A day on the slopes at Mont Rigaud can sure work up an appetite! The good news is there are scores of restaurants to choose from just minutes from the ski resort. Whether you’re looking to wind down your day in a friendly family restaurant or cosy up a romantic bistro, there are plenty of options to satisfy your tastebuds!
Check out these restaurant suggestions, all within a 5-minute drive of the ski hill:
Bistro Loge 95
Guests love this eatery’s laid-back atmosphere, great service, friendly staff and simple, tasty menu that puts the focus on local products. Whether you’re dining solo, as a couple, or in a group, Bistro Loge 95 is the perfect spot to unwind and chill for a couple of hours. Bon appétit!
Bistro Pizza 201
A resto-bar located in the country village of Rigaud, this is a great spot to get together with friends or family. Catch all the action of your favourite sports teams on the giant screen while sinking your teeth into their fresh-made pizza, mouthwatering variety of poutines, and even filet mignon. Reinvented classics and great prices. Whether your taste runs to the brie and mushroom burger or the T-Rex poutine, Bistro Pizza 201 offers delicious choices for every appetite.
In the heart of the town of Rigaud, this charming little restaurant is perfect for lunch or dinner. The warm hospitality extended by the friendly owners always makes guests feel welcome. The menu, which features a varied selection of dishes, from healthy options to the traditional lumberjack breakfast, is sure to satisfy small cravings and hearty appetites alike!
L’Étoile de Rigaud
Enjoy Canadian, Greek and Italian cuisine in a warm, family atmosphere. L’Étoile de Rigaud boasts the best pizza in the region, which itself makes it well worth the visit. The menu features a large array of dishes, including pasta, subs, brochettes, chicken, sandwiches and more. Finish off your meal with one of their hard-to-resist desserts!
La Maison du Défricheur
Tucked away in the woods, La Maison du Défricheur is a regional treasure offering fine French cuisine and handcrafted chocolates. Savour Chef Hugo Paquette’s reinvented gourmet creations and satisfy your sweet tooth with one of his delectable homemade desserts. Choose between the table d’hôte, the market menu or the seven-course tasting menu. In a warm country decor, savour dishes made from top quality seasonal ingredients that will delight your palate.
Nestled in a pretty wooded lot overlooking the stunning Lake of Two Mountains region, this steakhouse specializes in fresh seafood and products from area farms. The menu offers up a range of tasty seafood, grilled meats, ribs, steak, homemade soups and more. Their mouthwatering barbecue ribs and Atlantic salmon, prepared on site in their Texas-style smoker, are a must!
Spoil yourself with a delectable culinary experience in the warm atmosphere of Auberge des Gallant’s Restaurant 1171. Awarded 5 stars by the Guide Debeur, this dining establishment serves regional cuisine featuring the best ingredients that local producers have to offer. Day after day, their chef offers diners a gastronomical experience that showcases the flavours of local products from Quebec and Ontario. Their à la carte, table d’hôte or wine pairing menu each offer a truly extraordinary taste experience. Vegetarian and vegan options available.
Sucrerie de la Montagne
In the heart of an ancient maple grove, the Sucrerie de la Montagne holds a place of pride in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region, offering visitors a year-round sugaring off experience! Set in the middle of a 120-acre forest, the site resembles a traditional village of yesteryear. Named a “Quebec Heritage Site” as well as a “Signature Canadian Experience,” this establishment is recognized both in Quebec and internationally for the quality of the experience it offers. Fun fact: the sugar shack is a starting point for the L’escapade trails!
Psst! Before heading home, make sure to stock up on some sweet treats at Aladin et ses friandises, a candy shop that’s a big hit with kids (as well as moms and dads)!
Hungry for more?
If you can rein in your appetite just a little longer, you might want to make your way over to Mon Village in Saint-Lazare, on the highway to Montreal. This Restaurant & Pub exudes rustic charm and offers a seasonal menu as well as a great children’s menu.
True foodies, on the other hand, will definitely want to make a detour to the picturesque village of Hudson (15 minutes from Rigaud, heading towards Montreal), which is famed for its culinary scene. Take your pick of renowned and original restaurants, including the Willow Inn, Wendigo Hudson, Main Kitchen, Taverna Raw Bar & Plancha, and many more! Feel like raising a glass to end the day on a high note? Enjoy a fine local craft beer at Cardinal Brewing, treat yourself to a unique cocktail creation at Alibi Lounge or opt for an Irish pub vibe at Cameron Pub Hudson.
Enjoy your après-ski!
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