Apples, buckwheat and cranberries
The French have an expression that basically says "once the wine is corked, it must be drunk."
It's a saying that reminds us of the only thing to do with this nectar of the gods! We can say the same about the delicious ice cider, a product made from apples whose harvest ushers in the colours of fall. Buckwheat, a grain introduced to Québec by the Bretons, is the key ingredient of numerous sweet and salty culinary delights, and its flower makes a very flavourful honey. Furthermore, the famous traditional buckwheat pancake, spread with butter and molasses, is a delicacy nobody can get enough of. Red cranberries have earned a stellar reputation thanks to their antioxidant properties. Come and try all these products, prepared in a variety of ways, at the many fall festivals organized in their honour!The kingdom of Bacchus
On weekends from August 30 to September 7
, the Fête des vendanges
is a gourmet's delight—a grape harvest festival where wines and local food specialties pair beautifully. The Eastern Townships celebrate in style!
Apple of my eye
In the Montérégie region, from September 6 to October 13, the town of Rougemont presents Les week-ends gourmands de Rougemont, featuring none other than the apple! This is a superb opportunity to savour foods made with this tangy and forbidden fruit, nothing less than the origin of mankind’s sin… You’ll definitely succumb to the temptation!
The renowned pancake
From October 3 to 7
, performances and tastings of local products—including the famous buckwheat pancake—a parade and the crowning of a queen in a warm, friendly atmosphere will take place at the picturesque Festival de la galette de sarrasin
de Louiseville, in the Mauricie region.
An abundant harvest
The cranberry is crowned the queen of Saint-Louis-de-Blandford! From September 24 to October 19
, come discover this little red berry, also known by Québecers as atoca
, at the Centre d’interprétation de la canneberge
(cranberry interpretation centre).