Québec City: A Culinary Tour
|The brick walls and century-old oven and fireplace remain intact from this burned-out building|
Before the Culinary tour, I began my day exploring the Upper Town. It’s easy to let one’s imagination run wild in the fairy-tale setting of Le Chateau Frontenac. I was ready to hear the story about the princesses who used to live in the castle, but the biggest surprise was to learn that the chateau was originally built as a hotel for the Canadian Pacific Railway to promote luxury tourism. It is now operated by the Fairmont Hotel. The fairy-tale landscape continued as I strolled along the Dufferin Terrace just outside the castle, overlooking the St. Lawrence River, Ile d’Orleans, and the Laurentian Mountains, and walked across the hotel to the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and quaint shops and restaurants.
All snapshots by the author