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$344 for a taste of Manoir Hovey

Travel Deal for March 23-24, 2013

vicky vacay deal of the dayQuebec is known for its unique and delicious gastronomic institutions. Near the top of any discussion about the finest culinary establishments in the province is Manoir Hovey.

A Relais & Chateaux property, Manoir Hovey is 90 minutes east of Montreal in North Hatley, a Quebec town settled in the 18th century by Americans who did not support the Revolutionary War. One of those founders built a stately mansion that was sold and then converted into an inn in 1950. It has 40 guest rooms, as well as a spa and an exquisite restaurant, Le Hatley.

Guests to Manoir Hovey can get a taste of the inn’s finest offerings with the Relaxation & Fine Dining Package. Nightly rates start at $344 per person and will rise depending on season and the type of room available.

The package includes:

  • A simultaneous one-hour couples massage in the Manor’s massage room.
  • A six-course Discovery Menu, including different wines and wine commentary with each course.

Manoir Hovey currently stands third among Quebec establishments in public voting for the 2013 Top 50 Restaurants in Canada. Recommends Fine Dining in Quebec

Manoir Hovey isn’t the only Quebec boutique property with an outstanding restaurant. Recently, Senior Writer Mary Alice Downie visited the celebrated Auberge Saint-Antoine, home to Panache, one of Quebec City‘s culinary stars. It was Panache’s inventive mobile trucks, however, that Downie found most intriguing.

Downie writes: “The pop-up Panache Mobile was founded two years ago, on a terrace beside Ste-Petronille Vineyard on Ile d’Orleans. The menu, under the supervision of chef Julien Dumas, offers simpler fare than the restaurant: Charlevoix organic charcuteries ($6), French fries and truffle mayonnaise ($5), guédilleau homard (lobster rollwith avocado ($18). What we first thought was plastic cutlery is made from bamboo, as were the fetching little tubs of ketchup and mayonnaise beside pots of herbs from the farm.”

Read the rest of “Auberge Saint-Antoine on a roll”

To book the hotel deal from Manoir Hovey: Call the property at 1-800 661-2421 (toll free) or send an email.

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