A luxury food tour through Quebec, with the Spa Travel Gal
By Aimee Heckel
Move over, Rick Steves. We’re lusting over a luxury food tour through Quebec with the Spa Travel Gal.
To kick of every month with style, we check in with our favorite spa and luxury travel expert, Ava Roxanne Stritt of the Spa Travel Gal, to see what’s on her radar.
This year, she took us on a virtual luxury food tour through Quebec, to inspire an upcoming dream vacation for foodies, travelers and anyone with good taste.
“Spa gals still need nourishment, and Quebec City delivers luxuriously,” Stritt says.
Here are her suggested stops for a luxurious food tour through Quebec:
1. Discover and learn on a Quebec City Food Tour, which takes you through restaurants worthy of four or five stars.
Quebec City is bursting with exquisite food products, Stritt says, and this tour is the perfect way to taste and sample all of the local goods — with a touch of history thrown in. Explore the picturesque St.Jean District and mingle with locals beyond the walls of Old Quebec City.
2. Feed your sweet tooth. Pick up some sweets — from maple syrup to gelato — for your trip back home from Canadian Maple Delights, after touring the museum.
Other sweet standouts are Erico, the well known quebec city chocolate-maker since 1988, at www.chocomusee.com. Here, you can find exotic chocolates, like Truffle Sesame, extra-bitter ganache, tahini and roasted sesame seed oil (Stritt’s fave!). Also look for spa-influenced flavors, such as Fraises Basillic (extra bitter ganache with fresh basil, topped with strawberry puree).
OK, you can pause for a moment to wipe the drool off your chin. There’s more.
Stritt also recommends a classic taste of France, such as the chocolate Biquette (bartlette pear puree with goat cheese), as well as the more well known flavors, like the incredible Doux Plaisir chocolately carmel.
3. Surround yourself with artwork as delicious as the food at La Cremaillere. Here, Stritt says, the decor rivals the food.
For a more casual setting (but not casual food), try Le Billig Creperie-Bistro.
“Even after all the food we devoured during the day, this was still the best flatbread ever,” Stritt says. “A true secret must-do in Old Quebec City.”
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