We were advised that Panache at the Auberge Saint-Antoine and Toast were the 2 best restaurants in Quebec.Toast is better at almost every measure.While the tapa style plates are the main theme, the excellent waiter Gerald, clearly explained their menu choices and the way to structure the meal.Linda and I shared 5 entrees, veal jowls and duck breast for me and lobster risotto and octopii stew for Linda and we also shared a marvelous beet salad with very unusual greens called stonecrop, only available locally as is almost all of the offerings. The chef actually listed all his suppliers and acknowledges them on a rear page of the menu book.The wine list is close to spectacular and is very reasonably priced for such a restaurant.Smart move as we saw no tables that did not have a bottle of wine.We had a Mersault priced $40 more at a nearby restaurant.Deserts were equally above grand, plus the 7 sampler of cheeses was outstanding with each local fromagerie noted.Service was perfect, very prompt and not pretentious, even though it was Saint-Jean Baptiste Day eve. Our fantastic experience was not limited to linda and I, we chatted with a couple of dentists from Melbourne, Australia and Kathy Trocolli, the Nashville Christian Country singer and her high school friend from Long Island and they were equally impressed.
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