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Spring Gourmet Tour

Spring Gourmet Tour

The Du Temple-Quirion family share their favourite spots in the Montérégie region, including a fabulous butcher shop, pastry maker, as well as a cheesemaker and a chocolate shop!

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Boucherie du Paysan

Beef, rabbit, lamb, pork–these delectable meats are prepared for you with care and a smile. “They have the best bavette in town!”
315, rue St-Jacques, Napierville
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Pâtisserie Chez Hoffmann

A cute boutique that has a wide selection of pastries, cakes, and Viennese pastries made by Chef Thomas Hoffmann. The boutique also has imported European specialties and products straight from the Québec terroir. According to the Du Temple-Quirion family, visitors absolutely must try the heavenly chocolate cake.
320, rue de l’Église, Napierville
patisseriehoffmann.com

Fritz Kaiser Cheese

Come and taste the delicious combination of Swiss cheese-making know-how with 100% Canadian milk. The result? Exceptionally high-quality washed rind firm, semi-firm, and soft cheese. “The cheese maker also has unique wine and cheese pairings, such as the Douanier paired with our Classique Blanc.”
459, chemin de la 4e Concession, Noyan
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Edel Weisz

With its vast selection of prepared meals, and impressive cheese counter, L’Amour du Pain products, and a great selection of made-in-Québec wines, Edel Weisz is a spot you simply must discover. “The savoury or sweet tarts and pies, and the jams are absolutely worth stopping to sample.”
1200, chemin de Saint-Jean, La Prairie
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Boulangerie Fortin

When Julie Ouellette makes her breads, pies, tarts, doughnuts, cookies, muffins, cupcakes and patés, an enticing andcomforting aroma floats through the air at the Marché des Jardiniers. Just one taste and you’ll understand why they’re one of the country’s best pastry shops. “The lemon tart is always on our table during holidays.”
1200, chemin de Saint-Jean, La Prairie
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Charcuterie Stefan Frick

Their menu features more than 80 different sausage varieties, all made with fresh ingredients, but stanchly without gluten and preservatives. There’s also natural bacon and suckling pig (pre-order required). “When I was in high school, at noon we’d go to Frick’s and get a hot dog with sauerkraut – it was so delicious!” recalls Sarah Du Temple-Quirion.
69, rue de l’Église Nord, Lacolle
charcuteriefrick.com

FG Chocolatiers

Located in the heart of Vieux-Chambly, this chocolate shop owned by Frédéric and Geneviève is the place to stop if you have a sweet tooth. Fine chocolates abound (over 50 flavours), decadent cakes, fresh sorbets and gelatos are all made by hand, and are free from artificial flavours and vegetable fats. “We go there in the summer for gelato, and the rest of year we go to eat chocolates!”
1646, avenue Bourgogne, Chambly
fgchocolatiers.com

Illustration: Valérie Bertrand

 

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