Soif: Bar à vin, Gatineau, Québec

SOIF Bar à Vin is a true wine bar, where wine is their focus. Champion sommelier Veronique Rivest has curated a concise but ever-changing list offering authentic wines, wines that speak of a place, with an emphasis on organic and biodynamic growing practices…natural and real wines made by...

Fairmont Manoir Richelieu, Pointe au Pic (Charlevoix), Quebec

About a decade ago, Fairmont Hotels gave Le Manoir Richelieu (c. 1899) a $170 million make over.  In it’s very early days it was constructed to emulate a French castle and, today, it really is a grand hotel on one of the earth’s most glorious rivers.  At that point in La Malbaie, the...

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....

La Tanière ~ Cuisine Boréale, Québec City, QC

La Tanière was founded in 1977 and, as such, is absolutely rooted in the culinary history of Québec City.  Even then, the menu was regional, specializing in game meats. This was the era of the now-legendary Serge Bruyère and across the Province, pride in their own food traditions was just...