The Gourmet Route
Along the Gourmet Route in the greater Québec City area visitors can feast on local flavour in down-home settings.
The route, a real taste for the senses, is a network of fifty-odd agribusinesses, and many producers, processors, chefs, and grocers combine pleasure, passion, and know-how to conjure up one-of-a-kind experiences at maple groves, vineyards, cider mills, cheese factories, chocolate stores, veal farms, and more.
A true experience in agro tourism, the Gourmet Route is also a discovery network of traditional companies for the area of Quebec. The Gourmet Route's members welcome guests in true and genuine spots to enable travelers to see, listen to, taste, touch and feel the flavours and know-how of their art.
First at all, nestling between the St. Lawrence and the mountains, Portneuf's fertile shoreline, located between Trois-Rivieres and Quebec City, is the ideal place to grow fruits, vegetables, and a unique sweet corn that is the pride of producers and delights corn lovers.
Specialty local products are cheeses, fine meats, and maple products.
The Jacques-Cartier area is also home to its share of unexpected delights. In its green valleys, tourists can discover organic vegetables, duck, goose, and game meat. Québec City is renowned for its excellent dining and the diversity and quality of the products on sale throughout the city really set it apart.
Côte-de-Beaupré was chosen by settlers for its beautiful, fertile land in the earliest days of New France.
Today its vast vegetable cellars are marked with interpretation panels, testament to the area's abundant and varied resources, such as fruits, vegetables, vineyards, honey, duck, goose, cheese, and old-fashioned bread, traditions that date back more than three centuries.