Scent of Provence
They smile and talk a lot just like people in Provence and together they operate the Mistral Gagnant, which is very "Provençal"and will celebrate its first anniversary on May 5, 2002.
And yet, Bernard Cazes and José Herrero are respectively Gascon and Spanish.
Perhaps they took the tone of this warm and well-lit restaurant where they receive their customers at 160 rue St. Paul
The blue and the yellow walls reinforce the atmosphere of the South of France. And when the warm and sunny days arrive, the large windows open completely to let the sun in and the remote sounds of the Louise Basin and the market in the Old Port
All of that does nothing to mar the restaurant's first mission and Chef and co-owner Herrero's superb bouillabaisse is always there since it's the most known dish of the South of France. The Chef makes much effort to ensure that the bones and other fish parts are removed so that it has a smooth consistency.
One year ago, when they found this restaurant (whose previous owner wanted to pursue another passion of cabinet making in Lotbinière), they realized the dream of their lives and they were not going to miss the opportunity. Within one week they got ready and opened on May 5, 2001.
Bernard Cazes and José Herrero hope to bring you satisfaction so that their restaurant remains one of the best discoveries in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Quebec.
Translated from "Parfums du Midi", Le Soleil, cahier H, April 27, 2002, page 8.