This establishment is named for a 19th-century book by Philippe-Aubert de Gaspé, who once resided here. The house, dating from 1675, has servers in period costume and five dining rooms with different themes. For example, the vaisselier (dish room) is bright and cheerful, with colorful antique dishes and a fireplace. There's a more modern menu and a good wine list, but people come for the authentic French-Canadian cooking, like Lac St-Jean tourtière (meat
pie), and maple-syrup pie with fresh cream. One of the best deals is a three-course meal, starting at C$19.95, available until 5:45 everyday.