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Gourmet Forest Experience

The Forêt Gourmande (Gourmet Forest) experience lets you discover wild edible plants of the forests surrounding Le Massif and the Charlevoix region.

Visit our café for coffees, desserts, refreshments, and innovative dishes crafted from foraged ingredients found in the forests of Le Massif. Taste and identify wild, edible plants during guided walking tours in our forests. Take advantage of our rest area to eat, enjoy a maple coffee, or simply relax in nature. Or bring home gourmet products, prepared on-site at our café boutique, and enjoy a taste of Le Massif at home.

On the menu

Discover a new culinary experience at the Forêt Gourmande café boutique, located at the base of the mountain near the Grande-Pointe chairlift. Featuring gourmet products crafted from forest edibles and masterfully prepared by the Faux Bergers, a restaurant that specializes in instinctive cuisine, Forêt Gourmande offers a one-of-a-kind summer menu. 

Hours

Monday–Friday, 10am–4pm, plus holidays and the construction holiday

Main menu

Cold, emulsified tomato soup with dune pepper oil or wintergreen 
Cucumber sandwich, smoked sour cream, fir, and basil
Veal taco with sweet gale, aromatic sauce, and fermented vegetables
Savoury crepe with lobster mushrooms and dune pepper
Maple and Saskatoon berry cakes
Chaga and blueberry tiramisu 

Drink menu (hot)

Espresso
Maple espresso latte
Peppery cappuccino (dune pepper and maple sugar)
Tea infusions: forest tea and Labrador tea

Drink menu (cold)

Iced maple latte
Chocolate milkshake with balsam fir
Apple and Saskatoon berry juice
Refreshing drink made with maple and small fruits
Wintergreen iced tea
Labrador tea and sea buckthorn lemonade
Kombuchas: blueberry and cedar

Sparkling beverages (a must-try!)

Birch and maple
Fir, spruce, balsam, poplar shoots
Labrador tea and dune pepper
Saskatoon berry

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Guided interpretive tours provided by Coop de L’Arbre

In the company of an enthusiastic guide, you will learn how to identify wild, edible plants, pick them ethically, cook them, and, more importantly, enjoy them.

Forest walk for the family

Duration: 1.5 hours 

Take a 90-minute stroll through the forest's walking trail with an enthusiastic guide by your side and learn to identify over a dozen wild edible plants. The family forest walk includes a game of hunt and seek for kids as well as a tasting session for the whole group.

Schedule and price:

  • Saturdays and Sundays during the summer, plus holidays and the construction holiday
  • Tour departs at 10am; please arrive by 9:45am
  • $25 + tax per person
  • Free for children 11 and under when accompanied by a paying adult
  • Accessible for jogging strollers
  • Additional departure times available; please contact us directly

BOOK ONLINE HERE

For more information or additional tour times, call 418-617-9715 or email foretgourmande@coopdelarbre.org.

Longer guided tours

Duration: 2 hours

Take a 120-minute stroll through the forest's walking trail and learn to identify over two dozen wild, edible plants. This guided tour also includes a tasting session. 

Schedule and cost:

  • Saturdays and Sundays during the summer, plus holidays and the construction holiday
  • Tour departs at 2pm; please arrive by 1:30pm
  • $35 + tax per person
  • 10% discount for students
  • Accessible for jogging strollers
  • Additional departure times available; please contact us directly
     

BOOK ONLINE HERE

For more information or additional tour times, call 418-617-9715 or email foretgourmande@coopdelarbre.org.