Montreal has a reputation as Quebec’s culinary hub, but the province’s much smaller capital — known among local diners as Canada’s best-kept secret — deserves equal attention. Quebec City’s gastronomic scene is booming. Atop the list of reasons: fresh, local ingredients sourced from farmlands located a mere 15 minutes from the city center, a perk that could make any Montreal chef jealous.
The broad dining scene, cultivated by the city’s chefs, brewers, and patissiers, offers traditional Québécois cuisine — and not just old staples like tourtière or pouding chômeur — while other menus go beyond Quebec’s borders entirely, serving silky ramen, retro Southern soul food, and crispy Portuguese charcoal-grilled chicken.
With more than 20 years of experience in French and English media, Allison Van Rassel is a reference in gastronomy in Quebec who stands out in the Canadian media landscape for her contagious passion, her constructive and rigorous critiques, as well as her inspiring and tantalizing discoveries.Read More