Quebec City food for foodies
A group of 6 of us are going to Quebec City in a month for a long weekend. I am having a difficult time finding Quebec City restaurants on the Quebec site.
We are going to be staying at the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac and would like a few suggestions for dinner, though any suggestions for breakfast and lunch would be appreciated as well. We like good food at a good value and would like to try some Quebec City specialties.
My wife and I travel to Quebec City a few times a year for the primary purpose of enjoying amazing food. We stay at either the Auberge St. Antoine or the Hotel Dominion 1912 in the lower city. We have become creatures of habit and frequent some of the same restaurants each trip. Our favorites are:
L'Echaude - a great experience, friendly, good wine list, and always quality
Panache - tremendous restaurant, great wine, incredible atmosphere
Toast - excellent restaurant, menu changes with the seasons
Cafe du Monde - great bistro overlooking the St. Lawrence
Le Saint Amour - amazing restaurant, tremendous wine list, incredible food
For an inexpensive food experience with a variety of hearty Quebecoise meat pies on the menu, as well as a range of other options try Buffet de L'Antiquaire on Rue Saint-Paul in the lower city. This is a diner that serves a lot of locals. If you order well (meat pies) you will have a good experience.
Another find if you like chocolate is Erico on Rue St. Jean just beyond the old city. The neighborhood hosts a number of food purveyors that may also be of interest to foodies.
cshrum, Erico is out of this world. Do you know if they still sell cocoa powder? I had some from a trip up there several years ago, but it's all gone now. I looked on their site and don't even see the cocoa. Apparently, they don't ship to the U.S. anyway. BOOHOO.
OP--definitely hit up this place if you're into chocolate. You won't be disappointed.
Thanks for your suggestions and please keep them coming. Apparently, Le Pain Beni isn't set to open until March and we are going this weekend.