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Le Moine Echanson

585, Saint-Jean St. (des Zouaves St.) Send to Phone
418-524-7832
A heartwarming little restaurant offers high-quality regional French food and affordable fine organic wine.
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Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner nightly
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Le Moine Echanson Restaurant Review

: This unassuming concept-driven restaurant is one of the hidden gems of Quebec City’s bohemian Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighborhood, just west of the limits of Old Quebec. Set between bakeries, arts and crafts boutiques and hip record stores, the eatery combines traditional cuisine with a list of inexpensive yet always surprising organic and biodynamic wines from French and Quebec winemakers. Owner Bertrand Mesotten, a Belgian-born sommelier, has devised a simple and effective formula: everything on the menu (or almost) is available in small or large portions, served over wooden boards and matched with a particular wine---also available in two- or four-ounce servings. The menu goes through a seasonal rotation of regional cuisines, from Mediterranean in the summer to Alsatian or Savoyard in the winter. The charcuterie is especially impressive, with unusual preparations from an artisan producer in the Magdalen Islands such as figatelli, a Corsican-style dried liver sausage, or wild pig. You can also get very pleasant cheese dishes, a lamb stew, simply prepared shrimp, or for dessert, cakes, soufflés and a piece of homemade nougat.

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