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Any Recos for Quebec City?

AmandaEd Aug 23, 2006 03:56 PM

My out-laws are going to Quebec City and would like to have a great meal when in town. Last year, they stayed in Montreal and were thrilled with their meal at L'Express. Both are amazing cooks and picky about food and service. Any recos?

Thanks!

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    Frenchie Aug 23, 2006 05:26 PM

    Depending on their budget... I would send them to either Toast!, a more upscale, yet casual place on Sault au Matelot (app. $25-$35 entrees), L'Échaudé, a more casual but very good bistro, again on Sault au Matelot (app. $20-$30 entrees). Le Café du Cloché Penché, in the St-Roch area, is also very good, very bistro and the food is great.

    For great, great, but pricey dining experiences, Laurie Raphaël, L'Utopie and Panache are amazing.

    If they would like to try more eclectic food, Yuzu, a Japanese fusion restaurant on boul. Charest is the place to go!

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      vabou Aug 23, 2006 09:13 PM

      First, apologize i am a french from Quebec City and my english writing is bad, all is very french here! Because of that i use short messages, but here i will try to make longer and more comprehensible one!

      Second Frenchie : Yuzu for japanese fusion, Café du Clocher Penché for very great Bistro with a selection of some goods wines.

      L'Utopie : yes pricey, but its worth the price. One of my favorite, if not my favorite. They have an architectural menu, the concept is that the chief was inspired by architecural drawings for designing this menu. The result is amazing for the eyes and the palate.

      Laurie Raphaël is also a good choice. The degustation menu is one of the best in town. Pricey, but the "Chef Chef Menu" of 3 services for 56$ is a big deal ("Daniel Vézina follows his inspiration to craft your meal on the spot").

      On the list of recommandation for restos in Quebec City, let me add Le Patriarche. This resto was never reported on this board, but a recent visit make me think that it would worth it . I stopped going to this resto because it had become a tourist trap, but they have a new owner andmy visit,last month, made me think that i had to rectify my opinion of this place. We were 4 for the dinner and after looking at the menu (classic french and terroir) asked the owner : "we will take the food and the wine that you choose for us!". First time i do that, but a memorable one. All was very very good and the prices were quite low for this range of restos. We will return as soon as possible.

      I also have some goods recs from a new resto on the corner of Cartier et René-Lévesque ( La noce) were you can take all the items on the menu for appetizers or main course. Even the dessert can be take in "bouchée". They also have wine by the glass in degustation format (2-3 oz.) I shall go on friday and make a report for you.

    2. AmandaEd Aug 24, 2006 01:02 PM

      Merci beaucoup, Frenchie and vabou! I really appreciate it!

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