Top 7 Coffee Houses in Québec City

“Adventure in life is good; consistency in coffee even better.” ― Justina Chen Never underestimate the power of a great cup of coffee when travelling. Good enough just doesn’t make it. Thankfully for all you great coffee aficionados, the Third Wave Coffee movement is in full throttle in Quebec City! A movement where the coffee bean is considered an artisanal produce the same way one would consider wine or chocolate. It … Continue reading Top 7 Coffee Houses in Québec City

Chef Fisun Ercan’s Turkey in Montreal

When I started talking to my colleagues about my love for Sevtap Yüce’s cookbook, some asked where they could find a good Turkish restaurant in Québec City. Unfortunately, the answer is nowhere. There is though an excellent Greek restaurant called Mezzé in the Old-Port where the notion of small appetizers and familiar Mediterranean ingredients are used, but it resonates nothing near authentic Turkish cuisine. Let’s … Continue reading Chef Fisun Ercan’s Turkey in Montreal

BOOK: Turkish Fire by Sevtap Yüce

Aside from being a blogger, I work as a food columnist in Québec City for Canada’s public broadcaster, Radio-Canada. The best part of my job is getting to meet so many talented chefs, get to know people who work in the food industry  who dedicate their lives to creating authentic products. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to promote the work of those who feed … Continue reading BOOK: Turkish Fire by Sevtap Yüce

REVIEW: Saint-Henri Micro-torréfacteur

Quebec city loves coffee, especially in the Saint-Roch neighbourhood. There, you’ll find at least five independent coffee houses, each located within steps of the world’s most recognized gaming industry headquarters. Fortuity? I think not. Third Wave coffee The Third Wave movement considers the coffee bean a refined product, giving it great attention in every step of its transformation; a coffee as prestigious as wine and … Continue reading REVIEW: Saint-Henri Micro-torréfacteur

REVIEW: Breakfast at Hobbit Bistro

Located in the heart of boho Faubourg Saint-Jean-Baptiste, The Hobbit Bistro is where I find both the perfect soundtrack and the perfect setting for an early morning breakfast. Its brick walls, leather seats and wooden tables set the tone of this unpretentious, down to earth neighbourhood bistro. I love its ambience, one where I imagine novelists come for inspiration or observe human behaviour. Just last weekend … Continue reading REVIEW: Breakfast at Hobbit Bistro

Introspective Monastère des Augustines

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 … Continue reading Introspective Monastère des Augustines

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 to know the local chefs before travelling, they are always … Continue reading Terre Rouge Bistro du Marché, Charlottetown