The Forêt Gourmande experience consists in letting you discover wild edible plants of the inhabited forest of the Massif and the forests of Charlevoix

Enjoy the coffes, desserts, refreshments and innovative dishes served at the Café. Try wild edible plants during guided walking tours through the forest. Discover gourmet products from the forest beautifully prepared at our boutique. Take advantage of our rest area to eat, enjoy a coffee or relax. 

Schedule:

  • Friday to Sunday as well as during holidays and the construction holiday;
  • From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

GUIDED INTERPRETIVE TOURS OFFERED BY GUIDES FROM THE 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. 

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FOREST WALK FOR THE FAMILY

Duration of the activity : 1h30
Take a 90-minute stroll through the forest's walking trail with an enthusiastic guide by your side and discover around 15 wild edible plants. The activity includes a game of hunt and seek for the kids as well as a tasting session ! 

Schedule and price :

  • Saturdays & Sundays during the summer, during the holidays and during the construction holiday;
  • Departure at 10 h a.m., suggested arrival time is 9h45 a.m.
  • $25 + tx per person. Free for children 11 and under accompanied by an adult;
  • Accessible to jogging strollers;
  • You can also book another time by contacting us directly. 

Book online here

For more information : Call us at 418-617-9715 or write to foretgourmande@coopdelarbre.org


GUIDED TOURS LONG

Take a 120-minute stroll through the forest's walking trail and discover around 25 wild edible plants. The activity includes a tasting session ! 

Schedule and price :

  • Saturdays & Sundays during the summer, during the holidays and during the construction holiday;
  • Departure at 2h p.m. suggested arrival time at 1h30 p.m.
  • $35+tx per person. 10 % discount for students;
  • Accessible to jogging strollers; 
  • You can also book another time by contacting us directly. 

Book online here 

For more information : Call us at 418-617-9715 or write to  à foretgourmande@coopdelarbre.org



On the Café's Menu 


Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as during holidays and the construction holiday, come discover a new culinary experience at the Forêt Gourmande café boutique located at the base of the mountain, near the ski lift (Grande-Pointe)

Using gourmet products from the forest that are masterfully prepared by the Faux Bergers, a restaurant that specializes in instinctive cuisine, Forêt Gourmande offers a unique summer menu. 

TO EAT

  • 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. 

TO DRINK – HOT

  • Maple espresso latte;
  • Peppery cappuccino (dune pepper and maplesugar);
  • Infusions : forest tea and Labrador tea.

TO DRINK – FRESH !

  • Cold 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 from the forest ( TO BE DISCOVERED ABSOLUTELY) :)

    • Birch and maple;
    • Fir, spruce, balsam poplar shoots;
    • Labrador tea and dune pepper;
    • Saskatoon berries.