If you drive north from Quebec City through the Jacques Cartier Parc and continue through another one hundred miles of boreal forest, you will arrive at the town of Jonquiere, a suburb of Saguenay in central Quebec. The Auberge Villa Pachon is located there, on the banks of the Aux Sables River. Three years ago we read an article about the chef there, and the cassoulet he prepares. We drove seven hours from our home in the Adirondacks to try it.
The Hotel Vermont in Burlington, appearing on many “Best of Vermont” lists in travel magazines, had been on our wishlist of weekend destinations for years. It also has the distinction of being next door to Hen of the Wood restaurant, which, if truth be told, was the real reason for our trip to Burlington.
If I had to spend the rest of my life eating in one type of restaurant, a bistro would win hands down. Montreal offers a spectacular selection of French bistros, including many of our favorites. A winter weekend is the perfect time to get away to this wonderful city.
Le Cirque 151 East 58th, Beacon Court New York, NY 10022 Reservations – 212 644 0202 Closed Sundays Le Cirque’s Kitchen As our party of seven gathered near the bar waiting for an escort to our table in the kitchen, a most recognizable figure – the Patron, Sirio Maccioni – sat in reception just inside the front entrance […]
First Nation “Beaver” Lodge Pole In past years, Montreal has been our destination of choice for a long weekend in January. This year we headed off in a slightly different direction, with some prompting from friends who have been singing the praises of the city of Ottawa. It is a four hour ride from Schroon […]
The Emerson Guest House, Vergennes VT Off the Trail Favorites – Vergennes, VT The Champlain Bridge to Vermont is reopening this week, and we thought it would be timely to write post about the smallest city in Vermont – Vergennes. We took the ferry over a few weekends back, and spent a delightful Saturday evening […]
Our favorite restaurants in Montauk, NY For many years I have made excursions to Montauk, usually in September and October. Our group – all fly fishermen – try to time our arrival to coincide with the arrival of the bait fish inshore in the fall. The huge balls of bay anchovies and other baitfish entice […]