Le Billig – Quebec City, QC


Le Billig
526 St. Jean
Quebec, QC
G1R 1P6
(416) 524-8341

Before leaving the province of Quebec, we wanted to experience a great creperie.  Scouring the web – we decided on this establishment located just outside the historic Vieux Quebec (Old Quebec) neighborhood.

lebillig_sign

The namesake of this creperie-bistro, is a large circular flat-top grill used primarily for cooking pancakes or crepes.  At Le Billig, they have three displayed in their open-concept kitchen  – which churn out crepes and galettes authentic to the Brittany region of France.

lebillig_exterior

What makes these authentic to the Breton culture is their use of buckwheat flour in their galettes. Photographed below is La Bearn, a buckwheat galette filled with shredded duck confit, goat cheese, spinach, and garnished with a sweet onion marmalade for $11.50

The galette provides a fantastic backdrop to the sharp cheese, salty duck and sweet onion.

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La Pontivienne was filled with mushrooms, onions, bacon, cheddar cheese, white wine, and fresh cream for $12.  Again, this was outstanding – great flavours, excellent execution.

lebillig_pontivienne

When it comes to their dessert crepes – they switch to the more common wheat flour batter.  L’extase (The Extasy), is a folded crepe, topped with dark chocolate sauce and ice cream, and Chantilly cream.  Delicious.

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The service was extremely friendly, great cafe au lait, and I cannot say enough good things about the food.  This was one of the top three memorable meals from our trip through Eastern Canada.

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4 thoughts on “Le Billig – Quebec City, QC

  1. Highlighting this as one of your top rated meals on this trip surely says a lot. With crepes in general, I’m often more a fan of the sweet over the savoury, but these looks incredibly enticing. Especially that “La Pontivienne” – all those rich earthy ingredients would e hard to pass up!

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