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Urban Sugar Shack with Laurent Godbout in Old MTL

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Urban Sugar Shack with Laurent Godbout in Old MTL

This year's urban sugar shack features chef Laurent Godbout. (Maple) Sugar shacks meal are a traditional seasonnal outing for quebecers but not very accessible to tourists due to their out-of-town location.

Since we often get request for quebec cuisine, i thought this might interest a few tourist!

This blog post is what really caught my eye. I suddenly have a craving for creton....

shutupandeat.ca/2014/…more-6488

(i am not affiliated with this blog, i just enjoy reading it)

Unfortunately, no price quotes from the regular menu (this was a launch event after all). Anybody goes please let me know!

Edited: 13 March 2014, 15:09
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1. Re: Urban Sugar Shack with Laurent Godbout in Old MTL

Just $60 per person... scena.ca/en/… for the actual information page for Scena. Tax and tip are extra (and it's still cheaper than the chef's table at Chez L'Epicier :)

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2. Re: Urban Sugar Shack with Laurent Godbout in Old MTL

Well it seems that there are quite a few celebrity chefs that want to tag on the success of Martin Picard and his Cabane Au Pied de Cochon and lately of a tv show.. I think that Cababe APDC is booked solid for something like six months in advance. I also do think lthat TravelAdvice might be the only regular poster here that experienced Cabane APDC. Can you tell us a little more? For me a regular commercial cabane is enough to fill my dose of sugar and fat until summer and reading about the Godbout thing my first impression is "too much gilding on the lily"!

A few weeks ago I posted something for Mont-Tremblant about Cabane à Sucre Millete being bought by another celeb chef and becoming La Tablée des Pionniers. Just looking at the menus right now and it seems to be quite traditional but may be with a lighter hand. No prices announced at the moment but I am sure that it will be much lower than at Chez Godbout. And really I do want my maple taffy poured on snow not "milk snow" like at Godbout's.

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I've been to Cabane à Sucre APDC. To get a tale you must be ready at midnight on the night of the start of reservations (kind of like concert tickets).

It was good but Martin Picard is like the Quentin Tarantino of chefs. He likes to go overboard and his dishes are just as violent on your diet as they are obscene in quantity. For the benefit of visitors: This is of course due to the chefs personality not the style of sugar shacks.

I have not tried the urban sugar shack at scena, and since the chef changes, i can only comment on what i saw in that report. Seems relatively the same style: upscale rethinking of sugar shack dishes. The quantities are more tame and there is less sensationalism than CàS-APDC, yet refined ingredients are still featured. Even though i liked Martin Picard's version, this seems like a better deal and a more enjoyable meal.

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4. Re: Urban Sugar Shack with Laurent Godbout in Old MTL

How much did your pay Sylve at APDC?

I just love your summarization: "Martin Picard is like the Quentin Tarantino of chefs. He likes to go overboard and his dishes are just as violent on your diet as they are obscene in quantity"! Have you see his show "Un Chef à la Cabane" on Télé-Québec?

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5. Re: Urban Sugar Shack with Laurent Godbout in Old MTL

No i haven't, is it good? If so i'll go find it on the internet or something.

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6. Re: Urban Sugar Shack with Laurent Godbout in Old MTL

Hmm i went in 2012, an it was about 50$ i think. There was a kind of sushi cake which was really good, and the lobster omelette.

This year, Cabane a Sucre APDC is listed at 62$

Edited: 14 March 2014, 13:39
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7. Re: Urban Sugar Shack with Laurent Godbout in Old MTL

Télé-Québec: Un Chef a La Canane, first season last year just prior to the sugaring season, New season currently broadcasted, this year it was more about the whole seasons cycle at La Cabane since they are now open for the apple picking season too.

I must admit that last year I could not decipher what the actual courses were and in what order they were served. Seems that first it is a lot of sweets, then a lot of fat then a lot of sweets and, to cap it off a bit more sweets and fats.

Anyways with all the overindulgence that I saw on the screen it just made me almost sick! Food porn all the way. Could also be seen as full fledged infomercial if it would not be the fact that La Cabane APDC doesn't need any more publicity as it book so fast!

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