Chez Edgar, Gatineau, Québec
Chez Edgar is a tiny (13 seats), comfortable restaurant that prides itself in the most local ingredients. Chef Marysol Foucault harvests vegetables, herbs, greens and, of course strawberries, from her room top garden all summer long.
Like all Food Day Canada chefs, she has a defined philosophy. She writes:”Passion for local is easy, it simply tastes better. I am a firm believer of ‘rustic foods’, uneven, full of dirt, very often imperfect, but people need to see the beauty, they need to wake up and learn that this is the real deal, not the cookie-cutter perfect veg that we get at the grocery store. And our reality, in this colder climate/province, should force us to be more creative and to use what we have with pride. I love using parsnip in cakes in winter, I find clever ways to use turnips and make people love it, potatoes and squash need not be boring either – you just have to challenge yourself and see beyond. My favorite phrases in a kitchen are ‘what if?’ and ‘what more’.”
Chez Edgar is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada.
Chez Edgar est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs.
60, rue Bégin