Sugar shacking is an important part of Quebec culture. So a sugar shack hosted by Quebec’s award winning chef Martin Picard is undoubtedly pure magic. Reservations are made by e-mail only, 4 months in advance. Rumour has it that the seats sell out within the first hour. Having had the privilege of attending the first sugar shack of the season, I present to you the inside scoop (menu and photos) of this legendary epicurean affair.
This is it! In just under a month, I will stop being a fun-loving 20-something year old and start a new decade in my life. It will also mark the end of my travel goal. Here’s a quick recap of the countries I visited in my pursuit to visit 30 countries by my 30th birthday. COUNTRY No. 1 – CANADA. Learn why you should go to my home and native land.
Since the West Coast of America, San Francisco to be exact, lived up to my expectations, I was sure the Canadian side of the border would do the same. And it did! A true Montrealer, I don’t think that I could ever relocate to Vancouver, but a visit was just the vacation I needed. Discover why British Colombia refers to itself as “the best place on earth”.
I would never have thought that in all my travels so far, a beautiful area just 4.5 hours from my house would be a place I would long to visit again and again. A little off the beaten path, about two hours east of Quebec City, you’ll find one of my favorite places on the planet. Beluga whales, delicious cuisine, stunning fjords, and emerald green pastures are but a few things that make me dream of the Charlevoix region.