The French brought many things to Canada, but hands down it is their culinary taste we appreciate the most. Quebec is most famous for its tourtières (meat pies), pâté chinois, pea soup, baked beans, cretons, ham dishes, maple desserts such as Grand-Pères and molasses treats such as "tire Ste-Catherine" (St. Catherine's taffy). And, let us not forget the greasy goodness of poutine. So bring on the fat and sugar, and dig into these restaurants that cater to all your belle province needs!
Au Pied de Cochon Cabane à Sucre
1227 Rue De La Montagne Montréal, QC H3G1Z2
Might want to start saving up for this one because this is French Canadian fancy à la max. If it’s made it on Frommer’s as a must see in Montreal it's got to be doing something right. Celebrity chef Jérôme Ferrer was also named one of the world’s top restaurant chefs of 2012 by Trip Advisor. They’ve got interesting ways to serve your dishes such as pastrami chips hanging on a miniature clothes line, cheese cigars presented in a humidor, and an over-sized ball of candy floss in a bowl.
Are their other French Canadian restaurants that you know of that didn't make the cut and should have? Let us know!
Written by Amanda Fulginiti, see more of her work here.