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[travel] Quebec City - Food

It was not hard to find food in Quebec, just hard to find a table outside. There were many cafes and restaurants to choose from, and many different types of cuisine. Some places had a limited menu, offering maybe 4 beers and 4 appetizers to choose from. After we got up to Quebec, checked into the hotel, we headed down Grande Allee for something to eat and drink...

Quebec Food


This place had only nachos, pizza and sausage on the menu. We ordered:

Quebec Food


And these were kind of... pizza nachos. That's pizza sauce and pizza cheese on them. Kind of weird it's not salsa but...

Quebec Food


We still slaughtered them.

Food in Quebec is expensive. Nevermind that during the music shows they sold only cans of Molson Dry at $6 apiece (that's right- a six pack of cans for $36, I shit you not), beers and food were set at tourist prices everywhere, so that our lunches of 2 beers each and a sandwiches came to around $70 Canadian (the meals come with two taxes added- a provincial tax and a federal tax). With the exchange rate at about 1:1, yeah- it's still like $70 American. Ugh!

Still, we're on vacation and we tried lots of bistros/cafes/restaurants.

At Le Conchon Dingue (The Crazy Pig):

Quebec Food


Quebec Food

Crispy duck confit spring rolls with cranberry/pesto sauce


Quebec Food

Mine: Pork skewers w/rice and veggies. Lookit the piggie plate! I want!


Quebec Food

His: Ribs. He has to get ribs at least once wherever we travel. The ribs got two sticky thumbs up. The homemade mayo as a dip for his fries did not go over well. Whatever, I thought it was tasty but he's anti-mayo.


Another day, another beer. Dollar liked Belle Gueule the best:

Quebec Food


On an evening walk from the hotel down to a free show that Cirque du Soleil were doing, it started to rain and we ran into a steak restaurant to eat and get out of the rain. I saw tablecloths and had that "uh-oh, expensive..." feeling. We ordered beers and appetizers.

Quebec Food

Mine: French Onion Soup. Best flavor ever.


Quebec Food

His: Seafood stew. He loved it.


For dinner, we both ordered steaks. Dollar has a small stomach and was pretty full after his thick soup. Two bites into his steak he couldn't have any more. I was like, "I don't care, that's a $30 cut of steak- You're eating it." Because I'm harsh like that. But we ate, paid (even though I was tempted to run out the door (a.k.a. Chew and Screw) after I saw the bill) and waddled down to the Cirque du Soleil show.

The one thing, the one thing I wanted to have in Quebec but didn't was poutine. I've never had it before and I only saw it on one menu when we were out. I didn't get it at the time because it was early in the day and I didn't feel like walking around in a greasy-gravy-cheesey haze. Je le regrette!!!

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