The Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, in partnership with the Quebec government, is highlighting Quebec’s finest culinary producers with a Taste of Quebec tasting menu available at the onsite student-run bistro, Bistro 101.
The tasting menu was created by Chef John Lapierre-Réhayem, Executive Chef of Restaurant de l’Institut de Tourisme et D’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ), to highlight ingredients from Quebec producers. It is available until April 12 for lunch ($26) (11:30 am to 2:30 pm) and dinner ($38) from 6 pm onwards. Reservations can be made by calling 604.734.0101 or by visiting www.bistro101.com.
The tasting menu is part of Rendez-Vous Gourmet Quebec, a national showcase of Quebec’s finest culinary producers and a celebration of French province’s terroir cuisine. Rendez-Vous Gourmet Quebec is taking place for the first time in Vancouver.
I had the opportunity to try this unique tasting menu for lunch yesterday as a media guest. Here’s a look at all the deliciousness you can enjoy.
First Course: Terrine de Courge Musquee
Butternut Squash Terrine, Sea Buckthorn, Crispy Camelina, Fresh Quebec cheese
Quebec Cheese Tasting Platter (add-on for $6)
Second Course: Magret de Canard
Duck Magret, Maple Soy Glaze, Black Garlic Puree, Parsnip, Kale and Pickled Mushroom
Third Course: Religieuse a L’Erable
Maple Cream Filled Choux Pastry with Sweet Clover Ice Cream and Caramelized Pecan
Maple Syrup Macarons (part of the Cheese Tasting add-on)
I truly enjoyed the Taste of Quebec menu which featured elevated dishes and highlighted interesting ingredients from Quebec. It was my first time dining at the Bistro and I enjoyed the modern and inviting atmosphere with excellent service. At a price point of $26 for a 3-course lunch, I would recommend others to try this tasting menu before it ends on April 12.