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A group from my workplace is looking for a cabane à sucre with the following criteria:

1) Not too far from Montreal. 1.5 hour drive from downtown max assuming low traffic.
2) Has an evening service on Saturdays.
3) Allows you to bring beer.
4) Has music or something more than just a table with food.

and

5) Has great, traditional cabane à sucre food, of course!

I would appreciate ANY suggestions that sound close to this description!

Thanks!

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  1. Has anyone heard anything about la Sucrerie Des Gallant?

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    1. re: The Chemist

      I went there last year and I really didn't like it. Food is served buffet-style and since a big group had just finished eating when we arrived, they didn't bother replenish the buffet for us, so some items were cold, others were just missing. And I didn't like the seasoning they use in their tourtiere. None of us would go back...

      1. re: The Chemist

        We went there two years ago and thought it was great. My wife hated pea soup until she tried theirs. We went on a day when it wasn't crowded and everything was fresh and hot. We were thinking of going back this year. There weren't as many activities for the kids as in other places we've been to but the food was worth it for us.

      2. You can do a search here... the monteregie region has alot of options, but I haven't tried any.

        http://www.cabaneasucre.org/

        1. One of the best in the area..La Goudrelle in Mont St-Gregoire..

          http://www.goudrelle.com/

          1. Not sure if you can bring your own beer however.

            1. For what it's worth, La Presse had their annual article with suggestions recently:

              http://www.cyberpresse.ca/voyage/dest...

              and if you do a search on these board, I remember there was a similar thread last year, (including a link to a similar article from La Presse). You should get more suggestions this way

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              1. re: sweettoothMTL

                Thanks to you and everyone else for replies. We ended up booking la Sucrerie Des Gallant. Hopefully it turns out better than some people are saying.

                1. re: The Chemist

                  I was just at Sucrerie Des Gallant this past weekend and it was very good. Buffet was replenished very frequently, everything was tasty and fresh. Many folks in our group were particularly enamoured with the scrumptious bread pudding and tourtiere. And I was amazed to see some salad options to counter-balance the heavy stuff. Nice homemade dressing, too. Less industrial-scale than other cabane a sucres I've been to, which was also enjoyable - no huge lines, and more restaurant-style, i.e. you pay after you eat and there are no tickets to contend with.