Summer is a great season for savouring a wide variety of Quebec products. Some foodies will hit the city on a guided food tour or a gourmet dinner in a renowned restaurant, while others take to the countryside to follow a themed circuit or visit a farm in a bucolic setting. And what about vineyards, cider houses and microbreweries? These are places where tastings and friendly people go hand in hand. In addition, there are plenty of cheese factories, chocolate shops and honey farms offering delicious local products, made with know-how and pride!

Take a guided tour of an oyster farm in Anticosti

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During your next visit to Anticosti, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, don’t miss the opportunity to discover the Manowin Oyster Farm, a company specializing in refining American oysters. What makes this farm unique in Quebec is the type of technology it employs, the result of three years of experimentation. In addition to oyster farming, a partnership with Sépaq Anticosti allows for a comprehensive interpretation not only of oyster cultivation but also of the site’s history, as well as exploration of the nearby reef and marine environment. The visit concludes with a tasting of their delicious oysters, accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine. All of this is done with respect for the environment and the principles of sustainable development. (Website available in French only)

Taste local flavours at Maison de Soma

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Maison de Soma is a restaurant nestled within a farm, showcasing the richness of the Laurentian terroir through culinary exploration and dedicated agriculture. Its seasonal dishes are crafted from ingredients sourced onsite from its very own agricultural production and enhanced by foraged forest treasures. Treat your taste buds by indulging in a gourmet dinner, savouring a gastro brunch, or delving into a curated range of transformed products. 

Discovering local flavors

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Montérégie, frequently hailed as Quebec’s garden, captivates with its array of diverse flavors. Exploring its vineyards, cider houses, microbreweries, cheese factories, bakeries, farms, public markets, and restaurants offers the chance to meet passionate artisans eager to share their knowledge. Across the region, exquisite discoveries and tastings await!

La Route des vins de Brome-Missisquoi, 20 years of delightful experiences

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Whether on your bike or driving your car, enjoy La Route des vins de Brome-Missisquoi at your own pace! In fact, this year, Brome-Missisquoi’s wine route is celebrating its 20th anniversary! Spanning magnificent valleys and wine country panoramas, this epicurean circuit gathers about 20 vineyards inviting you to taste unique terroir products, but also to meet passionate winemakers who’ll gladly share their story. The Route also includes several local businesses, charming boutiques and restaurants, as well as friendly bistros. Take a moment to enjoy a picnic in the middle of nature or participate in some of the many activities planned to mark this 20th anniversary.

Gourmet delights at Fromagerie La Station

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During your stay, make a stop at Fromagerie La Station to sample their delicious, award-winning farmhouse cheeses. On site, you can also discover other local products and enjoy a picnic on their magnificent terrace overlooking the cows in the pastures. La Station Cheese Factory is the work of four generations of passionate farmers. In the Discovery Area, you can awaken your senses and learn more about the profession of cheesemaker and farmer, on a self-guided or guided tour. Discover its organic pastures and cheeses free from pesticides, herbicides and GMOs, for a healthy, living environment.

Discover the flavours of Île d’Orléans

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Located just 15 minutes from the capital's downtown core, Île d'Orléans is brimming with tasty treasures that foodies won’t want to miss! Taking a tour of the island is a chance to appreciate not only its bucolic landscapes, but also the abundance of its terroir. Along the way, stop off at the shops of some of the island's passionate artisans to sample the wealth of local flavours. Vineyards, agritourism farms, cider mills, restaurants and bistros, chocolate shops, confectioneries, cheesemongers, bakeries, microbreweries... the variety of gourmet discoveries to be made will make your mouth water!

Discover the flavours of the Magdalen Islands

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The Îles-de-la-Madeleine archipelago is chock full of places where you can enjoy typical dishes prepared from local produce. This seafood-rich cuisine will delight fans of lobster, mussels, clams, scallops and crab. The islands are also renowned for their cheese, including the famous Pied-de-Vent. When it’s time to eat, you’ll find delicious meals at a number of places, including Effet Mer, Boulangerie Madelon and Auberge la Salicorne. Bear in mind that, depending on the place you choose, reservations may be necessary.

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