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Get to Know Chef Patrick Turcot

10/22/2013 11:55 EDT | Updated 12/22/2013 05:12 EST

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Patrick Turcot, Executive Chef at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, uses the endless supply of regional ingredients from the Charlevoix region as his culinary inspiration. He works to deconstruct recipes, reinventing them with the products presenting the freshness and most intense flavours.

Chef Turcot curates the latest CHEF'S BOX food of the month club for FoodiePages.ca. Below he shares his latest travels (including a stop in Justin Bieber's hometown!) and top five favourite meals of all time.

Name: Patrick Turcot

Signature dish: Vanilla crusted pork tenderloin

Hometown: Quebec city

Current location: La Malbaie (Charlevoix)

Day job: Executive Chef

Daily uniform: Chef uniform

I have a few: Bottles of wine

In the kitchen, I swear by: My taste buds

The taste I couldn't live without: Truffle oil and foie gras

Hidden talents: Skiing

If my kitchen could talk, it would say: He is quiet but never stops changing

Latest splurge: A couple years ago - my BMW

Last place I traveled: Toronto with the family. We visited Canada's Wonderland and Justin Bieber's hometown for my daughter!

Best thing about Quebec: The interest for fine food and the European culture

Most romantic thing I've done for a girl: I proposed to my wife with the ring on a dinner plate.

In life, what is most important to me is: My wife and my 3 beautiful children

I get nervous when: When I am not organized and don't have free time for the emergency.

Favourite drop of wine?Pichon Longueville on the expensive side or Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon on the regular

My top 5 meals:

In Las Vegas, 1) Mix at Mandaly Bay, 2) Bouchon and 3) The Mansion Joel Robuchon MGM Grand;

4) Toque in Montreal;

5) Mistura in Toronto with my friend Massimo Capra

My motto: Enjoy life and share your passion