Sunday, July 28, 2013

June 5, 2013 - Part 2

We stopped for lunch at Le Lapin Saute on Rue du Petit-Champlain in Lower Town.  This was one of the highlights to me.  We ate outside on a lovely terrace beside a small garden that bordered the street where a street musician was playing the fiddle.  It was absolutely heavenly.
Tracy and I shared an appetizer which included homemade lapin (rabbit) “rillettes” with carrots and onions confit.  Rillettes is a preparation of meat similar to pâté. Ours was actually more similar to pulled pork than pate, but it was delicious served on sliced French bread.  Confit is a generic term for various kinds of food that have been immersed in sugar water and preserved, and is a speciality of southwestern France.  The onions were sliced and the carrots were shredded, and they were both very sweet, like preserves.  A tin bowl of tiny pickles, similar to gherkins, was also included.  Our dessert - carrot cake, naturally.  :D

One thing we noticed about restaurants in Quebec was that they were generous to children.  Jed's meal of chicken tenders included an appetizer of cocktail sausages wrapped in bacon (there were three so we each had one and they were delicious - of course, just about anything wrapped in bacon is delicious), along with a small salad and these adorable rabbit cookies for dessert.

Even the check was charming, served in this glass cup with Merci etched around the rim.

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