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RUSTIC CHIC DINING IN ST. GABRIEL

RUSTIC CHIC DINING IN ST. GABRIEL

Our Canadian studio is in the quaint village of St. Gabriel-de-Brandon which his northeast of Montreal in the Laurentian Mountains. It is known for being the “snowmobiler’s paradise” with hundreds of miles of groomed trails. St. Gab and the surrounding area known as Lanaudiere are also famous for the “agricole” or agriculture and farming. Next door to our K2 studio was an old French Canadian style house. My late husband Daniel and I knew it would be a perfect spot for a charming restaurant. He put the plan into action by convincing our friends, the Meyer family, to pull up stakes and move to St. Gab to open what has now become the best restaurant in the region.

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This is my wonderful friend Nico behind the bar at Ma Cuisine. Cute, aye? Nico is a top chef. And lead singer in a popular Montreal based band called Third Place.  I remember fondly the chats we had when forming the vision of what Ma Cuisine would become. The reality that came out of that vision is warm and cozy with a “stay-a-while” vibe and excellent food and wine. Ma Cuisine and the Lanaudiere region of “La Belle Provence” of Quebec are must visits.