Sugar Shacking!

A weekend or two ago, I visited my first Sugar Shack (or cabane a sucre). I always heard about this Quebecois tradition, but never quite managed to make the time to experience it for myself. So I and a few friends (and half of Montreal, it seemed! It was crowded.) went to Sucrerie de la Montagne in Regaud, Quebec on a bright, coolish, spring Sunday afternoon. What was the experience like? Photos and brief commentary below.

Below: Outside the main building where the banquet halls are to eat are located.

Below: Buckets on trees. Note. Snow on ground and noooo leaves. Arg!

Below: Things you do while waiting to eat…

Below: Inside the main banquet hall you….

Below: The main course…

Below: After all the maple sugar-laden food, wine & song, life looked like this…

Just kidding. : ) A fun time was had by all. I cut loose and played the wooden spoons. A lot. Must have been the maple wine (was it maple…? Everything was MAPLE!).

3 Responses to Sugar Shacking!
  1. Jazz
    April 13, 2011 | 2:01 pm
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    I hate sugar shacks. I can be convinced to go maybe once every 10 years or so… I’m a bad quebecer I am.

  2. paula
    April 13, 2011 | 6:25 pm
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    Jazz: “Hate” is a strong word, but I getcha. “Hate” it like winter; “Hate it like the frigid cold temps here for 5 months. I don’t think I’d make it a habit myself, but I had a good time…Just kinda let myself go and do that. I can at least say I did it…Once.

  3. Jannie
    April 21, 2011 | 11:05 am
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    the food looks amazing!!!