Fodor's Expert Review Pied bleu

$$$$ Outside the Old City Lively Fodor's Choice

It's worth heading to the outskirts of the St-Roch Downtown district for this unique dining experience, inspired by the French bouchons (as bistros are called in the city of Lyon). "In the pig, everything is good": so goes the French adage that advocates responsible, farm-to-table gastronomy. This is precisely what drives Pied Bleu: every week, the chefs receive a whole pig and come up with proven, creative ways to serve it (the charcuterie plate is a must). Also offered is Le tour lyonnais, a tasting menu for two including six courses, salads, cheeses, and desserts. While there are a few vegetarian options, this is primarily a place of communion for hardened carnivores; they've actually won prizes all over France for their excellent boudin (blood sausage). The wine list is largely European, but reserves a special place for Beaujolais vineyards.  The brunch menu is equally gargantuan and tasty, with a dreamy smoked-fish sandwich and a large rib steak with béarnaise sauce for big appetites.

Lively Dinner Brunch Bistro $$$$ Fodor's Choice Prix-Fixe

Quick Facts

179 rue St-Vallier Ouest
Québec City, Québec  G1K 1J9, Canada

418-914–3554

piedbleu.com

Known For:
  • Prix-fixe tasting menu
  • Charcuterie plate
  • Lyon-style restaurant
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch Tues.–Sat., brunch only Fri.–Sun., Reservations essential

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