After a decadent dinner the night before at Le Pain Beni, one would expect a lighter fare planned for the following morning. Once we got out there into the cool May weather and started exploring Quebec’s Lower Town, we just couldn’t walk past Lapin Sauté without stopping in!
Rue du Petit-Champlain was just waking up when we arrived but the fiddle player and tourists were already out and about. Chris and I choose a shady spot on their colourful patio so we could enjoy the music and people watch.
It didn’t take long for us to decide on our orders and we didn’t hold back. We started with a warm wake me up. This is probably the best decorated mocha I’ve every had.
Our meals came out quickly and were devoured on sight. Chris went with their Morning Sunrise Platter: Eggs Benedict topped with rabbit and an orange flavoured hollandaise sauce.
I went with the equally rich Casserole Au Gratin: Scrambled Eggs, Rabbit, Bacon, Onion Confit, Potatoes, Hollandaise Sauce and Cheddar. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR. This was ridiculously good. What made this for me was the onion confit. I want onion confit on everything going forward. Can you make that happen?
The only thing that could have made this dish better was for there to be MORE of it. Yes, I go a little crazy on the enthusiasm but this was a seriously good meal.
IThe rest of the day we spent walking and exploring the city. the coolest structure for me would have to be the Citadel. Lots of open grassy areas for picnics or an afternoon nap.
We took only a small break before we were out again at night. This time with the Quebec City Ghost Tours learning about Quebec’s very bloody and spooky history. You walk all around the city and even go in and out of tunnels and back alleys:
Overall we loved our time in Quebec City and would highly recommend it for a weekend or day trip. It feels like a true getaway in an old European City.
‘Til next Brunch…