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As a highly excellent gourmet destination, the Eastern Townships is home to several exceptional restaurants. Here are 7 restaurants where the menus will tantalize your taste buds. Exceptional taste experiences guaranteed.
Auguste is a bistro-type restaurant open for lunch and dinner. It is located right in downtown Sherbrooke. Here, they offer refined dishes, local cuts of meat and tables d’hôte with terroir flavours. All this, set within a rustic-chic decor and a friendly ambiance. You can even see the chefs at work in the restaurant’s open concept kitchen.
You must absolutely try: The upside down poutine, the veal liver and the pudding chômeur
The chef at Le Hatley, Francis Wolf, has developed an amazing concept: seven different cuisines, all evolving with the seasons and placing terroir products at the forefront of the restaurant offer. In summer, dishes are garnished with Quebec aquatic plants such as sea asparagus, sea spinach and fresh sea weeds. With its exceptional wine list, its view overlooking lake Massawippi, the English garden of the Manoir and its colourful plates, it is simply not-to-be-missed in the Eastern Townships.
You must absolutely try: Everything! This is why we suggest the discovery menu. It’s a delicious way to sample all the different flavours offered here.
In the streets of the town of Danville, you’ll find a charming, renovated little chapel, transformed into a restaurant. Le Temps des Cerises has been excelling in the preparation of refined dishes since 1987. Patrick and Martine Satre, the two artisans behind this delightful masterpiece, were among the first to value the notion of buying locally. Therefore, in each plate you’ll find products from the four corners of the Townships. Just looking at their menu will make your mouth water…
You must absolutely try: The roasted lamb loin and the Highland beef tartare.
The Ripplecove’s Le Riverain restaurant will charm you with its magnificent view overlooking Lake Massawippi and its innovative terroir flavoured menu, created by Chef Joris Larigaldi. Its elegant decor and its exceptional service make the Riverain the perfect place for a unique and succulent outing. All this within the magical Ayer’s Cliff setting. Bon Appetit!
You must absolutely try: The House smoked salmon, the fois gras and the filet mignon.
Chef Charles-Emmanuel Pariseau invites you to come savour gourmet dishes, superior quality cuts of meat, and fresh O’Chevreuil oysters. In Sherbrooke, this restaurant offers you a varied menu honouring the beautiful Eastern Townships region. From the vegetarian platter to the beef burger, there’s a dish to satisfy any taste.
You must absolutely try: The beef tartare, the tuna poke bowl and the grilled mix for two.
Le Cellier du Roi par Jérôme Ferrer is considered as one of the gastronomical references in the Eastern Townships. Here you are offered a divine cuisine to enjoy in an enchanting setting with a view of the Royal Bromont golf course, and the region's mountains in the background. It is the place of choice to eat a meal filled with rich flavours in a natural and appeasing environment. Jérôme Ferrer, the renowned French chef, uses regional products adding a little French gastronomically inspired touch.
You must absolutely try: the house gnocchi, the risotto and the braised veal cheeks.
La table à Mo, is a magnificent terrace in the heart of Granby with spectacular dishes and a friendly ambiance. If the plates of the Table à Mo are so pleasing to the eye, imagine how delicious they must be! The owner and chef, Moreno Tomei, has opted for a generous, savoury and high-quality cuisine to please your taste buds. There, the entire menu is a pure delight.
You must absolutely try: The homemade blood sausage and the lamb shanks.