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Gourmet escapade for the weekend

Gourmet escapade for the weekend

Marc-Antoine Lasnier recommends the region’s finest – from berrypicking and honey-tasting to rustic-chic dining.

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AGRI-TOURISM

2. Les Petits Fruits du Clocher: “Clocher” refers to the Église de Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton belfry, which stands right beside Manuel Gosselin’s honeyberry, raspberry and blueberry orchard. “Picking your own fruit is a favourite family activity around here,” says Lasnier. “This orchard comes complete with hens and sheep, and also has a picnic area. So be sure to bring the kids!” 307, rue Principale, Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton, petitsfruitsduclocher.com

3. Miel Fontaine: “Here, honey comes in different flavours including thyme, wintergreen, camomile and blueberry. Louise and her team will explain the benefits of each. The shop is just two kilometres away.” 528, 3rd Rang East, Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton, mielfontaine.ca

14. Volailles aux grains dorés: “Michaël Boulay and his wife, Teresa Fuoco, raise chickens and turkeys on strictly vegetarian feeds. Their farm is not far from here, in Saint-Dominique. And there’s a store on the premises where you can buy different poultry cuts and by-products – white and dark meat, wings, sausages, pulled meat, pâté and cretons.” 1774, rue Principale, Saint-Dominique, volaillesauxgrainsdores.com

8. Le Marché public de Granby et région: “It’s open every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting in mid-June. And now there’s an on-site terrace for lunch.” Place Johnson, between Saint-Joseph and Johnson streets, marchepublicgranby.ca

5. Les Fours du Roy: “This natural-food store sells every conceivable kind of health product, ready-to-serve meal and delicious pastry.” 322, rue Principale, Granby, foursduroy.ca

12. Érablière Bourbeau: “It’s where you can buy a wide variety of maple products: taffy, butter, caramel, sugar, jelly, sweets, pies. What my daughter and I love above everything else is tasting all the syrups for sale!” 18, chemin Saxby South, Shefford, granby-tellement-terroir.com/halte/erabliere-bourbeau/

DINING

9. Attelier Archibald: “This rustic-chic family restaurant offers a constantly changing menu. My favourite is the ‘fish of the day’ – it’s done just right. Chef Martin always adds a personal touch!” 150, rue Saint-Jacques, Granby, attelierarchibald.ca

7. Tartes et clafoutis: “A typical French bakery and pastry shop, it has a pleasing ambiance and quality goods.” 189, rue Principale, Granby, tartesetclafoutis.com

13. La Rabouillère: “This wonderful table champêtre offers high-end country-style dining as well as access to its working farm. It features animals, edible-flower tastings, playgrounds and even interpretation panels for the benefit of visitors. I adore Chef Jérémie’s mechoui!” 1073, rang de l’Égypte, Saint-Valérien-de-Milton, rabouillere.com

LODGING

11. Le B&B À la Maison DuClas: Located near l’Estriade cycling trail. “I especially recommend it for the warmest of welcomes from hosts Ginette and Camil.” 213, rue du Nénuphar, Granby, maisonduclas.com

10. St-Christophe Hôtel & Spa: “An eclectic boutique hotel with a view over Lake Boivin.” 255, rue Denison East, Granby, hotelstchristophe.com

6. La Closerie des Lilas: “An ideal place for extended stays, featuring fine dining and mini-apartments with kitchen facilities.” 21, rue Court, Granby, closeriedeslilas.ca


 

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