Q Haute Cuisine has been on my list of places to try since I first started going to The Big Taste. I never managed to plan ahead for this so it’s been stuck on the list for several years. Well, lo and behold, it finally happened when I took a Friday off and made reservations early for once.
Bonus: they have free parking if you can snag a spot at the entrance. We arrived right at 11:30am and grabbed the last free stall. Score.
The inside is gorgeous; white, spacious (with many private rooms) and very French. The view must be one of the reasons people keep coming back for more. That and the beautiful relaxed ambiance.
The regular menu. Prices are very reasonable for the quality. Two course ($20.00) and three course (25.00) lunch options.
Some additional express menu options.
Three course express lunch ($25.00)
“Surprise” Big Taste lunch ($25.00)
I overheard a waiter telling another table there was some sort of quality issue with a supplier. I guess that’s why they had to forgo their planned Big Taste menu. Too bad because the panzanella salad, chicken pot pie and raspberry parfait sounded delicious.
Again, the lettuce was sadly wilted and tired. Quinoa was well executed and the mix of vegetables was tasty. Much better than the caesar.
Pork loin is always tricky to do but the slices were moist and tender. The potato puree underneath was incredibly light and fluffy.
Not your typical carrot cake. It looks dense but it was the complete opposite. Really good. Desserts were top notch.
Happy to have finally tried Q Haute out. I would come back but probably for a special occasion. That or for their express lunch menu again!
Q Haute Cuisine
100 La Caille Place SW