- Posted by Domaine Labranche
- On 30 November 2015
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Sugar Shack – A few weeks before the spring melt, participate in a Québécois tradition by going to a sugar shack near Montréal. What’s “sugaring off”? It’s the time when sugar maple trees are tapped for their sap, which is boiled and transformed into delicious syrups we so love on pancakes and in cooking.
Two sugar shacks (sucreries) are Sucrerie de la Montagne or Domaine Labranche. Tip? Try sampling maple syrup taffy. Called tire-sur-neige in French (literally “pull-on-the-snow”), it’s an activity where syrup is poured on fresh snow. As soon as the sweet hits the cold, it transforms into a gooey, scrumptious toffee. Scoop it up with a popsickle stick and… mmmm.