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Quebec (inc. Montreal) Easter

FIRST time visiting Quebec City over the Easter weekend. Please complete this sentence for me: " You would be remiss in visiting QC and not having tasted......"

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Restaurants & Bars Quebec (inc. Montreal) Easter

FIRST time visiting Quebec City over the Easter weekend. Please complete this sentence for me: " You would be remiss in visiting QC and not having tasted......"

ZenFoodist | | Mar 20, 2013 07:37 AM

Greetings, Canadian 'Hounds!

My husband, nine year old son, and I will be heading from NYC to your lovely city from Holy Thursday through Easter Monday. We will be staying at the Fairmont and are extremely excited about a long weekend of exploring the city and eating at what, after a bit of research on these very boards, seem to be some excellent bistros, bakeries, and restaurants.

We are thinking of renting a car for one day and checking out a Sugar Shack (even if the food is not spectacular, we think it would be an interesting experience). My son is on a mission to find the best poutine
(he loved it in Montreal a few years ago!) and deli meats.

We are interested most in experiences that are uniquely Quebecois or Canadian. Something we don't encounter in NYC where we eat ethnic foods- everything from Uzbekistani to Vietnamese- all the time. We are not particularly interested in very formal places, although at least one of our meals will probably be at a "fine" dining establishment. We would much prefer warm, cozy bistros.

I am told that most people will be happy to speak English with us. I speak fluent in Italian and Spanish, and even know a bit of Mandarin and Korean, but my French is awful. REALLY awful. I am hoping this will not be a problem. We are polite and friendly and hope this will earn us hospitality points ;)

We are mostly interested in lunches, dinners, and snacks as we were able to get the Fairmont's buffet breakfast worked into our room rate.

Merci in advance,
lisa

Places that are on on radar after a bit of research are:

Sugar Shack:

APDC or sucrerie Gallant, in Rigaud

Le Cafe de Clocher Penche

Bistro du Cap

Le Billig for crepes

Le Concorde on the top floor of the Lowes Hotel, just outside of the old city for cockails

L'Echaude

Boulangerie Paillard

Au Palet d'Or for pastries

Ashton for Poutine

panache or le patriacrhe ....too formal? Favor seems to be with Patriarche

Le Pain Beni

Aux Anciens Canadiens Tourist Trap?

L'Affaire Est Ketchup

Cafe Le Hobbit.

Cafe Le St Malo (cassoulet)

Lapin Saute

Fabrique du smoked meat in Levis

chocolate dipped ice cream at Les Chocolats Favoris

cookies at Choco Erico

old port market

JA Moisan and Farmers' Market

Cochon Dingue for duck poutine

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