Chef Martin Fancher’s cuisine shows up on a variety of menus (à la carte, table d’hôte) at this elegant French restaurant. Must-tries include foie gras crème brûlée, sea scallop carpaccio and red deer osso bucco. The Wine Spectator award–winning list provides perfect pairings. auxtruffes.com; 819-681-4544
Try the Quebec duck foie gras at this fine-dining French restaurant.
Chef Martin Fancher’s cuisine shows up on a variety of menus (a la carte, table d’hote) at this elegant French restaurant. Must-tries include foie gras crème brulee, sea scallop carpaccio and red deer osso bucco. The Wine Spectator award-winning list provides perfect pairings. Mont Tremblant, Quebec | 819.681.4544 | auxtruffes.com
For girl-meets-boy skiing, there was no better place than Quebec’s Gray Rocks.
If you were single, the ingredients of a successful ski trip for generations of skiers were a big lodge with communal dining, a bar that was open past midnight, talented ski instructors, dancing, good-looking girls and handsome fellas...and, oh yeah, reliable snow. For years, no resort fused these qualities better than Gray Rocks, in Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains. It succeeded even though its 620-foot vertical was dwarfed by nearby Mount Tremblant’s 2,000 feet.
This Eastern Canadian crowd-pleaser has added a second base village—with another still to come.
Published in SKI's December 2009 issue
The monsters I’ve created—twin 15-year-old daddy’s girls—are getting pretty hard to impress. It’s not their fault: I’ve dragged them to nearly every resort in the East, where they’ve stayed in the nicest hotels and dined in the best restaurants. Still, I can’t help wanting them to enjoy our family ski trips. So this year we’re heading further afield: Mont Tremblant.