72 Hours in Québec City
Québec City ranks No. 10 among the World’s 20 Best Food Cities, according to Condé Nast Traveler (2014). From the French Canadian influences to the traditional Aboriginal cuisine that is rooted in hunting and fishing, menus feature many local producers and products the region is known for such as fresh lobster and seafood, fish from the St. Lawrence River, duck and foie gras produced in the region, locally raised meats and poultry, and produce from the agriculturally rich soil of the surrounding area and Île d’Orléans. We will be writing about Dining in Québec City in a future article.
Then of course, there is maple syrup. The maple syrup coming from Québec is like no other and it’s used in everything from ice cream to candy and desserts to savory dishes and a popular thick spread (with a texture similar to smooth peanut butter) known as maple butter. This sweet and decadent concoction, made by heating the maple syrup to above the boiling point and then stirring until the mixture is as smooth as silk, is precious as it takes quite a lot of maple syrup to make a small amount of maple butter. Maple butter on a warm roll, biscuit, or piece of toast at breakfast…you might guess one of the regional specialties that came home with us from Québec.
There is nothing quite as exciting as traveling to a destination and having it far exceed your expectations. That is how we felt about Québec. Stay a week in the Québec City and Île d’Orléans area to fully experience the city and the countryside.
Here are more articles from our travels to Québec:
Our suggestions for the must see attractions in Québec City:
Place Royal/Petit-Champlain District
St. Lawrence River/Vieux-Port de Québec
Fortifications of Québec
Plains of Abraham
For more information on Québec City and the region, please refer to the Tourisme Québec website.
Disclosure – We want to thank Tourisme Québec for their assistance during our trip to Québec. We have not been compensated for this article and the opinions expressed regarding our experience are our own.
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