Dining in Quebec.

One of the best parts of our trip to the Canadian Province of Quebec was the food. As it turned out, our hosts in both Montreal and Quebec City have those discriminating palates I’ve always wanted to have; serving us gourmet meals that were beautifully prepared presentations with white wine sauces, creamy cheeses, stuffed Crepes and crusty bread, all of which were served with a bottle of wine and in proportions that more than satisfied our appetites without leaving us feeling stuffed.

Our Quebec City hosts, Reynald and Marie

Marie is a former Chef and restaurant owner and the meals she served bore witness to that fact.

cold cantaloupe soup

This soup was something new for me but it was so good I was going to request seconds although I will confess that, having never been a flower child, I was initially a little hesitant about eating the Nasturtium garnishing the soup but it was also delicious. The main dish:

pork loin with peaches, new potatoes, white carrots and snow peas

The baked peaches on the pork really made the dish.
Breakfast the next morning was homemade muffin bread still hot from the oven.

muffin bread

This was served with a selection of cheeses.

It was quite a treat, one that I decided we would duplicate when we got home.
I’m not quite there yet although I have moved the Velveeta to the back of the refrigerator.

Our Montreal hosts:

Dave and Sue early morning in front of their new country home.

Dave and Sue served us a breakfast of Fairmount Bagels, watermelon, fresh St. Marcelline blueberry jam, the creamiest Brie cheese I have ever tasted and cream laden espresso coffee. The coffee, made one cup at a time, was much better than our coffee made at home but I’m not sure I have the patience to always make it this way.
The Bagels are a Montreal tradition with a good taste not found in machine made products. We had the good fortune to visit the bakery where they are handmade by the thousands.

an inviting table


About geetwo

I am a 69 year old (in 2009) retired I.T. consultant. My wife, Susie and I travel in an RV 6 to 8 months a year. I write a humor / travel column for several print publications on a weekly basis.
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