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Travel Guide: Quebec City, Canada

Travel-Guide-Quebec-City

By: Lisa Ng

A sponsored post. Photos have been captured on the Nokia Lumia 1020 by Microsoft Devices.

I flew back to Toronto last month to attend Paul’s cousin’s wedding in Kingston. They had this amazing pie instead of a wedding cake and we cruised into the sunset through the 1000 Islands.

But before the festivities, I booked a trip to Quebec City with my sister Amy and spent a fun week eating and exploring our way through La Belle Province and even stopped at this unique spa on a boat on our way home. Quebec City is currently ranked the no. 1 destination in Canada by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine and the walled city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Treasure. Here are a few of our travel tips for Quebec City:

Quebec-Bridge

Getting There – From Toronto there are direct flights on Porter and Air Canada. Otherwise, you can connect from any other city via Montreal. Honda Canada was nice enough to lend us a brand new Honda CRV, so we chose to make a sisters road trip out of it. We left at around 10 AM after the traffic died down and the drive takes about 9 hours. We took our time, made lots of stops along the way including:

Big-Apple-Cobourg

A visit to The Big Apple in Cobourg (more…)

Panache Restaurant – Quebec City

Panache-Restaurant-Quebec

Restaurant photo courtesy of Auberge Saint-Antoine

By: Lisa Ng

A sponsored post – food photos have been captured on the Nokia Lumia 1020 from Microsoft Devices.            

After subsisting on kale salads and pressed juice while living in Los Angeles, I arrived in Quebec City earlier this month and my stomach growled, “Bring on the cheese!” and all the wonderfully rich French food that I have been missing.

When an invitation from Panache came for my sister and I, we rushed eagerly to one of Quebec’s finest restaurants to sample their Signature Tasting Menu. Panache is located inside the charming Auberge Saint-Antoine, a Relais & Chateaux property inside Old Quebec City. The restaurant features Quebecoise cuisine with a modern twist.

Foie-Gras

Our tasting menu began with Foie Gras with Lentils and Orange zest swimming in a rich veloute sauce. As soon as the plates were brought to our table, I could smell the fresh zest – scattered around three meaty pieces of foie with a sprinkle of lentils. The Chef brought over a small saucepan and poured the hot veloute over our dish. We devoured it instantly.

White-Lake-Fish

We continued our meal with a White Lake Fish, marinated with Kaffir lime leaves and garnished with mini potatoes, watercress and a bit of fish tartare. The buttery fish flaked tenderly onto my fork and the hint of lime flavour made this one of my favourite dishes of the night. It was simple, yet perfect. (more…)