Québec City Eats: Restaurant Le Marie-Clarisse

Le Marie-Clarisse specializes in seafood.  It is located in a house with stone walls over 340 years old and in prime location in lower town.  The menu changes daily.  It has a nice ambience.  Table d’hôte four-course meal is between $38 – $50+.  The servers were very friendly and informative.  The food was good but much overpriced.  I’m sure there are many better options in the surrounding area.

My ratings: ❤❤❤
Price range: $$$-$$$$$

Calmar poêle à la façon du chef et salade grecque
(Pan seared calamari Greek salad and Asian sauce)

Terrine de gibiers et confits oignons, carottes
(Venison terrine, onion and carrot jams)

Trio de poissons fumés sur nid de céleri rave
(Three ways smoked fish on celery root salad)

Moules au cari et coco sur salade du bas du fleuve
(Mussels with curry and coconut sauce on seaweed salad)

Flétan d’Atlantique, sauce vin blanc et poivrons
(Atlantic halibut, white wine and sweet pepper sauce)

Marmite du pêcheur à la façon Marie-Clarisse et sauce rouille
(Marie Clarisse bouillabaisse rouille sauce)

Pâtes du jour selon l’inspiration
(Pasta of the day: Seafood linguini)

Tarte au sucre, Gâteau au fromage, Tarte au citron, Tarte aux pommes
(Sugar pie, Cheese cake, Lemon pie, Apple pie)


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Restaurant Le Marie-Clarisse

12, rue du Petit-Champlain, Québec, QC G1K 4H4
(418) 692-0857 ‎


June ’11: Chocolate Mashmallow Cookies

I burned the marshmallow 😥

Adapted from Family Spice


Salt…………………………..1/2 teaspoon
Brown sugar……………….1 1/2 cup [reduced to 1 cup]
Unsalted butter…………..2 sticks [sub]
Cocoa powder…………….1/2 cup
All purpose flour…………2 cups
Marshmallows…………….1 cup [Handmade chocolate marshmallow, quartered]
Vanilla……………………….2 teaspoons
Large egg……………………1


350ºF; 17-20 minutes

Prince Edward County Eats: Slickers Ice Cream

✣ Top pick ✣

This is a must stop in Prince Edward County.  The little shop churns fresh local ice cream.  It is very creamy and one of the best artisanal ice creams I have had.  It might be a small store but there are a lot of flavours to choose from.  Even on a lazy day the place is still packed with people passing by.  We also bumped into one of the owners who were bringing in freshly churned ice cream to refill the store.

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤❤
Price range: $

Left: Mango;
Apple Pie (top scoop) & Campfire crème (bottom scoop)

There is real apple pie in the ice cream 😆 Campfire had a nice creamy charcoal flavour.

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Slickers Ice Cream

271 Main Street West, Bloomfield, ON (613) 393-5433 ‎


Prince Edward County Eats: The Painted Peppercorn

This is a very neat little restaurant on the Main Street in Picton.  There is a lot of interesting and unique decorations all around the shop.  There is also a little art gallery on the walls.  Menu changes frequently, and food is made from very fresh and good quality local products.  Owner is also extremely friendly and nice.

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤
Price range: $-$$

Roasted chicken and vegetable soup with strawberry and balsamic vinaigrette and greens, in a tortilla

Home smoked beef brisket with chive and horseradish mayo, tomatoes and greens on light rye

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The Painted Peppercorn

172 Main Street West #4
Picton, ON
(613) 476-8225


Brockville Eats: Buell St. Bistro

Ingredients were very fresh and of very good quality.  The paninis looked ordinary but once you bite into it, you’ll soon find out the beef was extremely tender, flavourful, and juicy.  The chef took the time to assemble the meals together from scratch.  The meal was good, but the service was a bit inattentive.

My ratings: ❤❤❤
Price range: $$-$$$

British Panini
Shaved Angus striploin, sautéed onions and mushrooms with Horseradish all grilled in a fresh Panini bun served with clam chowder & shrimp bisque

Bistro Cheeseburger
6 ounces of ground top sirloin with melted cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, mustard and relish on Panini bread served with clam chowder & shrimp bisque

Smoked salmon, cucumber, red onion, citrus cream cheese served with fries

While the Panini was nicely assembled, the fries were disappointing.

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Buell St. Bistro

27 Buell Street, Brockville, ON
(613) 345-2623


June ’11: Maple-pesto glazed salmon en papillote

Very moist and it isn’t undercooked 😆 Maple syrup adds a layer of taste to the juicy salmon.  Sprinkle some pine nuts and serve with freshly steamed asparagus.


Fresh coho salmon fillet
Maple syrup
Olive oil
Salmon seasoning & Pepper
Fresh pine nut basil pesto
Pine nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Clean salmon fillet and pat dry.
  3. For the salmon en papillote, place the salmon fillet into the middle of a large sheet of greaseproof baking paper, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and top with the fresh pine nut basil pesto. Drizzle maple syrup over fillet.
  4. Fold up the paper to make a parcel. Place on a baking sheet in the oven and bake for 20 minutes for a fillet  less than an inch thick,  or 30 minutes for a thick fillet 1″ to 1 1/4″ thick, or until the salmon is just cooked through.

June ’11: Surf ‘n’ Turf

Portobello Mushroom Sauté


Lobster and Smoked Salmon. 背景有雞茸魚肚羹

Sautéed Scallops

Roasted lamb loin chops


合照 😉


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