Already have reservations at my favorite tables in the city but need one additional dinner, looking to try a place I haven't yet been. Requisites are: intimate ambiance (preferably in the fortification) and fresh regionally sourced / farm-to-table preparation a big plus. Nothing overly stuffy or formal/classic french in terms of culinary direction; ie. onion soup, escargot and steak-frites service on large empty plating over white table cloths for zee garcon is o-u-t! An innovative kitchen with modern fare strongly preferred. Not opposed to hearty rustic Quebec fare at all, so long as the focus is towards fresh/unique produce (not doused in heavy sauces and creams!) with interesting approach. Atmosphere and decor are a big deal. It's my girlfriend's first time north of the border, and I want her to experience all the pastoral charms of Old Quebec.
Restaurants I have not yet dined at:
Le Pain Béni
Café du Clocher Penché
Crêperie Le Billig
We only have one additional evening meal to add to our itinerary, and cost doesn't factor. I'd like to stray far from touristy QC culture (I attribute this with something like Le Café Du Monde, though I've never been) and find the ideal balance from the above list (and other welcomed suggestions!) between the best, most interesting kitchen in Quebec and a charming dining room evoking the fairy-tale surroundings of the old city. Your advice is most welcome!