by Re Carroll
Abbotsford, British Columbia
August 17, 2002
Some of the menu items were poached salmon, seafood, coq au vin, brochettes , etc. They also featured Table D’Hote - a 4 course meal, including tea or coffee for one set price. This is pretty common in many of Quebec City’s restaurants and is a very good value.
Except for the soup, there was a choice of at least a couple of items per course. As an appetizer, I had a choice of smoked salmon, escargots or a baked brie croquette. I chose the croquette and it was served with a small mixed green salad and
raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Next came cream of turnip soup (it might sound strange
but its mild flavour and creamy texture made it a winner in my book) and a basket of
warm herb rolls. Main course choices included pork, poached salmon, chicken in wine or beef. I chose boeuf bourguignonne, tender chunks of beef with pearl onions and sliced
mushrooms in a rich gravy. It was served over fettucine noodles and accompanied by
steamed vegetables. The noodles were a bit starchy but the bourguignonne was so good
that it made up for it. For dessert, I had maple mousse cake and a pot of tea. Not only
was the meal delicious but it was attractively presented and very reasonable - $30.00
(CDN), including taxes and tip.
The restaurant is open for dinner nightly. I didn’t need a reservation since it wasn’t the height of the tourist season but it might be an idea to make one if you're here during the height of the tourist season.
From journal Quebec City - Tres Magnificent!