Monday, March 21, 2016

Bromont | Eastern Townships, Québec


The next destination on our Québec road trip was the small city of Bromont in the Cantons de L'Est (Eastern Townships) region. We drove three hours south from Mont-Sainte-Anne to our accommodations at Hotel Château Bromont located at the base of the mountain. When arriving to town we stopped at the Musée du Chocolat cafe where we sipped exceptional cups of thick and frothy dark hot chocolates alongside fluffy crepes loaded with ham, asparagus and Gruyere cheese. The cafe hit the spot and is one not to miss if you are in town. Our late lunch fueled us up for what else but another evening of skiing!

I'm getting used to this road trip during the day - check into a new hotel - immediately hit the slopes at night-routine. (The savvy folks who put together our itinerary were clearly onto something.) With 100 lit trails, Bromont actually offers the most night skiing in North America. It was fun to explore lots of new terrain!
After many a solid runs and a 1 beer aprés at the mountain we retreated to the classy Château Bromont and had an elegant meal at their restaurant Quatre Canards. We tasted wines of the region alongside excellent local cuisine - an appetizer of creamy Trout Mousse ($11) with a homemade crouton, and for main courses: Lac Brome Duck Confit Breast ($33) in frontenac sauce and an Old Fashioned Braised Beef ($31) in Quebec whiskey sauce with pink pepper mashed squash. 



The view from Quatre Canards as well as our third floor room lent a pretty picture over the valley and the edge of the ski trails. Our room offered a well appointed, spacious one story loft. We spent the rest of the evening curled up on the couch watching hilarious Canadian sitcoms and drinking more of that lovely local Québec wine - a bottle of 2013 Orpailleur Rouge which was provided in room (for purchase - a reasonable $26). I'm feeling really comfortable and settled here in Québec - and it is such a wonderful place to be.




Quatre Canards also offered a well rounded breakfast buffet - made to order crepes with local maple syrup and fresh fruit were my go-to. 

Next up on our Eastern Townships adventure - our day skiing at Mont Sutton and evening at Balnea Spa.


150, Rue Champlain
Bromont, Québec, J2L 1A2

*our accommodations, ski tickets, and meals were covered by Tourisme Quebec. All opinions are my own*

5 comments:

  1. We stayed at Chateau Bromont a few years ago and loved it! :)

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  2. Another fantastic Canadian experience! I am loving all these recaps. I must have that dark chocolate hot cocoa. Also love that photo of you and Bob at dinner. A framer!

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  3. Again, you have me craving the slopes!! I've never been night skiing, but it's on my list of must-trys.

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  4. Wow! Another wonderful spot- how lucky are you to have won that package! Everything looks amazing.

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  5. The thick and creamy hot chocolate after the packed powder of night skiing would do the trick for me. To say nothing of the crepe with melted Gruyere.

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