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To Dine For: Panache
Letting it's reputation precede it, and fresh off of its inclusion (again) in the Conde Nast Traveler “Best in the World” list, 4-star Auberge Saint-Antoine is nestled amid the stone walls of a riverside warehouse in Quebec’s basse-ville that dates back to the 19th century, Ensconced within these historic walls, is the Auberge’s main dining room, Panache, which offers an exceptional experience combing intimacy, attentive service, and stunning views of the St. Lawrence river. Chef Louis Pacquelin’s brigade de cuisine is a well oiled machine that revisits the classics while pioneering the use of local seasonal produce - both simple and sophisticated- and sourced from their own organic garden located on the magical Île d’Orléans just outside of the city, as well as deserving local producers. Of special consideration is the 'Signature' menu option on the menu, which features 5-6 pre-selected dishes and that are ordered as a prix-fixe menu. One cannot have a ‘5 star’ dining experience without the accompanying wine, which is where le Caviste Jean Moffet and Sommelier Benoit Troutier heed the call. Both have compiled a wine list boasting over 700 different labels from 14 countries, and steward a cellar housing over 12,000 bottles, including many private imports and vins de garde which makes the Panache experience all the better for aspiring oenophiles. located @: 9 rue, Saint-Antoine, Vieux-Québec call 1-888-692-2211 visit Tip: Fireplace seating
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