This past weekend, I had a 3 day getaway with my boyfriend. Although, we didn’t splurge too much on food, we always choose one day to eat out and enjoy ourselves at a restaurant.
After some research, we came to the rather highly praised resto-bar/microbrewery called La Voie Maltee which actually has some award-winning beers to offer. I’m personally not much of a beer drinker and well, seeing as I’m going gluten-free and going through a 30 day alcohol detox, there was none of that going into my system, but my boyfriend is not either of those things so he can. Plus, the menu looked really awesome. Although almost everything was malted in one way or another, which is weird because it doesn’t bother me when anything is malted, we decided to go.
La Voie Maltee has a nice little atmosphere once you enter. It has some nice decorations and there is even a terasse near the back so that in the nice summer weather, its comfortable to enjoy a few drinks with friends. For dinner, however, we preferred to be inside.
If you take a look at its menu, you will see some very interesting twists on various meals and its this that attracted us in the first place.
I started with Lobster Rolls VM. They are mini hot dogs with shredded lobster, veggies and fine herbs along with the mayon-Ale “East Coast”. Ever since last year in Maine, I’ve been a huge fans of lobster rolls. These were not only cute to look at but they were delicious. I don’t know what herbs they used but mixed with their mayon-Ale, it was absolutely delicious.
As for my boyfriend, he started with Chili Cheese Sticks. These are spicy cheddar covered with crispy corn served with tzatziki sauce.
We both enjoyed these quite a bit.
Now for the main meal:
My boyfriend had the pulled pork sandwich. The pulled pork is mixed with “BBQ sauce Libertine” (not that I know what that means). Its served with fries and coleslaw. He really like this a lot. I remember him complimenting it a lot.
As expected, I’m a huge ribs lover so I took the Buccaneer Ribs. All these fancy terms that I don’t understand is what I’m thinking as I write this up. These ribs are served with Stout BBQ sauce, fries and Caesar Salad. I must say that the taste of the ribs tastes some time to adapt to and the meat didn’t fall off the bones like I’m used to. However, the taste does get increasingly good and the let me say, the fries are done so delicious. I was absolutely hooked.
I wasn’t particularly fond of the waiter and the service he provided but he seemed to lighten up a little by the end of the meal.
Overall, a great meal in Chicoutimi and I think we made a very good choice in the restaurant.
What do you think of the food? Are you into drinking beer? What restaurant types do you go for when you travel?