This review is both for the inn and the food at the inn. The Inn (L’Auberge du Grand Fleuve) is literally 30 feet from the shore of the gulf of Saint Lawrence in the small picturesque Metis-sur-Mer community. We (my wife and I) made a reservation for a room for one night which automatically includes a four-course dinner for two and breakfast for two. The room itself is fairly basic (log cabin-like) but clean, homey and the beds are very comfortable. There’s no T.V. and you don’t need one. The view is something else. It’s stunning! When you enter the room you're immediately hit by a majestic view of the Saint Lawrence. The water is a perfect blue and it seems like you’re looking at the ocean, with the gentle, very gentle waves and the very enjoyable scent of the saltwater. We kept the screened patio door open to go to sleep to the sound of the waves and the wildlife. Earlier in the evening at around 7:00 p.m. we had dinner. A sunset dinner I should say. WOW! The dining room takes on a comfortable glow after the sun sets. It’s got very large windows on two sides and you almost feel like you’re in an aquarium. It’s very cozy and romantic. The food! Oh the food!! This is one of the best meals we have ever had. French chefs man the kitchen. Our understanding is that they use only the best and freshest local produce available, organic as much as possible. First the appetizer, Brandade de morue (pureed salt cod and potatoes). Perfect, melt-in-your-mouth with every bite. Perfectly seasoned. My wife said she could have eaten a second portion and I felt the same. We really took our time and enjoyed every bite along with a perfectly chambered bottle of red wine. Second course, an organic salad. A perfect balance with the vinaigrette and the various leaves and greens. Then the main course. I went for the steak and my wife had the fish. A flank steak that tasted great, cooked perfectly! Everything else in the plate was perfect. Nothing soggy. Nothing off. The steak was served on top of rosti potatoes and accompanied by organic carrots and three types of local mushrooms. My wife had the fletan fish (halibut), with steamed, lightly-buttered vegetables and bok choy. She loved it! For dessert, nougat and chocolate fondant with homemade ice cream. Heaven! After a long walk on the beach, we slept very well. Breakfast. Part buffet, part fresh made French buckwheat crepes. Real French coffee. Fresh pates, fresh eggs, fresh butter, fresh homemade bread, fresh fruit. Fresh, fresh, fresh, everything fresh. We will never forget this great experience. We will go back to L’Auberge du Grand Fleuve!!
- Also Known As:
- Auberge Du Grand Fleuve Hotel Metis-Sur-Mer
- Auberge Du Grand Fleuve Metis-Sur-Mer, Quebec