Chocolats favoris, it is more than 20 chocolate shops, spread everywhere throughout Quebec. Now the chocolate maker can even be found in Montreal, since the opening last month of a shop in Quartier des spectacles district. In addition to chocolates, the place offers 12 chocolate fondue flavors to coat your ice cream.
Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ) is the musical event of the year in Quebec City, one of the biggest in Canada. When I arrived in the city, everyone I met told me about it, each time with great enthusiasm. “You’ll see, the festival is fun!”, people told me incessantly. Others, however, were more nostalgic, and were remembering about the festival when the festival was free or almost, and looked somewhat like a village feast. It must be said that the festival has changed a lot since its founding in 1968. Since its creation the festival has grown over the years with more and more artists. More renowned also. Today there are hundreds of artists performing on ten stages.
Located in Saint-Roch district, the Tora-Ya Ramen restaurant, formerly known as Hosakaya Ramen, has recently been renamed as Tora-Ya Ramen. This change allows the restaurant to differentiate itself from its little brother, Hosakaya Sushi, located in Limoilou district.
When you arrive in a new country you necessarily notice cultural differences between your new and your home country. And in Quebec, although French is spoken, there are lots of differences with France. In terms of language, for example, we can already see some changes – words and expressions that do not have the same meaning, adaptations in the grammar or in sentence structures, another accent – you may need a little bit of time to get used to it.
A few months ago I was watching a show on TV that talked about the Chic Shack food truck, located on Île d’Orléans, which is about a 30-minute drive from Quebec. I was like: “Great, food trucks in Quebec!”. My joy was short-lived.
Quebec City has the advantage of being close to several ski resorts – perfect for sliding sports lovers. Even if they do not have the sea, which is leading some to swim in the St. Lawrence River (this will give ideas to you Parisian friends perhaps?), Quebecers enjoy the snow through many activities (skiing, snowshoeing, skating…).
A few months ago a new microbrewery opened in the Saint-Roch district. After the Korrigane, the Barberie, here is the Noctem. Things always come in threes. At the entrance you see a cat on the sign. There is also one on the door. Is there a cat hidden inside bar? I have to inspect the facilities to make sure of it.