WILL TRAVEL FOR FOOD
La Cabane (Old Montreal sugar shack)

When I heard that the team from Les 400 coups, one of my favourite restaurants in town was behind the menu of La Cabane this year, I couldn’t contain my excitement! La Cabane is an urban sugar shack set up in Old Montreal for the second year now. I was looking forward to going since I hadn’t had the chance to go last year. I was also looking forward to trying the menu created by Marc-André Jetté and Patrice Demers and seeing how they would reinterpret the traditional sugar shack fare. For those of you who don’t live in Quebec, sugar shacking takes place in the spring during maple harvesting season. Traditional sugar shack serve an all-you-can-eat cornucopia of maple drowned dishes usually involving a lot of fat in a very rustic decor. This “urban” sugar shack however is more like my cup of tea. The decor, a creation by komotion with works from Monde Ruelle artists is absolutely amazing and full of rustic reminders of a “real” cabane à sucre.

I leave you now with a few images of that evening. If you’re planning on going, hurry up because it’s only on until April 15. Don’t forget to book your table, all the info is below. Oh and grab me one of those maple financiers, they were fantastic! :)


Wapiti terrine with maple-marinated beets, chicken liver mousse with maple, mimosa eggs with maple flakes


Butternut squash soup, salmon confit in duck fat, cipollinis onions marinated in maple


Maple turkey cooked sous-vide, braise leg stew, coco beans, carrots and pork rinds (a very traditional sugar shack fare)


Chocolate, maple and Maldon salt pot de crème, maple ice cream sandwiches, maple financiers


Maple meringues cooked in liquid nitrogen

La Cabane

From March 10 to April 15 2011

Price per person: $55 (+ taxes and tip)
Kids under 12: $15 (+ taxes and tip)

By reservation only
info@lacabane.ca
514 444 4383

Scena, the Jacques Cartier Pavilion, Old Montreal
Wednesday-Saturday 6pm
Sunday 11:30am