Chez Muffy, Quebec
Chez Muffy, named after the matriarch of Quebec’s stylish Auberge Saint-Antoine hotel, Martha “Muffy” Bate Price, showcases the best of the region’s fresh produce. Executive chef Julien Ouellet tweaks classical French and Canadian cuisine with a focus on savoury flavours with produce plucked from the hotel’s own organic farm on Ile d’Orléans, a scenic island, just 15 minutes away.
Menu standouts include a caramelised Cipollini tart, Quebec mussels, grass-fed rib eye, wild mushroom lasagna, locally caught mackerel, sauteed Nordic shrimp, and Gaspé Peninsula lobster with a grand finale of Quebec pear and chocolate pie. Set within a historic maritime warehouse dating back to 1822, complete with original stone walls and wooden beams, the restaurant overlooks the Saint Lawrence River.
It is located in the contemporary boutique Auberge Saint-Antoine, a Relais & Chateaux property built on a major archaeological site in the heart of Quebec City’s Old Port. Hundreds of artefacts from the French and British colonial regimes, unearthed during the archaeological excavation are displayed throughout. Chez Muffy boasts an impressive wine list with 700 different labels from 14 countries and 12,000 bottles in the cellar. It’s all about sophisticated country farmhouse-inspired dining where Quebecois hospitality shines.