The expression, “l’affaire est ketchup,” is unique to the province (or so claim the locals) and means “it’s all good” or “everything’s cool.” Rightly so at this boho slip of a restaurant (we are talking small and seriously homespun). You could walk past the half run-down exterior a few times, mistaking it for a soup kitchen. That’s just part of the charm. Inside, the chef whips up magic like duck magret or scallops with celeriac purée from a kitchen that makes an Easy Bake Oven look like a six-burner Viking. It was the city’s best-kept secret until American chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain brought the cameras around (but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try it).
Quebec City› Restaurant
L’Affaire est Ketchup
46 rue St-Joseph est (near boul. Langelier)
Our Rating Neighborhood St-Roch Hours Daily 6pm–11pm. Winter hours may vary Phone 418/529-9020 Prices Main courses C$14–C$25 Cuisine Type Bistro Web site L’Affaire est Ketchup
Map46 rue St-Joseph est Quebec City
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