Nancy Hinton specializes in cooking the wild foods harvested by her partner, François Brouillard.
Chef Nancy Hinton of Les Jardins Sauvages near St-Roch-de-l’Achigan is offering an unusual maple menu at her wild-foods restaurant from April 4 to 25. It’s a five-course feast each Saturday, beginning at 7 p.m. The price: $95. Bring your own wine. A cheese course is also available for an extra $20 for two people. If you can round up a group, she will also serve the menu Sundays at 1 p.m.
The maple-flavoured meal will include pea soup with maple sap, pork and salted wild herbs, venison with a sauce flavoured with Sortilege, the maple brandy liqueur, and maple butter on cattails, and a maple pie that will include berries and Coureur des Bois ice cream. For the complete menu, in English or French, visit jardinssauvages.com
Hinton, who specializes in cooking the wild foods harvested by her partner, François Brouillard, will also offer Sunday workshops on preparing wild plants and mushrooms, $125 for the class, beginning at 4 p.m. and including dinner at 7 p.m. on May 10 and 24, June 7 and 21, and July 5 and 19. Classes for up to 20 students are given in French; English questions are welcome.
The restaurant is a 45-minute drive northeast of Montreal. Take Highway 40 east to Exit 108, then follow Highway 341 north for 15 minutes. For information and to reserve: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 450-588-5125.