Snack Bar Saint-Jean Poutine is Québec’s national dish, whether we like it or not. Poutine is a highly caloric combination of fries, cheese and gravy. It is the Quebecois favourite comfort food where every génération has an opinion about quality. Its origins are debated (Victoriaville or Drummondville?), its ingredients questioned (It’s a heart attack on a plate !?!) and part of many-a-drunken adventures. Above all … Continue reading Quebec City’s Best Poutines
This is the most important map you’ll need during your visit to Québec City. Here is a list of independently owned and operated cafés that will have you smiling in no time. Whether you’re planing a day trip to Charlevoix, Portneuf or simply looking for the best cup of coffee near your downtown hotel, I’ve got you covered. No sponsors, just great coffee! Continue reading Québec City Coffee Map
Here are some of my favourite places for a burger in Québec City. Burgers made by people who take extra special care in selecting high-quality ingredients, who take pride in establishing personal relationships with local producers and/or push the limits of their distributors in order to create the most flavourful burgers possible.
Have you ever been overwhelmed by emotion that you just couldn’t hold back your tears? Not sobbing or crying, but uncontrollable tears running down your cheeks. I have. I was recently taken aback by the harmonies of seven nuns signing in a chapel. It happened in the Coeur of the Monastère des Augustines at 7:36 on the morning of February 24, 2016. It was the culminating point to one of the most emotion-filled experiences of my life.
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.
When Quebec City’s Festival D’été is in full throttle, 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 list of must-eats (and drink!) during Festival d’été de Québec. … Continue reading Where to eat during Festival d’été de Québec
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 Frontenac was not part of my social standing and definitely … Continue reading The Château’s Modern Champlain