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Oct 8, 2013 05:34 AM
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Old Quebec first time

We'd love some advice on must try places. Particularly on the look out for my latest obsession, rare and elusive in Boston, kouign amann. Almond croissants are a must too. Would also appreciate casual dinner recommendations.

Merci from Massachusetts

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  1. For kouign amann, the only place that come to my mind is Le Croquembouche : http://www.lecroquembouche.com/. It's not in the area associate to Old Quebec, but downtown. Its a great bakery.

    The Old Quebec is a very touristic part of the town where i dont hang out very much. So any recommandations i can make for casual dinners would be outside the historic walls as well.

    To discover good nature wines and french cuisine with a local twist, try Le Moine échanson : http://www.lemoineechanson.com/

    For a bistro experience, Le Clocher penché (great wine list too) : http://www.clocherpenche.ca/

    You might also take a look at Le Bouchon (Pied bleu), very casual and fun, food is traditional bouchon lyonnais : http://bouchonquebec.wordpress.com/

    I am not a big fan, but a lot of people like L'Affaire est ketchup and Patente et machin : http://www.laffaireestketchup.net/; https://www.facebook.com/Patente.et.M...

    Good ramen and some izakaya type of plate at Hosaka-Ya Ramen (no reservation) : http://www.hosaka-ya.com/01ramen/rame...

    Bon séjour à Québec!

    1. Almond croissants can easily be found at Paillard, in the old city, along with other breakfast goodies (chocolate and regular croissants, turnovers, etc. ) I don't think they have kouign amann though.

      1. many thanks to both of you. I have a feeling we won't go hungry!