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Il D’Orleans, Quebec: Food Island

Quebec has an island the size of Manhattan, and all they do there is grow delicious, organic food.  Well, that’s not all they do there, but basically, yeah.  Lots of farmers.  Oh, and did I mention they have wineries?  I’d say a day trip to Il D’Orleans is essential for your Quebec trip.  That is, if you enjoy delicious food, pastoral views, and happiness.

27
May 2013
POSTED BY travelbugrobert
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Hotel La Ferme, Quebec

There’s a great hotel to check out in the Charlevoix region of Quebec.  What is it?  Why, it’s Hotel La Ferme, the hotel in this video!  Inside the hotel, it’s like an IKEA with better made furniture.  And the hotel is really close to some great skiing, I hear.  I “hear” about the skiing because I visited in the fall, and even if I were there in winter, I wouldn’t be skiing.  I try to avoid opportunities to break my legs.  That’s why I never borrow money from gangsters.

Another great thing about the hotel: their restaurant, Les Labours.  This ain’t your American hotel restaurant that you eat at just because it’s convenient.  This place is legit.  And if you’re still hungry, why not hop on the Massif de Charlevoix Train for a gastro train trip, which just happens to have a station at the hotel?

29
Apr 2013
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SSS Restaurant in Quebec

One less “S” in the title, and they’d be in trouble (unless you like Germany circa World War II), but luckily these three S’s stand for “Simple,” “Snack,” and “Sympathique” (which in French kind of means “pleasant”).  And boy oh boy, do they nail each.  No false advertising here.

22
Apr 2013
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Le Massif de Charlevoix Train

In this video, Kelley and I eat a gourmet French Canadian meal while enjoying the picturesque countryside of Quebec on the Le Massif de Charlevoix Train.  And the chef even stops by to chat!

27
Feb 2013
POSTED BY travelbugrobert
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Eating Poutine in Quebec City

Poutine is a dish closely linked with the culture and identity of Quebec.  Of course I had to go try some.  SPOILER ALERT: it’s really good.  Why can’t we treat poutine like Canadian comedians and import it to America?  This has got to make it down to the states.

20
Feb 2013
POSTED BY travelbugrobert
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