At 17, rue Sault-au-Matelot in the heart of the Old Port of Quebec, housed in the charming Hotel Le Priori. There is a current and warm dÃ©cor, the kichen is inspired by the flavors and fragrances from around the Â world. We have a large inner courtyard with garden terrace in season, heated and protected from the weather.
Christian Lemelin arrived in the kitchen at the age of 17. Having discovered a new passion, he updated his skills in the food service industry at Lâ€™Ã‰cole HÃ´teliÃ¨re de la Capitale.
He continued his apprenticeship at two of the best restaurants in Quebec, the St-Amour under the direction of Jean-Luc Boulay and Laurie RaphaÃ«l, under the direction of Daniel VÃ©zina. He completed his formation with a 4 month training tour in France.
He made his dÃ©but as a Chef at Momento Restaurant on Cartier Street at the age of 24 Â to quickly have the privilege of driving his own kitchen at Toast! Restaurant since 2003. It doesnâ€™t stop there. Indeed, the duo of StÃ©phane Dâ€™Anjou & Christian Lemelin opened in 2009, a neighborhood restaurant called â€ Simple Snack Sympathiqueâ€ better known as SSS to the locals.
More recently, in May 2013, they opened a third project, the Pur Sang Bistro Grill at Lac Beauport, where you can find under the same roof, restaurant, â€œready-to-goâ€ shop and a catering service.
Christian is always ready to engage himself in the community and to the next generation of cooks. He was particularly involved in the vice-presidency of the Serge BruyÃ¨re Foundation and also was the spokesperson for the event of â€œToque & Terroirâ€. Christian teaches sometimes at Lâ€™Ã‰cole HÃ´teliÃ¨re de la Capitale, the same school where he has studied. We have seen and heard him on a few tv and radio shows in Quebec City.