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Jul 20, 2010 08:11 AM


We are going to be in Sutton fore the weekend of July 30,31, Which are the best restaurants in the area. We enjoy good local French cooking, atmosphere and wine lists are important.

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  1. Hi Jimw -
    I had a nice dinner at Nid de Poule in Dunham last Fall.

    They have a 5-course Table Gastronomique using prouce grown/raised on the farm. It was around 50$ per person ++. BYOW

    ("BYO Townships Wine" to complete the local experience.)

    Nid de Poule
    3260 10eme Rang
    Dunham J0E 1M0

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    1. re: BrentMTL

      Alphonse the owner of Nid de Poule is a great host and will spoil you.
      The restaurant is small with a couple of tables and on the first floor of his B & B
      I would make sure to RSVP

      As BrentMTL mentioned most of the ingredients come from his farm.

      He has some of the best Fois Gras and supllies many high end restaurants with it.
      The rack of lamb is the best I have ever tasted.

      At $50 plus being able to bring your own wine makes it one of the best deals I know.

    2. you should go to the swiss festival in Sutton, its the same weekend, there will be lots of swiss food available !!

      1. In Sutton the Bistro Beaux Lieux serves excellent modern French food, service is willing and friendly though not up to the standard of the food. Chef/owner Christian makes great use of local ingredients especially in the starters and the weekly changing table d'hote. Its very popular so reserve - the terrace is a little quieter as the small dining room can be very animated.
        A few minutes drive from Sutton is Il Duetto - beautifully located on a country road with a lovely, eclectic dining room. Excellent choice of Italian dishes including many uses of duck (a local speciality). Owner Sandro has put together a very interesting wine list many of which are private imports.
        For a casual meal I really like Tartin'Izza - great thin crust pizzas, short weekly table d'hote and terrific home made desserts.
        For a coffee or lunch try Le Cafetier or Tintorreto.
        Do not miss La Rumeur Affamée in the village for an outstanding selection of Quebec cheeses, charcuterie, baked goods etc
        I agree that you should try some local wines. Visit Domaine des Cotes d'Ardoise for a good and representative tasting which is free. The rose ice wine is very special and they have a wonderful scuplture exhiobition all through the vineyard. In general our climate is too cold for decent red wines but there are some nice rosés around. If you are here on a Sunday the tour and tasting at Chapelle Ste Agnes is really worth it for the site and their ice wines.

        Il Duetto
        227 Ch Elie, Sutton, QC J0E2K0, CA

        Bistro Beaux Lieux
        19 Rue Principale N, Sutton, QC J0E2K0, CA

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        1. re: Quebecgirl

          Thanks for the suggestions. I have already made reservatons at Bistro Beaux Lieux and will probabaly try Il Duetto on Sat night.
          Where do I get more info on the Swiss festival?

          Il Duetto
          227 Ch Elie, Sutton, QC J0E2K0, CA

          Bistro Beaux Lieux
          19 Rue Principale N, Sutton, QC J0E2K0, CA

          1. re: jimw

            > Where do I get more info on the Swiss festival?

            I Googled and found this info:

            Saturday, July 31, 2010
            "For the 34th year the Swiss Community will gather at Mont SUTTON to celebrate the Swiss national holiday. Open to all for a small entry fee, the day long celebration features Swiss music, folkloric events, foods and sports such as rifle shooting. Enjoy hiking the mountain and dancing in the evening. "

            "ENTRANCE FEE: $10 per person 15 years and older ($5 after 18:00)