Auberge Le Four à Pain: Traditional food with a fine dining twist!
We stopped at this lovely country inn after having completed our 4-day hike on the Sentier des Cap. Needless to say, after four days of canned food, we were more than ready for a real tasty meal, and that's exactly what we got at Le Four à Pain. The menu itself is pretty simple, but even the most simple dishes are made with exquisite ingredients, such as homemade roasted tomatoes in the spaghetti meat sauce, or a variety of fine herbs in the pizza dough. It made for a most excellent meal, and I fully intent on going back when I'm not as hungry and can actually take the time to savour the food before swallowing it! Our waiter was a big forgetful but quickly made up for his mistakes, not to mention how friendly he was. The restaurant itself is incredibly charming and has a nice terrace overlooking the St. Lawrence River and main street of the village. A very nice discovery!
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Casse Croute aux 4 vents: A great place to go for a good "poutine"!
On Route 138, next to the Visitor Center near the eastern limit of the city of Baie-Saint-Paul, there is a really great snack bar. It is set up in an old bus and it looks kind of dingy but it actually is a really great place to go for fast food - so much so that we can't seem to be able to drive past Baie-Saint-Paul without making the obligatory stop for some tasty homemade fries. In a town that has a reputation for being a foodies' heaven, that this place should remain so popular after decades of existence says a lot about how good it is. Its story has even been featured in some national newspapers!
Favorite Dish: If you're not from Quebec, here's your chance to try our world-famous (well, maybe not that famous) poutine! It's a local dish consisting of French fries, curd cheese and gravy, yum!!
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L'orange Bistro: One of our most memorable restaurants!
First of all, the music: Leonard Cohen, Dead Can Dance and all sorts of stuff like that gave a fairly eerie atmosphere to the place, yet we felt really happy and relaxed. Great starters, great wine and a really good meal (thought I don't remeber what it was..even if I finished Nickie's plate!)
We just came out of the restaurant thinking that we just had one of our best and most enjoyable meal of the holiday!