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My exquisite culinary experience at Le Panache Restaurant at Auberge St-Antoine

September 7th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I am sure you all heard about Auberge St-Antoine in Quebec City? The Auberge is part of the Relais & Château collection and was named Top 100 best hotels in the world by Travel & Leisure and best hotel in Canada by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine.

Chef François Blais - Photo Michel JulienI finally took the time to visit the Auberge that everyone is talking about and had lunch with a friend of mine who’s the Director of Sales & Events, Ingrid Lemm.  I loved the welcome experience and the lobby area with its display of artefacts found during the archeological digs conducted right where the building was built in 1680s.

It was not just a lunch, it was an exquisite culinary experience at the four diamond restaurant Panache managed by Executif Chef François Blais.  Our meal started with a Brandade de canard confit, purée de roquette followed by a tasty Poisson Lune and the Pastry Chef’s chocolate delight.  Everything is cooked with local Québec produce. I really enjoyed the presentation and the originality of the menu.

Lobby Auberge St-AntoineI look forward to going back to Auberge St-Antoine for an overnight stay and another great meal at Le Panache Restaurant.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Michel Julien // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Hé! C’est ma photo du chef Blais!
    Sympathique bonhomme!

  • 2 Louise Mason // Sep 8, 2008 at 7:19 am

    Thank Isabelle – you have a super job. Next time
    please take me with you.

  • 3 Eric S Pratum // Sep 8, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Having a fine dining restaurant on-site is a major bonus for such locations that many travelers unfortunately do not take advantage of. The Hotel Experience can be greatly enhanced by a quality culinary experience when staying at, or just visiting, a nice property.