Fresh, local Quebecois fare

36 Tables

Chez Muffy, the in-house restaurant of Auberge Saint-Antoine, is located in an impressively refurbished 19th-century warehouse with stone walls and wooden beams that nudges the Saint Lawrence River. The tone is established from the moment you walk into the building, the tables elegantly set with silverware and crystal, catching the natural light streaming in through the windows and the glittering lamp fixtures. Everything seems light and airy, an impression enhanced by the relaxed, friendly manner of the staff.

The restaurant sources much of its produce from its farm on Île d'Orléans, which you can see from one of the window tables. It specializes in what it terms as “high-end comfort food,” offering a contemporary twist on local Quebec specialities. The foie gras, served with quince slices cooked in wine, is a pleasant explosion of flavors. The salty caramel ice cream, served with almond cake, is divine, particularly when savored with a glass of maple wine. The restaurant’s wine cellar boasts more than 10,000 bottles, many of which are vintage numbers.

When chef Louis Pacquelin isn’t in the kitchen, he can be found on the farm on Île d'Orléans. Chez Muffy takes pride in using seasonal produce, which is best showcased in vegetarian dishes such as the squash lasagne with goat cheese and herb salad. Menus are refreshed every two months to keep things interesting. After a meal, you may want to amble to Café-Bar Artefact for a digestif.

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