The first settlers reached Baie-Saint-Paul around 1650 as the typically Quebec architecture of its many century old homes attest. Nicknamed “the artists paradise,” the quaint town in the heart of Charlevoix boasts a world-class museum, a handful of fine art galleries, friendly craft boutiques and a slew of fine restaurants.
Baie-Saint-Paul’s most celebrated restaurant Le Mouton Noir is a must for foodies looking to indulge at a unique local gem. The restaurant first opened in 1976 and today the dining room still packs to the brim as it transforms from a cafe during the day, fine French bistro into the eve and a singing club into the wee hours of the morning.
Locals in the know head straight to Le Mouton Noir’s hidden backyard terrace, Baie-Saint-Paul’s most coveted al fresco patio which sits perched over a lazy river. If the weather is chilly, skip into the cozy dining room and you’ll find an art adorned space which feels like an eclectic country cottage.
Highlights from Le Moutin Noir’s homage to the French bistro include Asian Style Beef Tartar with crispy potato chips, Tommy’s Lamb perched over creamy polenta, and the award winning Organic Pork Stew which arrives at the table as a golden pastry puff.
Asian Style Beef Tartar
Tommy’s Lamb | creamy polenta, root vegetables, garlic sauce
Organic Pork Stew | maple syrup and cilantro
Legendary Carrot Cake
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