Toqué is slang for "just a little stubborn," as in star Chef Normand Laprise's insistence on using fresh, local ingredients from the best providers. On the ground floor of a glass tower, this celebrated bastion of fine dining attracts government rainmakers and the expense-account crowd. The menu changes daily, depending on what Laprise and his kitchen crew find at the market, but foie gras, duck, and wild venison are staples. Some clients wouldn't consider ordering anything but the seven-course, C$115 dinner tasting menu. Chitchat at the tables revolves around Laprise's latest award and how lucky everyone is to have gotten a reservation. You can also eat at the somewhat more casual quartz bar, sitting on the comfy bar stools.
900 pl. Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal, Québec, H2Z 2B2, Canada