Friday, September 2, 2011

Le Lapin Saute, Quebec City


Le Lapin Saute, Quebec City

Le Lapin Saute is a cozy little restaurant on the charming rue du Petit-Champlain. If the weather is nice enough, try to snag a seat on the terrace overlooking the cobblestone courtyard and garden right beside it. In the evenings, if it gets a little bit chilly, the wait staff will offer blankets to the ladies. How charming!

Le Lapin Saute, as the name implies, specializes in rabbit. If you are like some, and can't stand the idea of eating those cute little animals, they also do great grilled meats topped with cheese.

This restaurant holds a dear place in my heart because this is one of my first out of town date places with CK. Many years later, when my friend S and I head to Quebec City, I knew I wanted to eat here to rehash some of my fond memories.

My appetizer was the delicious and creamy puff pastry with escargots, sundried tomatoes, lardons and melted goat cheese. This was a fabulously rich dish, and I highly recommend it!

Escargots in Puff Pastry
Puff Pastry With Escargots

My main was the two mustard rabbit served with veggies and potatoes. This was a clean, simple dish. It was good but I prefer my rabbit slow cooked or served confit style, so I would probably choose something else the next time.

Rabbit with Mustard Sauce
Two Mustard Rabbit

S ordered the filet mignon topped with goat cheese, port wine and balsamic sauce. This was also served with veggies and potatoes on the side. The warm goat cheese on top of the steak was a very nice touch.

Filet Mignon
Filet Mignon Topped with Goat Cheese

One thing I loved, that I wanted to share, was their gigantic pepper mill. Look at the size of that baby. It was bigger than the dinner plate!

Pepper Mill
Massive Pepper Mill

For dessert, I knew exactly what I wanted: Quebec Sauvagine. This was served with arugula, strawberries, and hazelnuts.

Quebec Sauvagine
Quebec Sauvagine

S had a piece of chocolate cake with strawberry sauce.

Sweet Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Sauce

And there you have it. That is the end of my quick Quebec City resto tour. Bon apétit!

Quebec City
Quebec City

Le Lapin Sauté
52, rue du Petit-Champlain
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Telephone: 418-692-5325

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