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“Hype”

Cabane A Sucre Au Pied De Cochon
Ranked #1 of 90 Restaurants in Mirabel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Canadian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Seasonal Cabane à sucre (sugar shack) run by the chef as Au Pied du Cochon in Montreal.
Reviewed September 11, 2017

We watched the TV show in its first season.
Seems very interesting and a fun place to go.
Luckily we were able to nab reservations because they went very quickly.
We drove all the way there.
The dining room was very loud and we shared tables. The meals are served in a communal manner. Good food, too sweet in my taste, most have use of maple syrup, and pricey for the experience. The experience was pleasant but to me the hype got us there.
It was OK once but I would not do it again.

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

Before we arrived in Montreal, we had heard that a “sugar shack” was a great experience that shouldn’t be missed. But we had little idea of what it really was or how it worked, and had a big adventure finding out. Here is what you need to know about this sugar shack:

1) Even though it is the same chef as the Au Pied de Cochon, it is an entirely different restaurant in an entirely different place. APDC is in downtown Montreal; its sugar shack is about 45 minutes outside the city, on a farm.

2) You need reservations many months in advance. We signed up for the waiting list about 6 weeks in advance, and got lucky when a space opened up. We called right away when we received the email, and confirmed our spot with a credit card.

3) Fancy food – not fancy atmosphere. You don’t have to dress up. We went in our best dinner outfits, but people there were wearing jeans and t-shirts. It’s literally inside a barn, with long picnic tables and food served family-style.

4) Come with an appetite! It’s a tasting menu – there were 12 courses when we went – but each course is enormous, the size of a large main course. They give you take-out boxes with each course, and everyone leaves with a tall stack of boxes, enough for 4-5 more meals. So if you’re staying at a hotel, like we were, you may not get to eat it all.

5) The food is exquisite! Even though the place wasn’t fancy, the food was astonishingly good – using only ingredients grown or raised on that farm or neighboring farms. Everyone gets the same food (with alterations to accommodate food allergies); there is no menu. It’s heavy, gourmet, indulgent food, like foie gras and duck sausage, with lots of cheese and butter – not for the faint of heart, and definitely not for vegetarians/vegans. The service is also top-notch, with clear and detailed descriptions of each course, served at just the right pace.

6) The prices are extremely reasonable. We didn’t check the price before we reserved, but we were expecting to pay a lot given the exceptional quality and quantity of the food. But we were shocked at how reasonable the prices were – we could easily spend that much at an ordinary restaurant for an average meal!

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4  Thank DCDolcevita
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Reviewed May 7, 2017

It is daunting getting a seat at this ode to excess in the forest of Mirabel, but well worth the effort. Some tips for you and what to expect. First of all be persistent and if possible flexible, keep after that elusive RESERVATION CONFIRMED. Get on their booking system early, but don't give up as they will have cancellations and you may be high up on the list. When you get there you will find ample parking and what apperars to be total mayhem, it isn't. You will need to find staff and check in with them, go buy a drink and wait outside. Don't expect white linen. There are huge picnic tables with bench seating. Plenty of room for all at the table. The place is a very large, open room and is loud. Not so much hat you cannot converse with your partner but loud nonetheless. The wait staff is awesome, funny, bilingual, knowledgeable, reachable, and overall magnificent. When you get seated at a table for 8 or more, understand that groups at the table are not served at the same time. You may be first, maybe last. Relax, it's the Cabane, and is as much about having fun as it is about the food. Speaking of which, pace yourself. Last night they explained that there would be 3 appetizers, one main and 1 dessert. The appetizers were 3, 3 dish (9 dishes altogether), 3 main dishes and actually 5 dessert plates. Massive amount of food, but fear not, they happily provide "to go boxes" which most people utilize, veterans will actually bring their own food containers. So, the food is what you might expect from Martin Picard, inventive, creative, more delicious than any food has the right to be, very few greens and a whole bunch of fois gras, pig, beef, chicken and more fois gras on top of lots of it. Price is ridiculously low at USD 47+- per person for the 2017 spring feast that does not include alcohol which is very reasonable as well. After you have added a couple of inches to your waist and met some great new friends, they will bring you the bill and you will pay with cc or cash at the bar on the way out.

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3  Thank mainereale
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Reviewed April 30, 2017

A couple of years ago we were invited to join a group of friends to try the famous Cabane a Sucre,,,,,,I don't know where to start but I can tell you it is not the usual food you find at the local Sugar Shacks,,,A feast is what you get,serving after serving you get to try really delicious,rich,lol....local food ,prepared to perfection.But everything is very rich,and no counting calories that nite.Desserts were good,but most of all the ambience,the staff and the place itself is all part of the Feast!!! A little pricey,but a must to go at least once.Not quite sure of the date,so I will leave todays date.Note..usually a year waiting list so call for next year,now!!!

Thank dancomontreal
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

Went there to celebrate sugar season and Pied de Cochon did not disappoint. We had something like 9 courses of food such as ramen noodles with foie gras, eggs rolled with porc, and la tourtiere du shack, and 4 desserts. Our stomachs were stuffed and we rolled out of there back to Montreal. Ambiance is festive, service is great. Nice way to spend an evening with a big group!

Thank Elise C
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