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Mar 16, 2014 12:18 PM

Sugar shack

I would have loved to go to "Au pied caching" for a sugaring off but of course they are fully booked for the season. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where to go for a really fantastic sugaring off meal??

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  1. In the city, Sparrow is doing some sugar-shack style brunches again this year, starting next weekend. Had it last year and it was very good, but not innovative, just high-quality traditional fare. I remember it seemed pricy at $30+tax/tip, but probably still cheaper than a drive out to the country.

    Info on Sparrow's Facebook page:

    There's also a Laurent Godbout pop-up in Old Montreal where you can probably expect something a little fancier. Details here:

    1. I'm not certain I would use the adjective "fantastic" to describe the food at any Cabane a Sucre. But these are more in line with the style of the Cabane a Sucre Au Pied de Cochon

      La Tablée des Pionniers, 1357 rue St-Faustin, Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré
      Les Éclusiers par Apollo, 400 rue de la Commune Ouest

      1. I heard good things about La Branche, but can't vouch for them personally.
        They're not too far, near St. Remi, south of the city.

        1. A sugar shack was featured in the Gazette last year, that was defined as authentic. I think it is in the St. Lazare area, cannot seem to find the link. You might try this one, but I have not been there:

          I have been to Sucrerie de la Montagne in Rigaud, I did not care for it, and found it very expensive. I will look for my newspaper clippings to see if i can find the name of the one featured in the Gazette.

          1. Sorry my geography is lacking, are any near St Zenon, at least by sled? years ago we ate lunch......