In Quebec, there is the sugar shack of the chef Martin Picard that stands out from the rest by its gargantuan meals, consisting of duck liver, lobster, fish, meat and maple syrup. If you do not have the appetite of Obelix and you are looking for a more traditional sugar shack, the Sucrerie de la Montagne is the place to go to discover the regional specialties of Quebec.
Located in the heart of the forest of Rigaud, about 45 minutes from Montreal, the Sucrerie de la Montagne is a rare sugar shacks in Quebec to offer authentic decor. General store, bakery and other buildings form a small Quebec village to visit. For groups, you can discover the area by sleigh horses.
The authentic decor of the dining room provides a warm atmosphere with its huge fireplaces and oil lamps. Songs and folk dances are organized to enliven the meal.
Maple syrup is honored and served in a large bottle for guests. Pancakes and homemade bread are perfectly tender and soak maple syrup. This is so good that you want to drink it with a spoon …
It is best to reserve if you want to go eat there from February to April, and it is possible in any season to visit this ecological heritage, wildlife and history site. There are very nice cross-country skiing trails surrounding the forest if you want to do some sport before eating the feast of sugaring.
Sucrerie de la Montagne
300, rang St-Georges, Rigaud, Qc