I’ve been to Quebec many times but having friend recently moving there really up the game restaurant wise on my visits. With sometimes very little time it’s hard to find the places that are the place to visit and they make my visit more pleasant not having to look for the good adresses to visit.
My friend had made a reservation as they are quite popular and we got a nice table on their patio. Menu is quite interesting and according to my friend they are known for their riz de veau. I was not really in the mood for it and quite a lot of other choices caught my eye. The place has a cool trendy decor and the ambiance is very friendly.
I started with an appetizer of lobster served poched with a bisque butter, stew of Du Puy lentils, cherry tomatoes and turnip mousse. This dish was awesome, the tastes all married well together and the lobster since in season was fresh and tasteful. I then had the wild boar served with a creamy polenta, cipolinis, wild asperagus, lard and a black garlic sauce. Again everything came together nicely and was not too heavy. The wild boar was cooked to perfection and was extremely tender.
This is a great place to visit if you’re looking for great food. It’s not on the usual touristy path. I’ve discovered some great places in the vieux Limoilou neighborhood and it’s worth the detour. Staff is very knowledgeable in both their menu and wine list and can offer you some good pairing.
BY SEBASTIEN ROBILLARD
1027 3e Avenue, Quebec, QC