Focus on Flavors and Shared Plates, a Familial Dining Experience
The award-winning Auberge Saint-Antoine, a member of Relais & Chateaux, debuted this month a family-style, farm-to-fork dining concept in its rechristened Chez Muffy restaurant. The highly acclaimed dining venue offers the same ambiance locals have come to cherish over the years, now with an increased sense of place accessible to all where guests can gather with friends, family and colleagues to enjoy a relaxing supper without needing a reason to celebrate.
Affectionately renamed after the matriarch of Auberge Saint-Antoine, Martha “Muffy” Bate Price, for her generous spirit and sense of community, the new restaurant concept pays homage to its namesake offering a warm and convivial atmosphere in the same décor guests have come to adore. The character of the place remains at the heart of the restaurant experience, with a focus on sharing good food while enjoying one another’s company.
Helmed by Executive Chef Julien Ouellet, Chez Muffy’s menu sets a twist on classical French and Canadian cuisine focusing on savory flavors and ingredients plucked from the hotel’s own farm on Île d'Orléans. Inspired by the seasons, the cultivation of organic food from the local community, attention to detail and delicious flavors are an integral part of the restaurant’s shareable meals.
Chez Muffy is distinguished by its slow cooking techniques such as braising, rotisserie and grilling both from the land and sea including meticulously prepared meats, fish, seasonal vegetables and an abundant wine program. The menu features generous appetizers and dishes including a caramelized Cipollini tart, Quebec mussels, grass-fed rib eye, locally caught mackerel, sautéed Nordic shrimp, Gaspé Peninsula lobster and more. Set within a historic maritime warehouse dating back to 1822, the restaurant overlooks the St. Lawrence River. The space features the structure’s original stone walls and wooden beams creating a welcoming and relaxing ambiance in the heart of one of Quebec City’s most historically-known buildings.