Auberge des Gallant
Hilton Garden Inn Montréal Centre Ville
L’Hostellerie des Trois Tilleuis
Montréal Marriott Château Champlain
Rates vary by season and room amenities. Seasonal specials and packages may be available.
- Pork filet with maple syrup and star anise at Auberge des Gallant. Photo by Marie-Chantal Lepage
Auberge des Gallant
This upscale restaurant located in Ste-Marthe utilizes maple syrup in every dish served, from butternut squash soup to pork filet to maple crème brûlée—but that doesn’t mean everything is sickly sweet. The chef expertly uses maple syrup to add a complex layer of flavor to every dish, thus showcasing the maple syrup that’s produced on site. Every bite leads to wanting more.
Cocagne Bistro Orgueilleux
The chefs at this contemporary bistro in Montréal expertly transform regional ingredients into upscale cuisine with a strong French influence. Dishes ordered with the intent to share may lead to dueling forks.
Maison des Cultures Amérindiennes
Billed as “a museum you can savor,” this American Indian Museum is located in Mont-Saint-Hilaire on a mountain that’s a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Seasonal exhibitions here include meals that showcase native ingredients like maple syrup, corn and pumpkin. A visit here is a tasty way to learn about food and culture.
The McCord Café
This casual eatery tucked inside the McCord Museum in Montréal is a cozy place to enjoy high-quality coffee or tea, a snack or lunch.
Restaurant Le Jozéphil
Located on the shore of the Richelieu River in Beloeil, this fine dining establishment is housed in a renovated 19th Century house. Chef/Owner Philippe Hamelin produces elegant dishes that rival the breathtaking views. The French-influenced cuisine showcases seasonal regional fare.
Sucrerie de la Montagne
“I like tradition and to preserve tradition,” says Pierre Faucher, proprietor of this heritage sugar shack located in a 120-acre maple forest in Rigaud. Visit here to gain insight into traditional maple syrup production, learn about Québec folklore, taste maple taffy and enjoy musical entertainment. Best of all, enjoy an all-you-can-eat feast that’s served family style and features dishes like pea soup, bacon, ham, baked beans, meatballs, sausage, baked potatoes, sugar pie and more.
For between-meal sips and snacks these places are worthy of any foodie’s attention:
Canadian Maple Delights
Savor pastries made with maple syrup and purchase premium maple products in this Montréal specialty shop. The maple museum housed in the lower level provides insights into maple syrup production, traditions and health benefits.
Cidrerie Michel Jodoin
This cider house in Rougemont, which is in Québec’s Montérègie region, has been farming apples for 100 years and producing cider since 1988. Outside the U.S., “cider” is understood to be an alcoholic drink and a few sips at Michel Jodoin’s proves that it can be as tasty, complex and worthy of attention as wine.
Billed as the largest farmer’s market in North America, this Montréal treasure combines grocery shopping with quaint shops and neighborhood eateries. Be sure to stop by Havre aux Glaces for a scoop of maple gelato and Première Moisson for whichever breads and pastries tempt you.
La Cabosse d’or
A chocolate lover’s dream, this shop located in Otterburn Park specializes in Belgian chocolates made without preservatives from top quality ingredients. Indulge in confections, pastries, ice creams and hot chocolate or coffee drinks.