIP: l’Auberge des Glacis

I spent seven weeks of my childhood in l’Islet, one week every year from the age of 7 to 14. During these weeks, I attended Camp Trois Saumons. I LOVED it. Best adventures of my childhood. As I write these words, I have flashes of canoeing, learning to start a fire, throwing myself in the […]

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REVIEW: Champlain

The Château Frontenac: Quebec City’s most prestigious symbol. Le Château has always been a hotel with a highly regarded restaurant, a famous Chef, splendid ballrooms and luxurious rooms. Le Château was the lifestyle of the rich and famous, the lieu of residence of the upper class and glamorous of this world. To me, le Château […]

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REVIEW: Dose Coffee Bar

Ever since Dose bar à café has opened its doors, I have The Eagles stuck in my head. There’s a new kid in town. Ok, maybe not literally, but you get it right? Dose is a new kid that’s causing a stir in Quebec City. You know the song. It goes… There’s talk on the […]

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REVIEW: Les Sales Gosses

Restaurants come and go at an incredible rate in Quebec City. Within the last year, a minimum of five new restaurants have opened. Among these Les Sales Gosses, a bistro that prides itself on a bad boy image, measures its maleness with skulls and, well, a dirty, dirty name. Among its “masculine” menu, lamb testicles […]

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Foodie in Quebec City nominated for «Best Canadian Travel & Tourism Blog»

I’ve been selected as a finalist for this year’s edition of the MIB awards in two categories: best Travel & Tourism blog and best Going Out/Restaurants blog. After two years of existence, I am proud to say that Foodie in Quebec City has become a culinary guide not only for tourists visiting town, but for residents across […]

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Snack Bar St-Jean

REVIEW: 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 or Drummondville, huh?), its ingredients questioned (It’s a heart attack on a plate !?!) and always part of drunken midnight adventures. But, above all pleasures […]

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REVIEW: Laurie Raphaël «Brunch de la Chasse»

Until November 16, the restaurant Laurie Raphaël (LR) is offering a «hunting» brunch. A five-course meal inspired by nature and the wilderness of a forest. I was invited to taste this creative and rustic culinary adventure that appeals to all senses. The LR is a four-diamond CAA/AAA rated restaurant in the Old Port of Quebec […]

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EVENT: Helena Loureiro at l’Espace MC Chef

L’Espace MC Chef’s Marie-Chantal Lepage has invited fellow friend chefs from restaurants all over the province to cook for one evening, one chef at a time. The first of six chefs to heat up MC’s piano was Montreal’s Helena Loureiro. An evening filled with mediterranean inspirations and more-than-succulent seafood. An affordable 100$ experience, that is if […]

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REVIEW: iX pour Bistro

Limoilou is one of Quebec’s most popular neighbourhoods for locavore enthusiasts. Everything one needs is at walking distance: butcher, bakeries, cheese, chocolates, pastries and coffee. It even has its own farmer’s market. Limoilou is home to a unique array of artists and their workshop: ceramists, painters, musicians and jewelers, lots of jewelers. And after a […]

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Lamb, smoked eggplant and rosemary

EVENT: The Paris Pop-up Restaurant experience

It’s Tuesday night, Le Pied Bleu is usually closed. But tonight, it is packed with people smiling, laughing. No doubt, guests of le Paris Pop-Up are truly enjoying themselves. Chef Harry Cummins and sommelier Laura Vidal are responsible for these smiles. The Paris Pop-Up experience was a festive gastronomic event where the rosés of Provence […]

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EVENT: Paris Pop-Up in Quebec City

Tomorrow night at the Pied Bleu, Chef Harry Cummins and sommelier Laura Vidal will take over the restaurant to bring their passion to the table. For one night only, the couple will “offer a seasonal menu from locally sourced ingredients paired with matching wines or other interesting beverages”. It’s called The Paris Pop-Up Restaurant, the […]

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FOOD FEST: Cuisinez St-Roch 2. A tasteful event

How wonderful was this second edition of Cuisinez St-Roch? Magnificent! The day started off with uncertain temperature and rain showers. By the time we had decided to leave, somewhere around 1pm, the rain was falling down pretty hard at my place. I live a 20 km drive from downtown and strangely enough, even for a […]

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FOOD FEST: Cuisinez St-Roch 2

Come see what makes St-Roch one of the best foodie destinations in Quebec City! The second edition of Cuisinez St-Roch is taking place this Saturday from 10 to 6pm. This event is the perfect occasion to taste the culinary creativity of Quebec City’s most vibrant neighbourhood. Between Caron and Dorchester streets, the 25 participating merchants […]

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RECIPE: The best flu medicine

I have the flu. I haven’t been sick in a very long time, so this feels like a truck ran me over. My sinus are congested, my throat is itchy, my head aches and I have a bit of a fever. But, I’m now starting to sweat out the flu, because I’ve put together a little […]

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