Hometown: Blainville, Québec
Restaurant description: La Tanière offers an unforgettable experience that engages all five senses. The restaurant offers 10, 15, and 20 course menus featuring innovative cuisine in a unique environment—an epicurean adventure focusing on local ingredients. Treat yourself to a totally amazing feast for the senses!
Awards and distinctions: The restaurant has a Four Diamond rating in the CAA/AAA guide (since 2009), a 5 star rating in the Restos Voir guide, and has earned the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
Specialty: avant-garde cuisine with local roots
How he describes himself: curious by nature, with a passion for reinventing culinary traditions. Likes to test his limits, challenge, and innovate.
Favourite local producers and artisans: partridge from Domaine De Lavoye (Île d'Orléans) and its neighbour; Ernest Fiset et fils farm for strawberries, asparagus, and blueberries
Secret ingredient: Candy Cap mushrooms, found in the Gaspé region and known for their distinctive maple flavour
Favourite local spot and activities: Time permitting, he enjoys outdoor activities with his family in the Jacques-Cartier valley or Lac-Beauport.
Must-try when visiting Québec City: Le Pied Bleu, a casual, easy-going restaurant featuring delicious comfort food–style dishes.