Estérel houses three restaurants for your dining pleasure; three unique culinary experiences to choose from and a magnificent view make Estérel the dining destination in the Laurentians! Various culinary and romantic packages are available.
Please note that bookings are mandatory for each restaurant, or else we cannot guarantee availability of the restaurant and the hour of service.
Estérel’s Executive Chef, Jean-François Bélair, brings to the table an exceptional passion for the culinary arts and an impressive list of credentials. A lover of rare ingredients, he strives to make them the ultimate stars of each one of his creations. Chef Bélair avoids superfluous and unnecessary garnishes, and instead, focuses on the simplicity of ingredients by using colours, tastes, textures, and aromas to highlight the delicate nuances of the flavours.
His experience speaks for itself. He obtained his diploma at the age of 20, and went to train out West, at Tofino’s Wickaninnish Inn, a proud member of Relais & Châteaux. Following his time in Tofino, he went to France to perfect his technique in Michelin Star establishments. He returned to Quebec to take the reins of La Pinsonnière Relais & Châteaux, in the Charlevoix region; where he also completed a sommelier course. In the past decade, he has been an executive chef at Hôtel Place d’Armes, in Montreal, and at Château Bonne Entente in Québec, where he directed the acclaimed Monte Cristo and La Tempête Golf Club restaurants.
He has also been head of research and development for Groupe Restos Plaisirs, which includes establishments such as the Cochon Dingue, the Jaja, and the Paris Grill. He has contributed to more than 15 cookbooks, and was a guest judge on the television program Les Chefs.
Estérel Resort is proud to welcome Jean-François to its team, and wishes all of its guests a phenomenal dining experience.
On June 17, the Bistro à Champlain proudly moved to Estérel Resort. A transition that took months to prepare in order receive the precious wine bottles collectionned by Champlain Charest the last years. Estérel Resort is proud to announce its acquisition of one of Quebec’s treasures: the wine collection from the Bistro à Champlain, which contains more than 5000 bottles. Estérel is honored to be carrying on the legacy of this iconic winery.
A bistro and a bar that offer a exquisite 260° view of the lake! The bistro/bar will engage all your senses with its ceiling mirrors, warm colours, breathtaking 260° view of the lake, delicious bistro menu, tasteful cocktails, and electrifying atmosphere. So, what’ll it be—bistro or bar?
From the Pétrus 1953, to the 6 liters of Romanée Saint-Vivant, to the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1990, to the Château Margaux, Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Latour, and Château Haut-Brion, Estérel’s prestigious cellar has rare and hidden treasures waiting to be savored by true wine lovers.