May 11, 2018
Inside the luxurious Fairmont Le Château Frontenac hotel in Quebec, Le Sam is an opulent bistro bringing fine food and cocktails to guests and discerning locals alike. Le Sam cannot be separated from the grandeur of the hotel it resides in, as the fairy-tale castle Fairmont Le Château Frontenac sits perched above the St. Lawrence River and adds an element of elegance to everything it touches. Le Sam fits right in with sumptuously stylish touches throughout, including one of the most gorgeous bars we’ve ever seen, complete with dangling strings of what appears to be gilded lace above and a set of golden-wicker chairs surrounding it. Le Sam bills itself as an ‘evolutionary bistro’, and the venue truly transforms throughout the day, starting as the perfect place for coffee and a business lunch, next a delightful spot for happy hour cocktails, and finishing off as a late night hangout for even more cocktails and, often times, live entertainment. As fantastic as the setting is, it would be all for nothing if the cocktails didn’t hold up their end of the bargain, and rest assured, they do. An intense focus on mixology brings several gems to the menu like the Jam Le Sam – vodka, pink pepper & cranberry jam, lime and homemade maple syrup, the Ward 21 – premium bourbon and orange liqueur, fresh lemon and orange juice, cranberry puree and ginger beer, and the White Cosmo – vodka, white cranberry juice, elderflower, and lime.