The 2012 Maple Gourmet Road: Showcasing the talent of 100 Maple Masters

MONTREAL, Feb. 8, 2012 /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 2012. Of these, 17 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, charcuterie shops, hotels and inns, caterers and fine food shops. Their establishments can be identified by the Maple Master's distinctive logo: an amber drop inspired by the decorative touch culinary artists add when plating their dishes.

The new Maple Masters for this year are:

À chacun son pain, Charlevoix Le Portobello traiteur créatif, Quebec
Auberge Aux Quatre délices, Quebec Le St-Honoré, Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Auberge du Chemin Faisant, Bas-Saint-Laurent Les Gourmandises du Roi, Sorel-Tracy
Bar Bistro l'Entracte, Abitibi-Témiscamingue L'Escabèche, Montérégie
Bistro l'Ardoise, Bas-Saint-Laurent Marius et Fanny, Laval
Bistro La Vieille Garde, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Restaurant L'Eau à la Bouche, Laurentides
Épicerie aux saveurs folles, Abitibi-Témiscamingue Robert Alexis Traiteur, Montreal
Épicerie Latina, Montreal Restaurant Chez ma Grosse Truie Chérie, Montreal
  Tryp Québec Hôtel Pur, Quebec

An esteemed ambassador for the Maple Gourmet Road

Since 2008, the Maple Gourmet Road has been proud to count on its prestigious ambassadors to promote our products abroad as well as at home. This year Armand Arnal, chef of La Chassagnette in the Camargue of southern France, 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; and Stéphan Bernhard, chef of Le Jardin de France in Baden-Baden, Germany (2011).

About the Maple Masters

To meet the Maple Masters, the FPAQ invites maple lovers to visit www.laroutedelerable.ca. The 100 Maple Masters are categorized by region. There you will find an individual page for each of them (artisans and businesses) and select video interviews, as well as some of their delicious recipes.

A Maple Gourmet Road brochure is also available at all the establishments on the 2012 Road as well as at the Quebec City and Montreal Tourist Information Centres. Download a copy at www.laroutedelerable.ca or receive a hard copy by calling 450 679-7021.

Now participating establishments of the Maple Gourmet Road also featured 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 FPAQ

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.

Liste des Créatifs de l'érable 2012

Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Bar Bistro L'Entracte, Val-d'Or
Épicerie Aux Saveurs Folles, Rouyn-Noranda
Le Saint-Honoré, Rouyn-Noranda
Les Chocolats Martine, Ville-Marie

Bas-Saint-Laurent
Auberge du Chemin Faisant, Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac
Bistro L'Ardoise, Rimouski
Domaine Acer, Auclair

Cantons-de-l'Est
Auguste Restaurant, Sherbrooke
Cabane du Pic Bois, Brigham
Domaine Pinnacle, Frelighsburg
Restaurant Le Temps des Cerises, Danville

Centre-du-Québec
Auberge Godefroy, Bécancour
Manoir du lac William, Saint-Ferdinand
Restaurant Le Laurier, Hôtel Le Victorin, Victoriaville

Charlevoix
À chacun son pain, Baie-Saint-Paul
Les Viandes biologiques de Charlevoix, Saint-Urbain
Restaurant Mouton Noir, Baie-Saint-Paul

Chaudière-Appalaches
Auberge des Glacis, Saint-Eugène-de-l'Islet
Boulangerie Sibuet, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli
Le Manoir Lac Etchemin, Lac-Etchemin
Manoir des Érables, Montmagny

Duplessis
Auberge Port-Menier, L'Île-d'Anticosti

Gaspésie
Auberge Gîte du Mont-Albert, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts
Fumoir Monsieur Émile, Percé
Restaurant La Maison du Pêcheur, Percé

Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Boutique artisanale et Café-restaurant La Fleur de Sable, Île du Havre-Aubert
Domaine du Vieux Couvent, Île du Havre-aux-Maisons

Lanaudière
La Distinction, Joliette
Restaurant Le Dialogue, Saint-Jean-de-Matha
Restaurant Le Prieuré, L'Assomption
Vinerie de Kildare, Joliette

