Le Petit Tastet: A Gourmet Guide to Charlevoix
Ah, Charlevoix! Just the name is an invitation to wonderful discoveries. Visitors have always come here, drawn by the region’s many charms and its dazzling landscapes. Over time, life in Charlevoix has asserted itself, with a dynamic and growing population.
Always curious to discover what lies behind first impressions and eager to share our findings with you, we have explored the various sectors of Charlevoix and have brought back plenty to fill the pages of this guide.
Indeed, in Charlevoix, there are so many beautiful and good things that it has been easy to prepare these highlights, kind of invitations to share happiness. With exceptional skill and impressive enthusiasm, producers, chefs, and artisans offer the best of what is done in their respective fields of activities, and from Petite-Rivière-Saint-François to Baie-Sainte-Catherine, one encounters pleasant surprises and astonishing discoveries. We are also pleasantly surprised by the spirit of collaboration and mutual aid that prevails among the various participants in the local economy, regardless of the field.
Ferme Éboulmontaise, Cidrerie et Vergers Pedneault, Famille Migneron de Charlevoix, Les Jardins du Centre, Safran Nordique, Champignons Charlevoix, or Truffe Charlevoix, from one end of Charlevoix to the other, the producers captivate.
In dining and hospitality, beyond the longstanding classics that have attracted people here for decades, such as Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu or Auberge-Bistro Chez Truchon, very talented newcomers have enriched the palette of invitations. And beyond the major historical attractions that are La Malbaie or Baie-Saint-Paul, many establishments grab attention with tasty dishes, such as Le Sainti in the discreet municipality of Saint-Irénée or the Camp Boule buvette de montagne in the Petite-Rivière-Saint-François area, situated at the top of the Massif de Charlevoix.
Everywhere, we felt a spirit of collaboration, innovation, creation, and sharing to offer visitors the best of Charlevoix. And everywhere, restaurateurs, farmers, producers, artists, and artisans spoke with an uncommon fervor — and we, in turn, are telling you — about the importance and respect for the land.
We have no doubt that, in turn, you will fall under the charm of all the gourmet and other discoveries mentioned in the guide.
Written by Jean-Philippe Tastet
Photography by David Badiane, Mikael Lebleu