Flavours and panoramas

The Outaouais is a land of many flavours! Not only do we have passionate producers who excel at their craft, we also have restaurateurs who've made quite a reputation using products from the Outaouais. These artisans are listed in the Outaouais Gourmet Way, a must for epicureans wishing to explore the region's bounty. In the eastern part of the circuit, beer, wine and cider fans will be enchanted. So will fine cheese afficionados, who will fell like they're in heaven, only the angels are replaced with cows and ewes. And the few who pretend not to like chocolate will be converted once they try the Outaouais'.

Start your day picking apples or sampling tasty ciders at Verger Croque-Pomme and head for Fromagerie les Folies Bergères to fill up on sheep or goat cheese. Stop by Domaine Mont-Vézeau and get yourself a good bottle to drink with the fine chocolates you'll find at ChocoMotive. Your taste buds will thank you for a beautiful day!

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Points of interest

Verger Croque-pomme
20, montée Berndt
Thurso (Québec) J0X 3B0

During the summer weekends, Verger Croque-pomme welcomes visitors who want to purchase hard and sweet apple ciders, walk on the farm, visit an educative hive, roam through an aromatic plants garden, and have fun in the playground area. From the wood pavilion overlooking the fields, savor a glass of cider with a light snack or pancake. During the fall season, pick-your-own is available for apples, squash and pumpkins.

22,5 km
As you drive through Thurso, the hometown of Guy Lafleur, you can stop and admire the Flower Power's statue, erected in his honour. Stay on Road 317 until you get to the Fromagerie, which will be on your left.
La Fromagerie Les Folies Bergères
955, route 317
Saint-Sixte (Québec) J0X 3B0

Les Folies Bergères is an artisan cheese factory that specializes in cheese made from ewes' milk, produced by their own flock of sheep. You will discover several ewes-milk products, as well as their fresh cheddar, made daily from cows' milk obtained from farmers in the Petite Nation region. They have also added a new line of goat-milk products in 2011. Their products are made by hand, with an emphasis on quality and authenticity.

20,5 km
​​Drive through the quaint little town of Ripon to reach Domaine Mont-Vézeau, a vineyard and strawberry field nestled right next to the eponymous mountain. Taste the Zéphyr, their famous strawberry wine. You're sure to be amazed!
Domaine Mont-Vézeau
365, route 321
Ripon (Québec) J0V 1V0

In the heart of La Petite-Nation La Lièvre, the vineyards and strawberry fields of Le Domaine Mont-Vézeau are an inviting site to discover, where simplicity complements the beauty of the landscape. The vineyard is composed of 9,000 vines, which will produce a varietal series of red and white wines. The 5 acres strawberry fields is characterised by 6 different varieties of strawberries. In addition to its traditional wines, the winery produces a strawberry wine, a raspberry fortified wine and two fortified white and red wines. In addition to the wine itself, you will find at the boutique a multiple wine-related items and accessories. Self-guided tours (including a hard copy guide) and wine tasting are available during store hours. Guided tours are also available upon reservation. Furthermore, the site offers, in season, freshly picked or pick your own strawberries. We invite you to give us a call before your visit in order to verify the site conditions and product availability.

30,6 km
​​A gourmet trip in La Petite-Nation la Lièvre wouldn't be complete without a stop at ChocoMotive to try their exquisite chocolate. While there, you can also visit their chocolate economuseum, which will demystify this popular delicacy for you.
502, rue Notre-Dame
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0

ChocoMotive is an artisanal chocolate company that uses authentic know-how to make its products. The chocolate shop provides an interpretation site for the trade of chocolate-maker by opening its workshop to the public. ChocoMotive offers a traditional array of pralines and seasonal moldings, as well as an assortment of organic and fair-trade chocolates made with local and native products. ChocoMotive is a member of the international Economuseum network. Visit available in request for group of 12 and more.

500 m
​​Since you're in Montebello, why not end your day on a gourmet note at Aux Chantignoles, the Fairmont Château Montebello's restaurant, prominently featuring local flavours? It is right next to the old train station in which ChocoMotive is located.
Aux Chantignoles
392, rue Notre-Dame
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0

Enjoy a unique gastronomic experience! Take advantage of the Ottawa River’s quietude and the magnificent gardens while savouring a fabulous meal at Fairmont Le Château Montebello’s Aux Chantignoles restaurant.