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The Distilleries of Eastern Québec: Discover the Soul of Our Regions Through their Spirits!

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Several new distilleries have been established in the maritime regions of Québec over the last few years, all operated by passionate people who want to showcase local ingredients in their products. Are you interested in visiting our eight distilleries to discover Eastern Québec with your taste buds? Here’s an overview of what awaits you at these sites.

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Off the Coast of the Îles de la Madeleine… A Sea of Flavours!

   |   By Diane Drapeau

Located in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Îles de la Madeleine are a string of islands linked by sand dunes featuring red sandstone cliffs illuminated by the setting sun and colourful houses and fishing harbours that contrast with the blue of the sea and sky... Out at sea, fishermen haul in their catches, which are then transformed into culinary delights by local food artisans and chefs.

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Off the Coast of Côte-Nord… A Sea of Flavours!

   |   By Diane Drapeau

Côte-Nord borders the majestic St. Lawrence for over 1300 km along the coast as it widens from the estuary into the gulf. Sometimes under the moonlight during a spring tide, you’ll be amazed to see a shoal of capelin rolling in on the waves to spawn. This incredible scene illustrates the richness of the St. Lawrence in this region and provides an example of the many gourmet treasures found here.

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Off the Coast of Gaspésie… A Sea of Flavours!

   |   By Diane Drapeau

Surrounded by the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence and bordered to the south by magnificent Chaleur Bay, Gaspésie is one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Originating from the Mi’gmaq word Gespeg, which means “land’s end,” Gaspésie is a vast peninsula at the edge of the world that also offers a cornucopia of culinary delights to discover!

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Off the Coast of Bas-Saint-Laurent… A Sea of Flavours!

   |   By Diane Drapeau

Locals say: “This side is the sea!” And they’re quite right: the St. Lawrence Estuary, with its persistent tides and briny air, where the sun sets in dazzling displays of blushing pinks and blues, offers all the splendours of the sea. A sea whose salty waters abound with culinary treasures!

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Savour the Unique Flavours of Gaspésie

   |   By Julie Aubé

Between sea breezes and wild forests, remote mountains and lively fishing harbours, cultivated fields and colourful villages, Gaspésie is home to a wide variety of landscapes that provide a wide range of locally grown and locally produced food.

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Savour the Unique Flavours of Côte-Nord

   |   By Julie Aubé

Côte-Nord is a land of nature beyond measure where you’ll find endless wild beaches, legendary archipelagos featuring rocks shaped by the sea, mighty rivers, peat bogs, whales and birds as well as the boreal forest and the taiga… wide-open spaces filled with fresh air and unique flavours to discover!

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Savour the Unique Flavours of Bas-Saint-Laurent

   |   By Julie Aubé

The capital of spectacular sunsets, Bas-Saint-Laurent is not only home to beautiful landscapes that will awaken your senses and imagination: its unforgettable flavours are sure to delight your taste buds and create amazing foodie memories.

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