Laurentides
Boulangerie Pagé et Les Moulins La Fayette, Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts Épicerie-traiteur Chez Bernard, Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts
Pâtisserie Dagobert, Boisbriand
Restaurant Au Petit Poucet, Val-David
Restaurant L'Eau à la Bouche, Sainte-Adèle
Table champêtre La Conclusion, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines

Laval
Chocolune, boul. Sainte-Rose
Les Menus-Plaisirs Restaurant et Auberge, boul. Sainte-Rose
Marius et Fanny, boul. Samson

Mauricie
Auberge Le Baluchon, Saint-Paulin
Boucherie Fouquet Morel, Trois-Rivières
Chez Jacob, Saint-Tite

Montérégie
Auberge des Gallant, restaurant et spa, Sainte-Marthe
Bistro Louis XIV aurait aimé…, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
Chez Noeser, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Christophe Morel Chocolatier, Boucherville
L'Escabèche, Saint-Hyacinthe
L'heure du thé, Saint-Hyacinthe
Garde-Manger de François, Chambly
Le Tire-Bouchon, Boucherville
Magasin Général Upton, Upton
Ô Gâteries, Longueuil
Pâtisserie Gourmandises du Roi, Sorel-Tracy
Pâtisserie Rolland, Longueuil 
Saucisserie William J. Walter, Saint-Hyacinthe
SURO, Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle

Montréal
Auberge Saint-Gabriel, rue Saint-Gabriel
AVOCADO Traiteur, av. Christophe-Colomb
Birks, Salon de thé, square Phillips
Bistro Cocagne, rue Saint-Denis
Bistro Le Valois, Place Simon-Valois
Boulangerie Bassin B&B/Ken's Fruitcake, rue de Brébeuf
Boulangerie Première Moisson - 20 boutiques
Boutique Espace Europea, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Brit and Chips, rue McGill
Chez L'Épicier, rue Saint-Paul Est
Chocolats Privilège - Trois boutiques
Cornellier Traiteur, boul. Saint-Laurent
Épicerie Latina, rue Saint-Viateur Ouest
Havre-aux-Glaces, Le Marché Jean-Talon
La Maison des desserts Aux Gougères, av. Papineau
Le Point G, av. Mont-Royal Est
Le LAB, comptoir à cocktails, rue Rachel Est
Pâtisserie Anges Gourmets, boul. Saint-Laurent
Portus Calle, boul. Saint-Laurent
Restaurant Bon Blé Riz, boul. Saint-Laurent
Restaurant Carte Blanche, rue Ontario Est
Restaurant Chez ma Grosse Truie Chérie, rue Ontario Est
Restaurant Fourquet Fourchette, rue Saint-Antoine Ouest
Restaurant Le Piment Rouge, rue Peel
Restaurant Renoir, Hôtel Sofitel, rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Robert Alexis Traiteur, rue Wellington

Outaouais
Le Baccara, Casino du Lac-Leamy, Gatineau
Restaurant Le Panaché, Gatineau
Restaurant Aux Chantignoles, Fairmont Le Château Montebello, Montebello

Québec
Auberge Aux Quatre Délices, Neuville
Épicerie J. A. Moisan, rue Saint-Jean
Érico, rue Saint-Jean
Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations, Wendake
Les Délices de l'érable, rue Saint-Jean
Les Délices de l'Ile d'Orléans, Île d'Orléans
Microbrasserie de l'Île d'Orléans, Île d'Orléans
Le Portobello, traiteur créatif, Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury
Restaurant Initiale, rue Saint-Pierre
Restaurant Panache, Auberge Saint-Antoine, rue Saint-Antoine
Table, TRYP Québec Hôtel PUR, rue de la Couronne

Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean
Auberge des 21, Ville de La Baie
Auberge Les Deux Pignons, Petit-Saguenay
Bistro La Vieille Garde, Saguenay

Image with caption: "Armand Arnal, Philippe Mollé, Geneviève Béland, Serge Beaulieu. (CNW Group/FEDERATION OF QUEBEC MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCERS)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120208_C2286_PHOTO_EN_9804.jpg

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