I've been in Montreal for over 6 years now, and for some odd reason had never made my way to a sugar shack. This spring, it was time to remedy this and what better place to go than Martin Picard's sugar shack? For all of you readers in the Montreal ares (or those of you who have visited Montreal at some point in the last few years) you have probably made a stop at Pied de Cochon, the quintessential meat-lover paradise. Set in a casual but quaint setting, the restaurant serves generous portion of perfect comfort food from foie gras poutine to homemade boudin and duck in a can. Martin Picard's Sugar shack, located a short drive from downtown Montreal, was similarly full of charm, with a lovely wooden and warm interior, casual communal tables and large potions of food to be shared.
Sugar Shacks are a great way to experience Quebec food culture, with platefuls of maple-syrup infused foods, juicy meats, crispy pieces of pork, and more food than most dream of. Here are just some of what we enjoyed - it's been almost a week but I can still feel kind of full looking at these pictures!
Menu, top down, from left to right:
Sturgeon Omelette with Fork-Tender Pork Shoulder, Fried Pork Rind Salad with Cheddar and Ham, Meat Pie (Tourtiere), Cabbage Stuffed with Lobster, pork and Foie Gras, Maple Chicken with Beans, Maple Mille Feuille, Maple Taffy, Banana Split with Cotton Candy, Maple Ice Cream and Maple Pecans.