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Local Flavors

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Thanks to our chefs’ know-how and unique blend of audacity and curiosity, Québec is a hub of world-renowned gastronomy. But it’s the passion of a new generation of talented food obsessives who produce locally sourced ingredients—wineries, microbreweries, maple farms, cheesemakers—that is driving the local food scene. 

Visit one of these artisans to get your catch of the day or taste the surprisingly fragrant black currants that go into a refreshing cocktail. Open markets, festivals, and gourmet events continue to inspire locals and tourists alike. Before indulging in this smorgasbord of delicious food, be sure to say Bon appétit!
 André Quenneville, , À l'Abri de la Tempête, ïles-de-la-Madeleine
World renowned food scene
Our chefs are known to push boundaries while keeping their fare distinctly local. The rise of local restaurants and their use of fresh boreal ingredients are attracting curiosity and international acclaim. This is due not only to their star chefs, but also to the energetic food scene that’s always fresh and constantly evolving.
Follow the flavor trails
They say spectacular scenery and savoury food go hand in hand, and Québec is no exception. Discover local products amidst superb landscapes while travelling along picturesque roads. Try country fare on Île d’Orléans, charming restaurants whose creations feature local herbs in Kamouraska, exceptional seafood on the Magdalen Islands, and cheese and chocolate in Charlevoix, and explore wine routes in Brome-Missisquoi.
The flavours of the sea and the St. Lawrence River
Fish and seafood are to the Québec maritime region what blueberries are to the Saguenay?Lac-Saint-Jean region. With their proximity to the St. Lawrence River, the regions of Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, Côte-Nord (Duplessis et Manicouagan) and Îles-de-la-Madeleine are renowned for their delicious cuisine based on fish, seafood and seaweed. With this huge natural pantry from which to draw, they can offer unexpected innovative versions of many delectable specialties. In addition to the signature products of each region, such as smoked fish from Bas-Saint-Laurent, Nordic shrimp from Gaspésie, scallops from Côte-Nord (Duplessis et Manicouagan) and lobster from Îles-de-la-Madeleine (reportedly the best in the world!), many other fish and seafood are on the list of delicacies to enjoy, including cod, herring, halibut, turbot, mackerel, smoked salmon, snow crab, mussels, clams, razor clams, whelks, and so many more!


Vallée du Richelieu    
Discover the area surrounding the Richelieu river through the creations of its artists and the flavors of its local products. This beautiful route brings together passionate creators of visual arts, crafts, local products or gastronomy and allows fans of art and gourmet pleasures to live unique experiences. Feast your eyes and your stomach by visiting over 60 talented creators on a self-guided tour of Open Houses (June 2-3 and 9-10 or September 8-9 and 15-16) or you can visit freely at anytime, for addresses open year round. Creative workshops are also available, check the website.