Being city folk, we were a little hesitant to walk into a fancy restaurant straight from a 3 hour hike in the woods. But any trepidation melted away as soon as we walked in.
Le Cinquième Element is a charming little restaurant with eclectic conversation-spawning decor and a down-to-earth atmosphere. In a township just 20 minutes from Coaticook, there is no pretension or snobbishness whatsoever here. But that's not to say that the dining experience isn't sophisticated. With escargots, rabbit and osso bucco on the menu, a table d'hôte menu the only option for dinner (with 3 price points) and lovingly crafted presentation of the courses, you really get a dining experience rather than just a meal.
And the value can't be beat. The 3 course meal was $30 and for the level of cuisine you get, that is a steal and easily compensates for the fact that there's no à la carte options.
The meal was wonderful and served with care from our server (who seemed like the owner as well and possibly the chef?). He was sweet and helpful with a bit of a charmingly offbeat manner to him.
The moment of the night came when he attentively noticed our table candle had gone out and without missing a beat said to us: "It's ok if the flame of love flickers from time to time, the important thing is to be sure it gets re-lit."
That sort of warm poetic philosophy reflects well the kind of restaurant Le Cinquième Element is.
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