Aux Anciens Canadien, Quebec City

Aux Anciens Canadien

On a recent visit to Québec city I felt the last night was the perfect time to visit one of the cities classic Quebecois establishments.  The restaurant has been housed in the historic Maison Jacquet since 1966.  The Maison one of the oldest houses in Québec, built in 1675-76. More on the history HERE.

If you are tall be prepared to stoop a bit in some parts of the restaurant, as it really is housed in a piece of history, where apparently people were not as tall.  Warm lighting and a snapping fireplace welcome you into the dining room for a true Canadian Quebecois meal fit for royalty.  Take the opportunity to order a game meat as if you are going to do it anywhere, do it here where the cooking is spot on and the meat is really honored with the best acruements. Continue reading

Le Lapin Sauté, Québec City

Lapin Saute
If one is going to try rabbit for the first time, it makes sense to do it at a restaurant that has it in the title. The first thing that catches your attention at Le Lapin Sauté before you even walk in is the adorably happy rabbit statues hopping around the sign on the outside.

Going inside is like entering another country, which old Quebec City as a whole is like. The restaurant is cozy. The interior seats about 31 people and is all done up in rustic wood and exposed stone. The staff make you feel instantly welcomed. Our server let us know that in the summer there is a patio that fits about 50 people and is the spot of joyous eating and drinking. Continue reading