Monday, July 16, 2012

Le clocher penché

Early on in our 'courtship', Antoine took me to this bistro in the up-and-coming neighbourhood of Saint-Roch, Quebec City - and I was smitten (with him and the restaurant).  Le clocher penché is exquisite and exotic.  On our last visit to 'la capitale nationale', we made sure to spend a morning reading La Presse and lingering over...

French toast with creme fraiche and strawberries (Me)

Crab cake and salad (Jonathan)

Smoked meat, fried potatoes and coleslaw (Antoine)
Fully satiated, we spent the afternoon touring l'Île d'Orléans, a picturesque island in the Saint-Lawrence with ample foodie stops and a gorgeous lookout, with Jonathan as our guide (merci Jonathan!)...

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Oh Canada!

A & I drove down (stopping in on Finnegan's market in Hudson along the way) to Ottawa for the long weekend.  After spending a soggy weekend in Maine, we were able to relax, visit friends, and, of course, delight in my mum's superb home cooking.  My dad, who recently purchased a new toy, a "Big Green Egg" the latest craze in summer grilling, also treated us to some new specials.

Decked out in red & white, we tucked into: broccoli and ham quiche, green salad & tomato basil salad (veg from a Bryson farms organic basket), cinnamon rolls, SuzyQ's gourmet donuts (the maple bacon - WOW!), and a selection of cheese and crackers.  Num num num...

Food always tastes better on white plates, no?

Words cannot describe...