Winter break

The Passage is closed, while we enjoy a celebratory getaway.  

I asked Le Duc, "Where in the world would you like to be when you turn 60?" I was mentally shopping for a new swimsuit, and then he said...

"I want to stay here...

Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City
 and eat this:"
Charcuterie at Le Bouchon Le Pied Bleu
(If you'd like to read (in French) about what makes a bouchon, their manifesto is here.)

The Passage will reopen next week. Cheers! even in our -31C/-24F windchill.



9 comments

MJ said...

Bon voyage!

materfamilias said...

Wonderful! I had the good fortune to stay at the Frontenac about 15 years ago -- what a treat. Great place to spend a birthday, eating well. . . and le bouchon, that sounds absolutely marvellous. Enjoy! and Happy Birthday to Le Duc!

lagatta à montréal said...

Québec is beautiful, but so cold right now!

Mon cher (Le Duc) c'est à ton tour...

Lyon is beautiful too; imagine you've been there (2 hours by TGV from Paris). I spent a month or so there doing research - and yes, of course visited bouchons with Lyonnais friends. Lyon is a very hilly city, perhaps even more than Québec, so you walk off the food and wine... at least when you are still young.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful time in that historic hotel and come back and share all the highlights with us...I would love to see more pictures.
I didn't realize that you and I were born in the same year..

Patricia said...

Have a lovely trip Duchesse! Looking forward to your report - we are heading to Quebec City later in March.

Maggie said...

I also hope to stay there, but maybe in July. Have a wonderful time!

frugalscholar said...

There's an indoor pool for you and your new bathing suit! Looks so beautiful.

Tiffany said...

I hope it's been wonderful!

Dr. V.O. said...

Bon Voyage and enjoy the charcuterie! I still remember the lovely bites I had in Montreal. Have a wonderful time!