Quebec City

Quebec City is a culinary destination known for its traditional French-Canadian cuisine that has been influenced by the region’s history, climate and culture.

One of the most popular dishes in the city is tourtière, a traditional meat pie that is typically made with a combination of ground pork and beef, and seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. It is usually served with ketchup or pickled beets.

Another iconic dish of Quebec City is Poutine, which is a dish of french fries topped with gravy and cheese curds. It is considered a fast-food staple in Quebec, but it can also be found in many restaurants.

A sweet treat that you should try while in Quebec City is sugar pie, a traditional French-Canadian dessert made with a pastry crust filled with a mixture of butter, sugar, and cream.

Smoked meat sandwiches, which are made with slow-cooked beef brisket that is seasoned with a variety of spices and then smoked, are also popular in Quebec City.

Butter tarts are another traditional Quebecois sweet treat, which are small pastries filled with a mixture of butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.

Cipaille, is a traditional Quebecois dish that is a layered meat and vegetable pie, usually made with a combination of meats such as beef, pork, and wild game, along with potatoes, onions, and other vegetables.

Seafood is also a local delicacy, particularly salmon and Arctic char which are caught in the St. Lawrence River. Game meats such as caribou and wild boar are also commonly found on menus in Quebec City.

Lastly, don’t forget to try the local ice wine or maple products, which are a specialty of the region. Ice wine is made from grapes that are left on the vine until they freeze, and maple products like maple syrup, maple butter, maple candies are made from sap of maple tree.

Overall, Quebec City offers a variety of delicious and unique dishes that reflect the region’s history, culture, and climate, and you’ll have a great time exploring all of the different foods that the city has to offer.

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