Dive into the Boreal Forest With Légende

The five-diamond CAA/AAA awarded team behind La Tanière has finally opened their long-anticipated, high-end bistro in the old port of Quebec City. Located at the beginning of the antiques sector of downtown Quebec City, Légende par La Tanière is a refined and unique culinary experience. It is at once one of the most creative and distinguished culinary experience I have had in Quebec City. Everything in the … Continue reading Dive into the Boreal Forest With Légende

Les Fêtes de la Nouvelle France 2014

Les Fêtes de la Nouvelle France have begun. This means that until August 10th, the Petit Champlain is dressed up to celebrate “the ingeniosity and the creativity of the New France settlers”. Every year, I visit their Food and Flavours Market. It’s a great opportunity to discover new products and local producers. If you decide to head on downtown and take part in the celebrations, here are … Continue reading Les Fêtes de la Nouvelle France 2014

Toast! Celebrates 10 years

Le Toast! is celebrating its 10th anniversary. For the occasion, I was invited (along with a few bloggers/journalists) to taste the restaurant’s ten-service anniversary menu concocted by Chef Christian Lemelin. The menu is an impressive time-travelling culinary journey inspired by the Toast’s most popular dishes of the past decade. Every dish presented was paired with a wine selected by the co-owner, Maître d’Hôtel and sommelier … Continue reading Toast! Celebrates 10 years

Laurie Raphaël’s First Sugar Shack Brunch

The Laurie Raphaël restaurant is going maple! Until April 22nd, lunch and weekends are dedicated to maple products and its harmonies. The menu is an affordable yet gastronomic experience concocted by father-and-son duo extraordinaire Daniel and Raphaël Vézina. For the purpose of this unique and time sensitive menu, the restaurant and its waiters have dressed for the occasion: maple syrup cans decorate the outside terrace, … Continue reading Laurie Raphaël’s First Sugar Shack Brunch

Brunch Chez Boulay

An Adult Contemporary Brunch

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day, especially during the weekend when I like to drive downtown and find something new. I especially look for the restaurant that offers something other than the traditional bacon & eggs combo. Don’t get me wrong; I like tradition, but not today.

My favourite place for breakfast is Le Hobbit on St-Jean Street on the corner of Ste-Geneviève, but the place is closed in January; vacation time for the owners/employees and it’s been like that for years. Bummer. The soundtrack usually includes Cohen, Brel or Old Crow Medicine Show and the walls are covered with Dumontier clichés, a local photographer showing off typical scene of the Saint-Jean Baptiste neighbourhood. But it’s closed, so I’ll have to think of something new. Continue reading “Brunch Chez Boulay”

Québécois Flavours of Buffet de l’Antiquaire

I worked as a parking attendant/valet for the Dominion 1912 hotel in Old Quebec in early 2000. My fellow co-workers would often head out to a nearby restaurant and come back with what looked and smelled like comfort food, precisely the kind that my grandmother would cook to make my heart feel warm. Oh was I ever curious to taste it!
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