We have enjoyed some of our best dining experiences at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, Charlevoix’s famous castle-like resort hotel located in the escarpment overlooking the broad St. Lawrence River. The outstanding cuisine will be taken to a new height on November 15 and 16; when Chef Patrick Turcot hosts the resort’s 13th Annual Gala des Grands Chefs – a weekend of fine dining in this historic Five Star resort.

Chef Patrick Turcot is excited about hosting the 13th Gala des Grands Chefs at the historic Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu

This year’s annual gala will feature female chefs from the Charlevoix region as well as several of Fairmont’s leading chefs. Chef Turcot anticipates some friendly and spirited competition as the six participating chefs bring their best to the splendid kitchens at Le Manoir Richelieu. World famous sommelier Jessica Harnois will be the Master of Ceremonies for the Gala. Ms. Harnois is the president of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers. She worked as a sommelier in some of the greatest establishments in the world like Tetsuya’s in Sydney (Australia, 5th best restaurant in the world in 2007) and Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago (United States, 30th best restaurant in the world in 2007). Until recently she was working as a wine buyer for the SAQ Signature Services.

The Chefs include:

  • Chef Marie-Chantale Lepage from the critically acclaimed Restaurant L’Espace MC Chef in Quebec City’s old port area.
  • Chef Colombe St-Pierre, co-owner of Restaurant Chez St-Pierre in Rimouski
  • Chef Dana Hauser of the Hotel Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver, the first female Executive
  • Chef in the Fairmont chain.
  • Chef Claire Verneil of the Hotel Fairmont Monte-Carlo
  • Chef Graziella Battista owner of Restaurant Graziella in Old Montreal
  • Host Chef Patrick Turcot of Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu
Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu has recently undergone a full renovation and is full value for its Five Star rating

Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu has recently undergone a full renovation and is full value for its Five Star rating

Participants will enjoy their luxurious accommodations at Le Manoir Richelieu, culinary workshops and tastings, a pre-Gala cocktail reception and a sumptuous gourmet dinner with wine pairings. The evening will feature musical entertainment. A Sunday breakfast buffet is part of the $399 per person package.

An additional Friday evening event includes a cocktail reception and dinner with local growers and suppliers from the Charlevoix region. This additional package includes accommodation and the Friday night dinner and reception for an additional $210 per person. Additional nights (Thursday and/or Sunday) are available at just $139 per room.

Chef Turcot is excited about sharing his kitchens with this impressive group of female chefs, and restaurant owners, including his fellow Fairmont Chefs from Vancouver and Monte Carlo.

Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu is a first class resort with a massive sports centre, indoor and outdoor four seasons heated pools, a full range of Spa services, elegant public rooms and the Charlevoix Casino adjacent to the main hotel. It’s an ideal location for a romantic getaway, and the Gala des Grands Chefs will appeal to foodies and wine aficionados.
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts often have Canine Ambassadors, presented in association with Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Jordy is the resort’s newest mascot and he is available for walks and lot of pats.

For more information and to make a reservation, please call 1-866-840-8203 or visit: www.fairmont.com/richelieu-charlevoix