The MNBAQ’s gastronomic choices: Tempéra Québecor signed Marie-Chantal Lepage in the new Pierre Lassonde pavillion, an exclusive restaurant in the central pavilion, known for its magnificent patio, a café and sandwich shop in the atrium of the Charles Baillairgé pavilion (the former Québec City jailhouse) and a catering service for all those planning events at the MNBAQ.
Located at 179 Grande Allée Ouest, in the main glass lobby of the Pierre Lassonde pavilion, the seventy-seat restaurant offers the finest urban environment in Québec City. Visitors will have the impression of being outside while inside, of being in the heart of the Plains of Abraham and on the Grande Allée.
This new space is a warm and friendly gathering spot with a multitude of main courses to discover and dishes to share.
All those wishing to know the origin of the name of the restaurant should be aware that Marie-Chantal Lepage wanted to create a connection between the art of the table and the fine arts, between the good and the beautiful. Tempera is an old painting technique greatly used in Europe in the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, consisting in mixing colour pigments in water with a binding agent such as egg yolk. The emulsifying power of this colouring material gave consistency and opacity to the paint. It would be impossible to find a better name!
On the menu of the exclusive restaurant in the central pavilion, known for its patio with an exceptional view of the Plains of Abraham, simplicity, flavours and creativity!
Enjoy the restaurant on different occasions by discovering the noontime table d’hôte, fine dining in the evenings or Sunday brunch. A cuisine inspired by fresh seasonal produce and featuring local comestibles. A memorable culinary adventure awaits you with each visit!
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Café and sandwich shop
Chef Marie-Chantal Lepage’s team is setting up in the café in the heart of the Charles Baillairgé pavilion. With her well-known talent and especially her passion for local products, the experience is sure to be memorable. With a wide selection of original sandwiches, comforting soups, fresh salads and delicious teas and coffees, the new menu will inspire you... again and again! Even the Folie du jour will entice lovers of more copious menus!
The Café is open to visitors to the Musée and the general public and has the same opening hours as the Musée. It is accessible from the MNBAQ’s main entrance.
Whether it is for your meetings, a birthday, a marriage, or any other event, we shall know how to find the solution to satisfy your demands. Learn more