Foodie Finds – Louis Hebert in Quebec City

Travel Tips for Quebec, City, Quebec, Canada
Recommended by Viv and Jill – WAVEJourney

Foodie Finds – Louis Hebert in Quebec City

While dining on the extremely popular terrace at Louis Hebert, another favorite local restaurant outside the walls of Old Quebec City, on a warm, spring evening, we delved into course after course of some of the most delicious fare we have tasted.

Terrace at Auberge Louis Hebert in Quebec City

Terrace at Auberge Louis Hebert in Quebec City

Located in a charming, old stone building on the bustling Grande Allée, Auberge Louis Hebert recently celebrated the 30-year anniversary of this unique, small hotel (7-room auberge) with a distinctive restaurant that would please the palate of even the most sophisticated gastronome.

As we savored the evening and enjoyed people watching from our table on the terrace, Chef Hervé Toussaint, originally from Alsace in France, wowed us from start to finish with his French-influenced cuisine. It was certainly evident from the melding of delicate flavors that each course was made from only the freshest ingredients sourced from Quebec City markets and local farmers.

Quebec Blonde Beer and Amuse Bouche at Louis Hebert

Quebec Blonde Beer and Amuse Bouche at Louis Hebert

Not only do we like to eat local, but we also like to drink local, so restaurant manager Pascal Morin, came to the rescue when we wanted to try a beer from the area. Pascal recommended we start with a local Quebec blond beer, and also gave excellent recommendations from the vast wine list for wines that would pair well with our varied menu selections.

Appetizer - Scallop and Bacon Skewer

Appetizer – Scallop and Bacon Skewer

After relaxing over our beer and amuse bouche, we started by sharing the scallop and bacon skewer and the pheasant confit roll appetizers – both were outstanding.

Appetizer - Pheasant Confit Roll

Appetizer – Pheasant Confit Roll

Between the appetizer and main courses we were then served a palette cleansing pear sorbet, which was quite refreshing.

Pear Sorbet

Pear Sorbet

Viv highly praised the Surf and Turf main course – half lobster Thermidor and grilled filet mignon with pepper sauce, served with a medley of rice and fiddlehead greens.

Surf and Turf at Louis Hebert in Quebec City

Surf and Turf at Louis Hebert in Quebec City

Jill was in heaven dining on a main course of roasted duck breast (cooked to a perfect medium rare), served with a ginger and honey sauce, date and pecan risotto and Brussel sprouts.

Roasted Duck Breast

Roasted Duck Breast

Last but not least, we shared the chocolate soup with banana fritters dessert and the Quebec cheese plate.

Chocolate Soup with Banana Fritters

Chocolate Soup with Banana Fritters

Quebec Cheese Plate

Quebec Cheese Plate

So, if savoring French-influenced local cuisine sounds up your alley (pun intended: Grande Allée), make a reservation to dine at Louis Hebert when you visit Quebec City.

 

If You Go:

  • Louis Hebert
  • Address: Auberge Louis Hebert – 668 Grande Allée Est, Quebec City, QC, Canada
    (418) 525-7812

Note: In Quebec City You May Also Enjoy Dining at Le Clocher Penche Bistrot or Laurie Raphael.

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