Site Visit at Sucrerie de la Montagne
Jordan and I drove out to Sucrerie de la Montagne in Rigaud, Quebec for a site visit with one of our wonderful 2018 couples. Sucrerie de la Montagne is an authentic sugar shack open year-round. It is a Québec Heritage site located in a 120-acre forest of century-old maples atop Mont Rigaud, west of Montréal. We were in love as soon as we walked up and saw the axe-throwing area (which we'll be doing during this couple's cocktail hour!!)
Pierre Foucher and his son Stefan both introduced themselves to us throughout our visit and we were treated to the most delicious private meal in front of a warm fire in the hall. The four of us feasted on pea soup, crusty bread, maple-smoked ham, wood-fired baked beans, omelette soufflé, country-style sausages, traditional meatball stew, crispy-fried pork rinds, mashed potatoes, meat pie from Québec’s Beauce region, and homemade fruit ketchup & pickles. When we told Stefan that we were too full for dessert, he brought out a few glasses of their homemade maple whisky to try and gave us two full-sized sugar pies to take home and enjoy. We were thrilled and stuffed! They were so generous and it's clear that family and tradition are incredibly important to this venue.
Thank you for a wonderful day, Genevieve & Jason and Sucrerie de la Montagne! And thank you Jordan for coming with me on this little road trip and taking a few pictures of me :)