A great restaurant to check out in Quebec City is Pain Beni. What I love about this place is that every dish is unique in its own way. Whether it is the creative plating, interesting flavor combinations, or the use of modern techniques, every dish had a nice surprise.
I am sad to say that I misplaced my notes on what we ate, so I won't be able to describe the dishes in detail. I normally wouldn't post about a resto in such a case, but I really wanted to share this place! It really is a great restaurant that is worth checking out.
My appetizer was the salmon gravlax with beet waffles. The dish was served on a slab of marble which I thought was very unique.
Salmon Gravlax and Beet Waffles
My friend S had the tuna tartare. Loved the beautiful edible flower that complimented the dish.
Right before our mains, we were served a complimentary and very unique palate cleanser. It was a strawberry, coriander and pink pepper sorbet. Not sure if it really cleaned my palate but the flavor combination was so incredible, I didn't really care.
Strawberry, Coriander, and Pink Pepper Sorbet
My main was the beef cheeks served with grilled peach and polenta. Beef cheeks is very French, but there was definitely a modern twist to this dish.
S had the silky black cod with Asian vegetables and miso foam.
My dessert was the coconut rice pudding with cashew granola, wasabi peas, and coconut sorbet. There was a great blend of flavors in this dish!
Coconut Rice Pudding
S had the vanilla waffles with fruit compote. Looks like their waffle maker was put to good use that evening.
Waffles with Fruit Compote
Pain Béni 24 rue Sainte-Anne
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada