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. Your taste buds will thank you for a beautiful day!

day to taste

Points of interest

71 Principale St.
Saint-André-Avellin (Québec) J0V 1W0

The charming village of St-André-Avellin now has a specialty beer store! Owners Véro and Fred have built up an impressive inventory of microbrewery beers, with new ones arriving regularly. And because one cannot live by hops alone, there’s a fine food section offering a delectable array of sausages, pâtés, cheeses, marinades, chocolate, coffee and other delights, many of them produced in the Outaouais. Check it out!

16 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.
955 Rt. 317
Saint-Sixte (Québec) J0X 3B0

Les Folies Bergères is an artisanal cheese factory specializing in cheese made from sheep’s milk produced by its own flock of ewes. It also sells a line of sheep and goat milk products, cheddar made fresh daily from cow’s milk sourced from nearby farms in the Petite Nation, farm-raised meat (lamb and pork), and prepared foods. All products are made by hand, with an emphasis on quality and authenticity.

29 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 Notre-Dame St.
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0

ChocoMotive is an artisanal chocolate company that uses authentic know-how to make its products. Visit the chocolate shop, watch chocolate being made in the open workshop, and learn about chocolate around the world! ChocoMotive offers a traditional array of pralines and seasonal molded treats, as well as an assortment of organic and fair-trade chocolates made with local and Indigenous ingredients. ChocoMotive is a member of the international Economuseum network. Guided tours for groups of 12 or more available on request.

0.5 km
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.
392 Notre-Dame St.
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0

Delectable flavours and an inspiring menu based on fresh seasonal products are the hallmarks of a dining experience at Aux Chantignoles. The talented chefs are constantly creating new recipes inspired by local products and blending traditional and contemporary influences. Let the attentive staff guide you through a truly unforgettable culinary experience in the peaceful setting of this log cabin-style restaurant.