Few weeks ago, Ryan, Laurie and Lucas, we went to our very first traditional Québecois sugar shack. Quebec winters can be long and harsh. The light at the end of the snow-filled tunnel, for many, comes in the form of maple syrup, or more precisely, a sugar shack feast.
It seems to be a very unique Cabane à Sucre culture here in Quebec. Everybody is talking about it and it’s almost a shame to not go.
Traditional cabanes à sucre (sugar shacks) are found in the country, amidst the forests of maple trees and you have to wait Mid-March to be able to go. The season is over when temperatures are above 0 for at least 24 hours. The food is super rich but simple, we could call this « single » menu « Bonne franquette » with typical Quebecois word: oreilles de criss or gâteau au sucre.
It was really nice to experience an authentic Cabane à Sucre Québecoise with friends!