My parents and I had the BEST food while we were in Québec City for my belated 30th birthday celebration! Every night we went to an amazing restaurant, and at the end of the trip we each selected a different place as our ultimate favorite.
Before I get into it, I do want to note that we were always the first people at the restaurant – and our reservations were for 7pm each night! So if you notice the tables looking a little empty, rest assured each place was packed by the time we left. We aren’t the only ones who love these restaurants!
My dad’s favorite is Chez Muffy, formerly known as Panache. I’m obsessed with their decor! The place feels like a glamorous log cabin! And coincidentally that’s exactly how my dad wants to decorate their house… minus the “glamorous” part!
We started with warm bread and delicious homemade butters.
And foie gras with duck.
And as if this wasn’t enough of a start, as appetizers we had the Québec Mussels lightly smoked in juniper and served with pine-roasted zucchini.
As well as the Sautéed Nordic Shrimp on a bed of Saint-Antoine’s lettuce, topped with goat’s milk and dill.
Our main courses were delicious too. I had one of the specials that evening, the Halibut, and it was fabulous!
While my dad had the Grilled Hanger Steak served with chimichurri, spring onion purée and Henri IV sauce.
And my mom had the Local Mackerel with larch-infused butter, grilled zucchinis and sweet-and-sour radicchios.
My mom’s favorite restaurant of the trip is Le Saint-Amour which is one of the most renowned restaurants in the city. The outside of the restaurant is absolutely adorable, and the inside decor is pretty spectacular as well.
We ate in the atrium, and I definitely recommend that you request a table in that area!
For a starter we had the Duck Foie Gras served with brioche bread and garnished with sea buckthorn and Labrador tea jelly, chockecherry confit and birch syrup, and apple compote with balsam spruce.
For their main course my parents both had the Lamb Rack and Jac le Chevrier Goat Cheese with tomato tatin on a black olive crumble, fine herb polenta and aromatic jus.
And I had the Forillon Park Lobster served with Jerusalem artichoke and Québec black garlic purée, fresh black cuttlefish ink pasta, lobster roe, and saffron cream with mild spices. It was wonderful!
And now it’s time for my favorite restaurant! And when you see the food pictures you’re going to be just as obsessed as I am!
If you only have one meal in Québec City, then you absolutely have to eat at Légende!
Again I loved the decor, and how they made the restaurant feel upscale, but with an edge.
We did the tasting menu and it ended up being the best tasting menu I’ve ever had! It was delicious and beautifully plated – my two favorite things in a meal!
And all of the ingredients are grown, raised or made within 300 miles of the restaurant.
Feast your eyes on these fabulous courses:
Is this not the prettiest presentation you’ve ever seen?!
Every plate is just gorgeous!
Even the desserts are beautifully presented!
Before our trip I had heard such good things about Québec City’s food scene, and now I know why!
These three restaurants are worth the trip alone!