Experts in the Kitchen

The story of a foodie who loves inviting people into her kitchen

The abundance of wild produce from sea and land in Îles de la Madeleine can be a bit overwhelming. But fortunately, you're not left to face this gustatory storm on your own. Let Chef Johanne Vigneau teach you to master the island's ingredients and techniques in cooking classes that are open to all. Theme-based workshops on fish and seafood will help you prepare typical local foods the island way. And workshops on other topics will equip you to master these cooking techniques.

Learn to master the island's products under the guidance of Johanne Vigneau

Gourmande de Nature is an essential stop in any gourmet tour of the islands, skillfully meshing the available products with the talent needed to transform them with care. Visit the boutique to discover the Gourmande's creations.

The counter is always filled to the brim with delicious dishes featuring island ingredients, as well as jars of salts, sugars and other treats that will remind you of the islands for a long time to come. And on a hot summer day, you will be drawn to the Pied-de-Vent gelato—a one-of-a-kind frozen delight.

Did you know that cranberry and rosehip pulp is used to flavour some of the beers at the À l'abri de la Tempêtemicrobrewery?

Gourmande de Nature
Gourmande de Nature
Gourmande de Nature
Gourmande de Nature
Gourmande de Nature
Gourmande de Nature
Gourmande de Nature

Try the rosehip coulis with a slice of the Pied-de-Vent. You'll be hooked! If you want to see this talented chef at work, make a stop at La Table des Roy. It's known as one of the finest restaurants on the islands.

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