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Monday, December 21, 2015

Quebec City Christmas, Part Deux

Hello everyone!
How is your week going so far?
Just 4 more short days 'til Christmas, can you believe it?
Today I thought I'd share with you some more pics from our trip to Quebec City.
Dusted in snow, decked out with lights, Christmas trees and greenery, it was absolutely magical!
Doesn't the restaurant below look straight out of a fairy tale?
Dating from 1675, it was once a former home, which is the oldest in the province, and is considered one of the best restaurants in all of Quebec.
 I just loved the quaint cobblestone streets and old buildings.

 Notre Dame cathedral is quite grand and feels as if it should be in Europe..


 The 1640 Restaurant, below, was our favorite of this trip!  As a matter of fact, we ate their 3 times on this visit!
It's foundation dates to 1640, thus the name.
The staff was super friendly, and the food was amazing!
 A view of the interior.
 We enjoyed breakfast there twice.  
Wow, those French Canadians sure know how to eat!
Huge and hearty portions, perhaps fitting for a lumberjack:)

 Our waiter that morning was so nice, helping me with my French.  He was such a good sport to pose for a photo with moi!
 Our best dinner was also there.  My photo of the beautifully presented goat cheese salad, below doesn't really do it justice.  They served it on a large slate (super cool, I thought!), and garnished it with candied pecans and a poached sweet pear..  
 Hubby and I both had the tagliatelle pasta with salmon and spinach.  It was amazing!
 I usually am not a fan of creme brulee, but I must say I loved their maple creme brulee!
Of course, maple syrup is king in Canada, and is featured in one form or another in many of their dishes.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'll try and squeeze one more post in before Christmas, to share a bit more decor around our home!

10 comments:

Trisha said...

That all looks so delicious! Looks like I have yet another fun city to add to my bucket list to visit! Merry Christmas week to you!

~Trisha

Rose L said...

Looks like such a magical place! So lovely! I love historical buildings and places.

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que sitio más bonito!! unas fotos preciosas, FELIZ NAVIDAD!!!!!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Donna, your trip was amazing. Love those quaint buildings and how decorated they are for Christmas. The ornaments hanging from the roof lines is so charming. How fun to take a pic with the waiter. All the food looks delicious and what a treat to find a favorite to dine at several times.
The cathedral is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your great trip in Quebec. So enjoyed seeing it at Christmas. Have fun today and the days up to the big day.
Merry Christmasxo

Cynthia said...

Donna, you are so right t his has me written all over it. The food sounds amazing and it looks so quaint and beautiful. Merry Christmas me dear.

Hugs
Cindy

Susie said...

Donna, I am loving your pictures. You are still looking so pretty. I could tell you were enjoying your time there. The food looked and sounded wonderful. Blessings and a very Merry Christmas to all xoxo,Susie

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Donna your enchanting getaway photos have been much enjoyed. Part deux I love. Amazing cathedral and the cafe photo of you and the waiter is very cute. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.
xoxo

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So beautiful. The first shop looks like a doll house. I had to look a few times at it. Love the cathedral. Merry Christmas. xoxo Su

Musings from Kim K. said...

Emma and I have been soaking in all your beautiful pictures. I would love to take the girls to Quebec. It's all so magical.

handmade by amalia said...

Your Quebec photos could be the setting for a fairy tale, so magical. And yummy food!
Happy holidays,
Amalia
xo