6 restaurants that redefine the Outaouais’ culinary DNA
The Outaouais’ identity is shaped in part by its food culture. For your next night out with friends, try one of these 6 restaurants, widely considered among the region’s gastronomical highlights.
Soif - Wine Bar
Soif – Wine Bar: To broaden your knowledge of wine
88 Montcalm Street, Gatineau
The reputation of sommelière Véronique Rivest’s bar is well established. Thanks to a wine list that changes every week, you can quench your thirst for knowledge. Soif – Wine Bar offers several tasting workshops on various themes. And why not hire a sommelier for a private wine tasting with family or friends at Soif?
L’Huile d’Olive: Sample the maple-themed Table d’érable menu!
353 Montée du Lac des 31 Milles, Bouchette
This hidden treasure in the Gatineau Valley specializes in seasonal menus prepared with local products. Admire the beautiful view while sipping a glass of wine from a bottle you’ve chosen from the wine cellar. Try the famous Table d’érable menu! Reservations are recommended for this popular restaurant.
L'Orée du Bois
L’Orée du Bois: French cuisine at its finest
15 Kingsmere Road, Chelsea
In the heart of the countryside, just 15 minutes from the city, enjoy a classic French-style meal accompanied by a selection from the impressive wine cellar. Is it the unique taste of smokehouse cooking, the local produce or the charming rustic decor? No matter, you’ll have a memorable evening. And you’ll be back to discover the famous sugar shack brunch: we’re betting this destination will become a tradition!
Gainsbourg: Foodie heaven
9 Aubry Street, Gatineau
With its multitude of events and shows, Gainsbourg is the ideal place for a meal with family or friends. Did you know that children eat there for free on Saturdays and Sundays? In the lively atmosphere of this local microbrewery, discover more than 15 beers on tap.
Biscotti & cie
Biscotti & cie: For an enjoyable meal with family and friends
6 Scott Road, Chelsea
Evenings at Biscotti are memorable: good music, fine wine and exceptional food! Try the pizza made in their brand new wood-fired oven, and relax in the magnificent yurt or in front of the indoor fireplace. The children will have fun playing in the little house in the garden!
BBQ Shop: New location, same creative menu
315 St-Joseph Blvd., Gatineau
The BBQ Shop now has a larger seating capacity! Enjoy typical BBQ-style dishes from the United States, Argentina, Jamaica and Quebec with friends, as a couple or with the kids. The catering service and take-out orders make your life easier!
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