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

La Balade Gourmande

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On September 30, October 1, 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., join us for La Balade Gourmande. This gourmet event, the largest open-air market in Quebec, features 6 signposted circuits, 42 producers’ sites, 8 markets (125 agri-food and artisan exhibitors), plus attractions, restaurant meals and accommodation packages.
Along the fall-coloured routes, visitors are invited to meet passionate agri-food producers and processors and sample their succulent, quality products.
Bring your reusable bags and coolers for a taste of La Balade Gourmande. (Website available in French only)

Gourmet delights

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The change of season brings not only a wind of freshness, but also a wind of change to our plates! Epicureans, you are invited to visit the Laurentians and meet the region’s passionate restaurateurs, who will welcome you with open arms! Whether you’re looking for a 5-star dining experience, a visit to a vineyard with a cheese tasting or a day of apple or pumpkin picking, you won’t be disappointed! Take advantage of your stay to visit the Chemin du Terroir and discover a wide range of local gourmet businesses in the enchanting setting that autumn brings to the Laurentians.

A taste of the Islands

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The Pied-de-Vent cheese factory, located in the enchanting setting of Havre-aux-Maisons, is the third ECONOMUSÉE to open its doors in the Magdalen Islands. Its artisans, Jérémie and Lucie Arseneau, offer you, in addition to their famous Pied-de-Vent cheese, the Tomme des Demoiselles and the Jeune-Coeur. These cheeses are made from whole raw milk, without chemical additives, from a single dairy herd fed on the islands’ terroir. The cows are the real stars there. Take the tour to learn the secrets of making these authentic, organic products.

Savour Charlevoix’s exceptional terroir

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Charlevoix is serving up exceptional food tourism adventures this summer, so get ready to indulge in its mouth-watering aromas and exquisite flavours all season long. With its famous Flavour Trail, rich terroir, and passionate chefs and producers, the region will tantalize your taste buds in the most delicious way. Indulge in a meal prepared by award-winning restaurateurs and taste the difference high-quality ingredients from the land and sea bring to locally made products.

Get a taste of Huron-Wendat culture at Sagamité Restaurant

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In the heart of Old Québec City, Sagamité Restaurant offers a gourmet experience combining ancestral traditions and local ingredients in a decor mixing Indigenous art and history. The restaurant takes its name from an authentic Huron-Wendat dish, the sagamité soup, which consists of corn, squash and beans, nicknamed the “three sisters.” The menu has other delicious surprises, including Yatista, a flambéed meat potence, this restaurant’s specialty. A culture and food enthusiast’s favourite, this restaurant is the place to go for a taste of Indigenous gastronomy.

Pick your own seasonal produce in Lanaudière

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A fun and popular fall activity in Lanaudière is picking your own squash, pumpkins, apples, flowers or table grapes. Many farms and orchards open their fields to visitors. You’ll find hundreds of varieties of squash, juicy red, blue and green grapes, and all sorts of delicious apples. Pick a bouquet of sunflowers or lose yourself for a while in the giant maze at Ferme Guy Rivest. Plan your itinerary based on your preferences—it’s a great way to discover what the area has to offer.

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