I spent a few days in rural Quebec this summer staying with my friend Rockchick and her boyfriend Rockguy, and their cats — we mustn’t forget them. We were all off to the country wedding of some great friends of ours (and what a wedding it was! But that’s another story).
Here’s a little taster of rural Quebec in August. And, yes, you do want to go there.
A jaunt to Hudson. Lots of mooching around shops and flea markets. :-)
And lunch at the Willow Inn, with a view over the Lake of Two Mountains to Oka.
Vintage car rally in a parking lot we stumbled upon in St. Lazare (oh, my brother Carguy would’ve given an arm and a leg to be there).
August is corn season. You can buy it at roadside stalls in front of farms all over the countryside. There’s nothing like eating corn that’s been picked that morning. It’s enough to get me back to Quebec every August.
A walk in the woods in St. Lazare.
The wedding was at a fantastic sugar shack restaurant in the countryside called Le Pied de Cochon. The theme was lumberjack chic. Well, it would be wouldn’t it? Oh, and the food was AMAZING.
Maple cream profiterole tower drizzled with maple caramel. Lit with sparklers. For the wedding cake. Oh my, oh my.
There was a garden party the next day. The orchestra were music student buskers my friends found on the streets of Montreal and the food was catered by the good people of Le Pied de Cochon.
Being as the venue was on a river, some of the guests arrived Canadian style.
Oh, and I mustn’t forget the cats.