Food

Québec Foie Gras

You don’t have to go to France to get great foie gras. You need go no further than this city’s Maguire Avenue. There you will find Le Canard Goulu, a specialty food boutique dedicated to the delicacies of the fatted duck. Their farm is in Saint-Apollinaire, a village half an hour to the southwest of …

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Tournebroche

Tournebroche is a new restaurant on St. John’s Street that has captured a lot of attention since its opening this spring. It has been a welcome addition to the offering of eateries in Old Québec. Its menu is subtle and sophisticated, its décor is sleek and sassy, and it wows its customers with a variety …

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Poutine

A publication no less ponderous than the Wall Street Journal has weighed in on poutine, the unofficial national dish of Québec. In a recent article, author Adam Leith Gollner argues that this decadent mixture of French fries, cheese curds, and gravy cannot, and should not – despite recent attempts to do so – be turned into haute …

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German Christmas Market

Sprechen sie deutsch? Do you speak German? Well, actually, speaking German is not mandatory at Québec City’s Deutscher Weihnachtsmarkt; French will do just fine. Every winter, at about this time of the year, City Hall Square is decked out in its holiday finery to bring alive the German tradition of the outdoor Christmas market. Its …

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Le Clocher Penché

Last Thursday, I had lunch at Le Clocher Penché. This restaurant is on the corner of St. Joseph-Est and Caron streets in Québec City’s St Roch neighborhood. Slightly outside of the historic heart of the city, the only tourists here are those who have done their homework. I am a sucker for salmon, so the …

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Food Tour

My favorite way to see a city is to eat my way through it. In restaurants, grocery stores, bars, and boutiques they sell the food that defines a place. You can learn from this food where a city has been and where a city is going. This is certainly true in Quebec City where we …

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