“This brewery is a pioneer of gluten-free beer in North America, which it brews against a backdrop of beautiful lakes and mountains. The cuisine features local flavours—including an exquisite trout dish.” 90 Rang Rivière aux Écorces, Saint-Alexis-des-Monts.
Le Baluchon Eco-resort
“As the name states, this resort offers activities that are respectful of the environment, land, heritage, and history.” What are they serving? Local cuisine, the great outdoors, and culture! 3550 chemin des Trembles, Saint-Paulin.
Le Rieur sanglier
Agro-economist Nicolas Gauthier specializes in boar, from their raising, to their butchering and cooking. “The farm also offers country-style dining that features boar.” 671 Grande Rivière Nord, Yamachiche.
“A log-cabin style lodge, tucked away in the woods on the edges of the Réserve faunique Mastigouche, with local specialities on the menu.” 4000 chemin Yvon-Plante, Saint-Alexis-des-Monts.
Le Magasin général Lebrun
A historical boutique, museum, old-fashioned candy shop, café, and performance space. “It’s like being transported to another time!” 192 Pied de la Côte, Maskinongé.
A humble, amiable winery that includes a wine bar where you can sample their bottles alongside deliciously paired bites. “Distillerie Mariana even makes brandy with this winery’s wines!”. 2030 rue Paul-Lemay, Sainte-Angèle-de-Prémont.
Du bon pain, croûte que croûte
This bakery features a selection of some thirty-odd sourdough breads, and a dozen butter pastries. “Every day it’s freshly made, and the employees are fantastic.” 2440 avenue Principale, Saint-Élie-de-Caxton.
ILLLUSTRATION: Valérie Bertrand