Quebec City

Years of tireless work by chef Yvan Lebrun and his partner Rolande Leclerc have earned L’Initiale Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux certification and an AAA/CAA Five Diamond rating. The pair’s passion for flavor and authenticity is reflected in everything they do, and the restaurant boasts a decidedly local sensibility, featuring some of the region’s top products and artisans.

“When discovering flavors, there is an essence – even more attractive and rare than the others – hidden in certain bottles…Pleasure. Zonin’s wines bear witness to this fact.”

Marie-Andrée Thériault
Head Sommelier
Restaurant Initiale


The tradition of Chianti Classico VS the innovation of the Maremma


Marie-André Theriault

Head Sommelier – Restaurant Initiale

Christophe Mertz

Head Sommelier – Restaurant Le Ciel

Marie-Eve Bilodeau

Sommelier – Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

André Gagnon

Head Sommelier – Restaurant l’Echaudé

Caroline Beaulieu

Sommelier – Restaurant Légende

Yann Bouchard

Head Sommelier – Panache

Emmanuel Côté

Sommelier – Restaurant Echaudé

I learned a lot about Tuscany. Italian wines are very popular in Quebec but we don’t have much access to specific information about the individual regions. This is a great way to improve our knowledge in a cozy ambience.

Caroline Beaulieu
Légende par La Tanière