Our chef Frédérick Boucher is from Price, a small municipality located a few kilometers from the Reford Gardens. He spent his summers fishing in the rivers of the region and developing a friendship with the local farmers and producers.
No need to tell you that he “lives” the land and that he cares about the development of a sustainable and resilient food ecosystem.
He started working in the restaurant business in the city of Rimouski, then moved to Montreal where he continued his cooking studies at the ITHQ.
He passed through the kitchens of Newtown, Decca 77, Laloux and Pastaga, to finally try out France (where he was initially only to spend three weeks there). His adventure in France led him to work in the kitchens of Gravity, located in the 10th arrondissement in Paris, and then to go to the north of France, to Lille more precisely, where he worked at Bloempot, a restaurant offering a menu 99% composed of local products.
It was after a journey of almost 5 years in French territory that Frédérick returned to drop his bags on Gaspé’s soil in the spring of 2019. It is with great pleasure that we will find him at the helm of the Reford Gardens restaurants this summer, serving seasonal cuisine with local flavors.
Villa Estevan Lodge
Once the Reford family’s fishing camp, the Villa Estevan is now a heritage building housing the Villa Estevan Lodge restaurant, where visitors can enjoy a unique culinary experience with a 4-course “Carte Blanche” menu featuring the flavours of the gardens. The Villa Estevan Lodge restaurant is the taste of our region, the discovery of a territory and its producers. Our cuisine is mainly made with products from our region and from organic and sustainable agriculture.
Thank you for your interest in our gastronomy.
The restaurant is open from June 13 to August 26, 2023, from Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00 to 14:30.
You can make a reservation using the calendar at the bottom of this page.
Please note that you must purchase an admission ticket to the Reford Gardens to access the Villa Estevan Lodge restaurant.
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Located at the main entrance of the Jardins de Métis, in the reception pavilion, Le Bufton is a café-bistro offering homemade pastries, coffee, beverages, microbrewery beers, sandwiches and salads.
The café-bistro is open from June 3 to October 1, 2023, 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for pastries and coffee and from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for sandwiches.
Please note that you do not need a ticket to enter The Bufton.
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Note that the Café Jardins, inside the Reford Gardens, is closed for the 2023 season.
For any questions, visit our Facebook page or contact us.
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