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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Ski Quebec’s Powder Stash

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Mer & Monts  

2. Where to Eat

Treat yourself to the “Return From the Market” tasting menu at the Relais & Chateaux– affiliated La Pinsonnière , northeast of Le Manoir Richelieu (approximately 45 minutes from Le Massif). Dishes change daily depending on what the chef finds fresh at local markets, and can range from decadent Quebec duck foie gras prepared two ways to a crackling roast rack of lamb.

Tear yourself away from the slopeside cafeteria and indulge in a three-course lunch at Mer & Monts , a white-linen restaurant in Le Massif’s mountaintop lodge. The only thing sweeter than the restaurant’s views of ice flows on the St. Lawrence: its scalding ramekin of maple crème brûlée.

Dive into a real Quebec countryside poutine, a steaming container of French fries, cheese curds, and chicken gravy. Though gourmet versions exist, poutine is best devoured in a rickety casse-croute, or roadside fry stand, like Le Rond-Point (96, rue Leclerc; 418-435-6506), conveniently located right along the road from Le Massif to Baie Sainte Paul.


Published on Dec 12, 2007 as a web exclusive.

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