L’Affaire est Ketchup. The sentence is Québecois slang for “cool.” It is also the name of a a very popular restaurant in Québec City. Despite being so well-known, l’Affaire est Ketchup was a last minute additional to my Québec dining itinerary. I had read about it, but it seemed a little passé, over rated, past its prime, the like. I changed my mind on a whim on the day I left, after I saw it on Anthony Bourdain’s show while waiting for my flight. I decided then that I should at least try to make a reservation. I mean if its good enough for Anthony, its good enough for me. Very lucky for me, it was off-season and the restaurant had one 6:00 reservation for two people, but we had to be out by 7:45. Done.
When researching restaurants for U.S. Thanksgiving dinner in Québec City, I came across iX pour Bistro on a few foodie blogs. It seemed to get good reviews on ratings sites (TripAdvisor, Yelp, etc.) and the posted pictures looked pretty good. So, I decided that this was the place for Thanksgiving dinner! This was a FANTASTIC choice! The food was outstanding and the service impeccable. I would not travel back to Québec without eating here, and you shouldn’t either!