Minister of Tourism Nicole Ménard spoke at the Taste of Québec culinary event held in Boston on November 9, 2011. The Minister used the occasion to promote Québec tourist attractions with politicians, business leaders, and local journalists.
<div id="agrandir" style="cursor:hand;font-size:10px;color:grey;/*margin-top:-1em;*/" onclick="popup.open('http://www.mri.gouv.qc.ca/PDF/actualites/Chef_Min_Agrandi_500.jpg')">Click to enlarge</div> <span style="font-size:10px;color:grey;/*margin-top:-1em;*/">Consul General of Canada to New England Pat Binns, Québec Minister of Tourism Nicole Ménard, Chef Marie-Chantal Lepage and Québec Government Representative in Boston Jean-Stéphane Bernard.
Taste of Québec, which attracted some 450 participants, was organized by the Québec Government Office in Boston and the New England Chapter of the French American Chamber of Commerce (FACCNE). This culinary activity gave a dozen Boston chefs the occasion to present Québec-inspired gourmet creations incorporating bio-food products from Québec.
A number of Québec companies in attendance also offered taste testings of their products. Visitors were wowed by the culinary prowess of Château Bonne Entente Chef Marie-Chantal Lepage, who revealed the rich variety of Québec seafood to participants. In all, fourteen Québec bio-food companies were spotlighted. Local chefs, who were enthused by the project, agreed to offer their Taste of Québec creations in their restaurants.
While considered a culinary event, Taste of Québec also raised awareness of Québec’s cultural and commercial strengthens.
Showcased Québec companies included Au Pain Doré, Boulart, Canards du Lac Brome, Cap sur Mer, Crustacés des monts, Face Cachée de la Pomme, Fromagerie de L’Abbaye Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, Fromagerie Domaine Féodal, Fromagerie Fritz Kaiser, Produits Zinda, Unibroue, Unipêche MDM, Viandes DuBreton, and Volaille Giannone.
Québec Government Office in Boston
Taste of Québec