Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | July 22, 2005
Beautiful - almost to the point of being over the top. Housed in an old school building overlooking the St. Lawrence River, Fourquet Fourchette shoots for the high end. I actually wanted more variety than the Unibroue beers offer - that house yeast is becoming a nuisance to me. The food was good, but perhaps not worth the price paid. If I’m dropping over $20 on an entree I want something I can’t make at home. The service was slow but I think that’s because they wish the place to seem elegant. The upstairs bar has to be seen to be believed.
A great restaurant for the beer lovers. Their onion soup with Blanche de Chambly is my all-time model. Their Maudite sausages are excellent as well, everything's good in fact. Nice building well spotted close to Fort Chambly on the Richelieu River and dangerously close to the Unibroue brewery. Charming friendly medieval atmosphere. A little expensive though.
Staff was great and didn't have the anti-Anglo bent that sometimes pops up in Quebec. Nice tap list and lots of Unibroue products to buy in the gift shop. Food was excellent and included some interesting traditional Quebecois and native Canadian dishes.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | January 12, 2004| Updated July 13, 2005
Beautiful, colonial barn-like building serving exquisite French/Québécois cuisine with all of Unibroue’s beers. No other beers are available though. The food is the best I have encountered in a beer-themed restaurant and can be a bit pricey. Tongue orgasms guaranteed.
Very nice restaurant with an antique cozy feel and a beautiful view on the Richelieu river. The service was excellent, we had a very kind and helpful waitress - present but not annoying. The selection of beers is not spectacular, only regular Unibroue products with Quelque chose being the only one not available elsewhere in Quebec. The food was very good, not overly original but well prepared. Value was great, the prices on the regular Unibroues are downright low and the food was worth the price. I’d highly recommend this spot for supper after some afternoon beers at Bedondaine et Bedons Ronds.
A very beutiful restaurant - both the interior (very rustic) and staff garments put me way back in time 1700-something. A very beutiful interior and a magnificent view from upstairs. The service was very friendly, though at times a bit slow. I must admit I was disappointed at the beer selection - I knew it was Unibroue only - but except for U and U2, I can get all the beers they carried in Denmark. I had hoped to see the seldom beers and cellared versions of the retired beers - and would have paid a good price for such beers. The food was good without being spectacular, but a bit pricy. Go there for the atmosphere - not beer hunting - except if You miss out on the regular Unibroue beers.
First of all, this is probably the single most beautiful establishment devoted to beer that I have ever visited. I first visited during the Mondial in 2005, and we walked through the huge old brick building in a daze...Unibroue memorabilia combining with a medieval-renaissance theme is hard to beat! Slightly different themes to the different floors, lots of dark wood everywhere, and a gorgeous patio overlooking the wide expanse of the Chambly...no wonder they perform so many weddings here, could there be a better place in Quebec if you’re a beer-lover?
The beer is all Unibroue, which has its upside and down; the quality is generally very high and they will have some rarities that you’ll basically never see in a restaurant like Fringante...but there are times when that Unibroue yeast isn’t what I want to taste with my food. Luckily, they have an extensive, all-Quebec list of wines, ciders, meads, and aperetifs as well so there will be something for nearly everyone.
The food? Quite excellent, rustic French-Canadian in style, heavy on the meat with a bit of seafood (vegetarians might not find much), with a several-course method of serving that will surely leave you sated. Focus on wild game (caribou over this past weekend, along with deer and trout) and fairly rich, heavy sauces. It’s very good, though I’m not sure that the price is justified
Had lunch here after a tour of Unibroue brewery. Great place. Had a bottle of 1837 waiting for us. Food (flank steak ) was great. Beautiful location right on the river. Had Unibroue sample. Make the visit if in th area
Établissement visité le 7 juillet vers 12h. Ambiance: Décoration et musique Nouvelle-France. Terrasse extérieur donnant sur la rivière Richelieu. Service: Très souriant et présentation du menu du jour. Sélection: 6 fûts et 17 bouteilles d’Unibroue ainsi que des cidres de Michel Jodoin et DeLavoie. Nourriture: Nous avons pris le feuilleté de légumes ainsi que le porc accompagné d’un ragoût de champignons. (103e rating d’établissement)
You go there for the beer. You go there for the food. You go there for the beautiful location. Bottom line is that you go there. I wish they had more Unibroue on tap (or even avilable in bottle), but that’s getting picky. Very good food, nice atmosphere, beautiful setting -- yeah, this place is essential.