5à7 Slow – the 3rd week of every month
This is a monthy, casual get-together of fine eats with the goal of showcasing local producers, artisans and restaurateurs that are doing something good and slow (delicious and anti-fast food, ie. Quality and old school, hands on, sustainable, green and fair).
The most recent one (April 21st) was at la Cantine on Mont-Royal, a bistro-boutique. In collaboration with Slowfood Montreal and hosted by the charming Katerine-Lune Rollet, they held a soirée ‘Comme à la cabane à sucre’ which included six delicious little plates with a maple theme.
Some people were sitting, some standing, others mingling; every now and again, someone would get up and speak conference style. Bio-Délices presented their pure organic maple products, the Havre aux glaces contributed a maple sorbet and Intermiel was there with La Gelinotte, their maple eau de vie. The producers talked about their businesses, while guests devoured a tasting menu inflected with maple and these producers' offerings.
There was turnip soup with apple and maple, baked beans with maple and duck confit, maple glazed salmon with ‘oreilles de crisse’, ham and savoury bread pudding, a cheddar soufflé, pouding chomeur with caramel and fleur de sel.
All for 20$, 15$ for members – quite the bargain! Inventive cocktails and beer and wine were on offer for a supplement.
Look out for the next one, or better become a member and get regular updates about events.
212 Mont-Royal Est, Montreal, 514-750-9800, lacantine.ca
10291 La Fresnière, Mirabel, QC
450-258-2713 ou 1-800-265-MIEL, www.intermiel.com
999 rue Chritophe-Colomb, Thetford Mines, QC