New York Times article on the explosion of culture and restaurants in Quebec City. It's not really news, but the NYT survey is a useful map.
La Planque 1027, 3e Avenue
Almost as local were the ingredients on the plate, something that we found at almost every meal we had during our trip.
“It’s part of me, using products from Canada,” Mr. St.-Pierre said. A tartare of bison (from Alberta) was rich and pleasantly funky. Delicate, lightly cooked New Brunswick salmon arrived mingled with blue mussels escabeche, like sweet and sour candy from the sea. We shared three Québécois cheeses, an excellent end to a spectacular meal.
Legende, par la Taniere 235 Rue St Paul
We started with a platter of charcuterie (mostly house-made) and some oysters, all excellent. The food that followed was the most ambitious (and expensive) we had in town, but also satisfying, even homey: pork belly with radish and fennel; a brouillade of morels and ram’s head mushrooms and foie gras in consommé. We paired it all with two bottles of wonderfully crisp, fruity white wines from the Niagara region.
Le Clocher Penché 203, rue St.-Joseph Est; 418-640-0597; clocherpenche.ca/en.
Deux22 222, rue St.-Joseph Est; 581-742-5222; deux22.com.
Dose Bar à Café 542, Boulevard Charest Est; dosebaracafe.com.