Prestigious French distinction: Chevalier, Ordre national du Mérite Agricole
- Jean-Luc Boulay, chef and co-owner of Quebec City's Saint-Amour restaurant

QUEBEC CITY, May 3 /CNW Telbec/ - With family, friends and associates on hand, Jean-Luc Boulay, chef and co-owner of Quebec City's Saint-Amour restaurant, was the extremely happy recipient of the Chevalier du mérite agricole de France medal, presented by Louis Duvernois, the country's Senator representing French citizens living abroad.

An official ceremony honouring Mr. Boulay was held on May 1, 2010, at the private residence of Hélène Le Gal, the French consul general in Quebec City.

This honorary distinction is bestowed by Bruno Le Maire, France's minister of Food, Agriculture and Fishing.

The Ordre du Mérite Agricole, created in 1883, is the oldest specialized order in France. An additional criterion for induction into this Order is a recommendation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Other renowned recipients of the Chevalier distinction include Louis Pasteur.

This prestigious award represents an honour for both the recipient and his/her peers, and is also a symbol of pride for all Quebec citizens who have, for generations, appreciated the art of French fine dining.

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