QUEBEC - What does it take to win a TV culinary competition? Guests at the Auberge Saint-Antoine's Panache restaurant can find out this month when sous-chef Guillaume St-Pierre will serve the meal that wowed judges in the
latest season of “Les Chefs” on Radio-Canada.
St-Pierre outlasted 13 other contestants from across the province to emerge on top in the Sept. 5 season finale.
In celebration, the eight-year-old restaurant in Quebec City's Old Port is offering St-Pierre's gourmet spread on weekdays until Sept. 30.
It's being served at lunch, for diners looking for something more substantial than an egg salad sandwich. For $35 you get three courses which include Angus fillet of beef with pancetta, cromesquis of prime rib and foie gras sauce, paired with parsnips, mushrooms and fava bean medley. That's preceded by a seafood appetizer, and followed by dessert consisting of vanilla pannacotta, lemon cake, wild strawberries and olive oil.
St-Pierre will be on hand to talk to guests about his experiences on the TV show, the restaurant says.
The win is two in a row for Panache, which also gets a top-rated five stars in the province's Voir restaurant guide. Last year Guillaume Cantin, then Panache chef, won “Les Chefs.”