Howdy folks! Well the last two days in Quebec were filled with tours! And, of course one was a food tour and one was a “tasting tour” – sounds like a bit of the same thing 😉
First up was a food tour of Old Quebec…..that also took them outside of the walled city to an up and coming area called Jean Baptiste. Kim and Linda had already discovered this area (a guide had told them about it, and they had visited a restaurant there). This tour took them to a poutine snack shack, a wine bar, a creperie and the oldest grocery store in North America (where Kim and Linda had their first sugar pie of the trip)
Before this tour, they stopped at the Quebec Parliament buildings for a free guided tour. This was a very interesting tour, steeped in history. The guide was awesome!
As you know Kim is a fanatic for ice cream and Quebec didn’t disappoint……. here are her top 3:
- Belgian dipped chocolate on the Isle D’Orleans. Dip cones in Quebec are amazing……the dip is solid like a chocolate bar and this one didn’t disappoint. Dark chocolate on vanilla soft serve:
2. A “sampler” of 3 cones from the #1 Trip Advisor recommendation Chocolato. Seriously? 3 baby cones – one was chocolate soft serve with peanut butter dip, one was a chocolate, vanilla swirl with maple syrup dip and one was vanilla swirl with dark chocolate…..delicious!
3. A “kooky” cone at a local chain called Les Chocolate Favoris…..vanilla soft serve with chocolate dip, covered in maple syrup and maple popcorn
Okay, now for best poutine…..this was recommended to them by a guide, and the guide told them it had been written about in the New York Times…….Kim didn’t check this out so they chose to believe him. lol
Kim and Linda jumped in an Uber Cab and went to Chez Gaston – enthusiastic paws up folks! Looks pretty awesome to me!
Take the time to sit on a park bench overlooking the St. Lawrence river, feel the cooling breeze as the sun sets on the Hotel Frontenac…..listen to the children laugh, admire the history and hardships of people that came before us, to make the world just a little bit better. Stop in the water park and watch the kids have fun, and just have a conversation and a laugh with people from around the world. These are things that make life special.
And….eat your way around the world – what would life be without poutine, sugar pie, ice cream (and some great wine!).
Have a paws-tastic day everyone – hug and kiss your family and friends!,