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Laurie Raphaël, Quebec City

Laurie Raphaël - Quebec City, Canada
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Laurie Raphaël
117 Dalhousie Street, Quebec City, QC G1K 9C8Map
+1 418 692 4555/+1 877 876 4555(Toll Free)
Neighborhood: Old Quebec
AOL Travel Editor’s Review

Colours, flavours and fun are the inspirations of Laurie Raphaël chef and co-owner Daniel Vézina, whose acclaimed, whimsically-elegant restaurant is among Quebec's best and well on its way to becoming a local institution, with a boutique and cooking school onsite. Indeed, the carefully-designed contemporary chic decor is part of the overall experience at the restaurant, which is open for lunch and dinner. Opt for the chef's tasting menu or go a la carte for a dreamy-sounding meal that moonlights as a work of art. Appetizers include Raspberry Point oysters with homemade smoked meat, wild rice soufflé, balsamic reductions and Meyer lemon cloud. Albacore tuna tataki is marinated in lemongrass oil, accompanied by tawny port pudding and compressed melons. The mains are heavy on meats like veal, or opt for cod with peppered squash purée, pearled barley with butter and sour cream. Desserts are a fantasy—they do creme brulée with kumquats and apricot confit, kaffir leaves, peanut mousse and lime sorbet. Best of all, Vézina offers cooking classes.

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Restaurant General Information
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 11:30 AM to 02:00 PM, Tuesday to Saturday from 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Feature: Trendy
  • Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover
  • Nearest Train: Quebec
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