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.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 11:30 AM to 02:00 PM, Tuesday to Saturday from 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover
- Nearest Train: Quebec