Sugar shack La Goudrelle, Montérégie, Mont St-Grégoire

Sugar shack La Goudrelle is located on the South Shore of Montreal, in Montérégie, at Mont St-Grégoire. It belongs to the Gingras family and has been established since 1948. There are five dining rooms and a dance hall. You can also take your meal away and of course taste the maple taffy on the snow. You have the possibility to make events during the year under reservation (80 people and more). Other activities are added to your visit. There are several free ones for the children and also some paying ones during the weekend. There are animals on site and you can enjoy the trails for hiking in the mountains. During your visit, you can see the operation of the sugar bush in video.


You can check schedules and prices on their website. If you wish, there is the possibility to buy their products in the shop on site; you will also find several gift ideas. For groups of 20 people or more, you must make a reservation. If you are a student or a person of the golden age (65 and over) mention it because there are often promotions.

Boutique Ricardo, Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada

Boutique Ricardo is a shop on the South Shore of Montreal who introduced us to the universe of Ricardo, the renowned chef followed for several years through its programs on Canadian television and in other countries. If you are a lover of the kitchen you will find everything you need even as Ricardo cookbooks. There are products of known brands and of course accessories of Ricardo collection. Inside Space Ricardo include Mama Choka, a chocolate shop that offers nuts, marshmallows, assorted chocolate bars, etc. To complete the store, there is a café that offers a few simple dishes thought by Ricardo, where you can also buy some products.


If you want to go to the café in a group, it is appropriate to reserve the places especially if you go at weekends.

If you can not visit the place, go and see all products on the Ricardo site and you will be able to buy them online.

310, rue d’Arran, Saint-Lambert
J4R 2T5, Qc, Canada

La Grotta Azzurra restaurant, Taormina, Sicily, Italy

La Grotta Azzurra is a Sicilian restaurant in Taormina specializing in fresh fish and seafood. The restaurant has several tables and an indoor bar and a terrace with tables placed on the stairs (very typical in Taormina). Inside you can see the chef and kitchen staff working in front of you as the kitchen is set back from the counter; you will also find the self service entrees but be careful, ask the prices before not to be surprise as this is paid extra with the plates requested, it is not included with the menu. The restaurant is a bit hidden from the central tourist area because it is on a small alley and it gives it a charming atmosphere. From time to time, you will have a presentation of the musicians who make the tour by the different restaurants of the tourist streets.


If you want to sit on the terrace it is better to make a reservation as it is always full. If you are with a group, a reservation is also preferable.

If you like pasta and seafood, enjoy it, you are in the ideal place.

Via Bagnoli Croce 2, Taormina, Me, Sicily