The 2013 Maple Gourmet Road: 100 Maple Masters showcase their talent for local and visiting gourmets alike

Pierre Résimont ambassador Maple Gourmet Road 2013 and chef of the restaurant l'Eau Vive in Belgium. (CNW Group/FEDERATION OF QUEBEC MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCERS)

LONGUEUIL, QC, Feb. 6, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers (FPAQ) is pleased to present the 100 Maple Masters who will line the Maple Gourmet Road in 2013. Of these, 10 are new to the exclusive club this year. Coming from all four corners of Quebec and accredited by the Federation, the Maple Masters are known for their original and inventive use of maple products all year round.

Their delicious creations can be found in restaurants, cafés and bistros, pastry shops and bakeries, ice cream shops, chocolatiers and candy makers, delicatessens, hotels and inns, caterers and fine food stores. These establishments can be identified by the Maple Master's distinctive logo: an amber drop that draws its inspiration from the little decorative touch that culinary artists add when plating their dishes.

The new Maple Masters for this year are:

Bistro Kapzak, Sherbrooke, Eastern Townships
Auberge L'Estampilles, Baie-Saint-Paul, Charlevoix
Auberge restaurant Chez Octave, Montmagny, Chaudière-Appalaches
La Table du Junior, Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, Chaudière-Appalaches
Le Vieux Grenier, Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, Chaudière-Appalaches
Praline et Caramel, Saint-Eustache, Laurentides
Hostellerie Rive Gauche, Beloeil, Montérégie
Restaurant SENS, Hôtel Mortagne, Boucherville, Montérégie
Maison Boulud, Montreal
La Tanière, Quebec

An esteemed ambassador for the Maple Gourmet Road
Since 2008, the Maple Gourmet Road has been proud to rely on prestigious ambassadors to promote our products abroad as well as at home. This year, Pierre Résimont, chef of the two-starred L'Eau Vive restaurant in Namur, Belgium, joins his predecessors: Roland Del Monte (2008), pastry chef, chocolatier and ice cream maker from the Cote d'Azur, now based in Montreal; Joseph Viola (2009), chef from Lyon; Phillipe Bernachon (2010), chocolatier from Lyon; Stéphan Bernhard, chef of Le Jardin de France in Baden-Baden, Germany (2011); and Armand Arnal, chef of La Chassagnette in the Carmargue, France (2012).

About the Maple Masters
To meet the Maple Masters, the FPAQ invites maple lovers to visit maplegourmetroad.ca. The 100 Maple Masters are categorized by region. Each of them has an individual page where they have shared memories and tips involving maple. You can also watch select video interviews and try out some of their delicious recipes.

The Maple Masters' culinary creations can be found in the Maple Gourmet Road leaflet. This leaflet is available from all participants of the 2013 Maple Gourmet Road as well as from Quebec and Montreal Tourist Information Centres. Download a copy at maplegourmetroad.ca or receive a hard copy by calling 450 679-7021.

Furthermore, participating establishments of the Maple Gourmet Road that also feature in the Guide Restos Voir are easily recognized by the official Maple Masters logo, which can be found next to their description in the guide.

About the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers
The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers was founded in 1966 with the mission of defending and promoting the economic, social and moral interests of its 7,400 maple businesses. These men and women are working together to collectively market their products. The quality of their work and their products has made Quebec the producer of close to 80% of today's global maple syrup output.

Image with caption: "Pierre Résimont ambassador Maple Gourmet Road 2013 and chef of the restaurant l'Eau Vive in Belgium. (CNW Group/FEDERATION OF QUEBEC MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCERS)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130206_C3399_PHOTO_EN_23356.jpg

SOURCE: FEDERATION OF QUEBEC MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCERS

For further information:

Micheline Vallée
514 344-9528
mimivallee@videotron.ca