An August 2007 trip
to Quebec City by zabelle
Quote: With a weak dollar and our grandson B we were on the hunt for every bargain that we could find.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 30, 2007
Super 8 Motel
7286 Blvd Wilfrid Hamel
Quebec City, Quebec
Restaurant | "Cafe du Monde"
the hostess encourages it and they all get in the act.We had the best time here. Our waiter was a little stiff when we first sat down but dealing with three teenaged girls and a smiling nine year old could have broken some men but he was up to the task and was joking with us by the end of the meal. We tried a wide variety of menu items. We had all had breakfast so we went more with the lunch items. Al and Jason had a steak and with a little encouragement so did our granddaughter Amie.
Brandon had the children’s pasta dish and Jeanna and Julia had French fries. Jen and I order the ham and cheese sandwich. The brunch menu was really quite extensive and many of the items were named for places in France. Where else can you find poached eggs done nine different ways? The Lyonnaise pairs poached eggs with duck confit, leeks, shallots, onions and white wine; The Provencal pairs poached eggs with red and green peppers, fresh tomatoes, zucchini, onions, garlic and basil.For a healthy choice they offer yogurt, cranberry bread, muesli and a bowl of fresh berries. Pancakes are also offered as well as omelets and scrambled eggs.While we were waiting for our meals we were provided with a basket of very good crispy rolls and butter. We made short work of it and our waiter made sure we had another basket.The Angus steaks undercut with shallots came perfectly cooked with a heaping pile of fantastic French fries, baked tomato and fresh greens. It was the perfect size, even Amie who is less than 80 pounds was able to finish hers, not however all the fries.The ham sandwich was more like a hero on a crispy roll with the cheese oozing all over, excellent.
I am never quite sure why a ham sandwich in France or Canada is so much better than at home but this one was no exception.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 30, 2007
Café du Monde
57 Dalhousie St
Quebec, Quebec G1K 4B6
+1 418 692 4455
Restaurant | "Jardin de Tang"
Jardine de Tang
7272 Wilfrid Hamel Blvd.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 30, 2007
206 Rte du President Kennedy
The National Assembly Chamber is where history is made in the province of Quebec. The walls are decorated with a theme that echoes the façade of the building with fleurs-de-lis, maples leaves and roses. The walls are a beautiful blue, what I found interesting is that green is the traditional color but blue is better for TV so blue it is. What I found really amazing was that above the seat at the head of the room is a crucifix.
Religion is not kept out of public buildings in Quebec. The members of the majority and minority face each other across the room in the British style. We also visited the legislative Council Chamber. It is done all in red, the color of the British monarchy. In this room 8 governor generals were sworn into office between 1886 and 1935. It is identical in size to the National Assembly Chamber and the decoration is inspired by the motto ‘je me souviens". I will remember.After your tour take the time to walk through the exhibit entitled Le Quebec, ses deputes, ses region. Being of French Canadian ancestry I enjoyed looking at the photos of people of note and the different regions of the Province of Quebec. I know the region where my mother is from quite well but I have ancestors from Gaspe and other regions that I have never seen. I enjoyed seeing the people who share family names with me as well. Eugene Etienne Tache is the architect who designed the National Assembly Building. It was completed in 1886 and is in the second empire style. The building is decorated with 22 bronze statues of persons who have had an impact on the history of Quebec.
There are also two sculptures of Native Americans on the grounds. The building has three levels on the façade that represent the three periods of Quebec History, the French, the English and the Federation.