Mont Tremblant | Day 2

Hello friends,

Todays post is about our second day in Mont Tremblant for the May long weekend! If you haven’t read part 1 click the link down below:

Mont Tremblant |Day 1

This Monday morning we actually slept in, which never happens especially when we are on a trip! It felt really good to just have a chill morning. When we finally rolled out of bed and looked acceptable to step out into the world, we looked up good brunch places to start the day off right. Now I was excited about actually eating brunch because usually we are up too early and too impatient so it ends up being breakfast.

My boyfriend actually found this place called Charlotte Cafe and it was incredible! We got to sit on the patio too because it was a beautiful morning. Their menu was only in french, but with the few years of french I took in elementary school we figured it out haha Both of our meals came with a little shot glass of fresh juice too! I think this one was watermelon and strawberry – it was a nice refreshing surprise!

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Literally the best eggs benny you will ever have

Once our tumies were full we headed out for a hike. The sun was out to play on this beautiful day. We hit up a different info centre today, this was their “main” one we were told. We asked the lady about going canoeing however she said they weren’t doing it yet because the water was too high and fast. So we settled for another hike.

Actually I wouldn’t call this too much of a hike, more like a hard walk haha We did walk up and down some hills but nothing too extreme. It was just under a 2 hour walk which was perfect for us. It was hot and we also had to drive back home later this day.

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At the very beginning of our walk we spotted this little guy. There are literally squirrels everywhere here I have noticed – he posed and hung out with us longer then they normally do!

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Now this is what I call planking

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When we came across this map of all the trails and the bridge we decided to turn around. We could have walked another hour and made it into the resort, but after doing some calculations we figured it would be smarter to get home a little bit earlier that night. So we turned around after admiring the water.

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On this hot day, looking at the water all I could think about was jumping in for a swim!

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After the walk we headed back to the resort to explore once more before the drive home. We ended up stopping to get ice cream, as obviously it was needed on such a hot day. The shop was called Oh la Vache! It was a tiny shop with a big line up. When we went inside I was looking for a menu and they didn’t have one. They also did not have a list with prices so I thought that was weird – however now I understand their reasoning. After we ordered our ice cream the total was $16!! Isn’t that crazy! For literally two cones. We were both shocked by this. (They also had a very tiny selection just an FYI)

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The most expensive ice cream cone in the world

It was good, but just normal. I would not pay $8 for this ever again! After this we walked back up the hill and realized that duh of course we should have went to the rocky mountain chocolate factory for ice cream! Lesson learned.

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I took some more pictures of the resort this day since it was a beautiful sunny day. This shot above is what I would call the “main stretch” of the resort. There are stores along both sides and at the top are restaurants.

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I love how colourful this place is I must admit. They created a good vibe within this small town.

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Here is where the gondola is to ride up the mountain. A bungee jump thing and rock climbing wall were also here for the kiddos to burn off some of the $16 sugar they just ate.

There was a nice open flat area at the top of the hill which had chairs set up to relax in. In the little wooden booth to the right of the picture they were playing music – not a live band or anything, but still very nice!

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In conclusion, I had a good time on this trip. I didn’t want to get my hopes up too much because I knew it would be not Banff or Jasper, but Mont Tremblant was beautiful in its own way. It was definitely weird to go somewhere and have people speak to you in french right away until you give them the “i’m sorry I have no clue what you said” look.

If you are visiting Quebec, I would recommend checking out Mont Tremblant. There are lots of hiking and biking trails as well as kayaking and canoeing in the summer months. The food that we had was all very good, so no complaining in that department! The one thing I will say is that it is expensive. Everything is more expensive then I expected and the tax is high!

Have you ever been there or would you go if you were in the area? Leave me a comment below!

Until next time,

xoxo

 

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2 Comments

  1. brockbuildersteel

    I am just here for the scenic nature shots and the eggs Benedict – while listening to Tom Tom Club – On… on… on… on… (1981).

    You would think that being in the profession of cooking and cooking the various yet standard of the not too busy menu would mean the Cooks, the chiefs could not get the regularly made and non complicated brunch, breakfast dish of ‘Eggs Benedict’ how to F up’ Hollandaise sauce, ok, I get the pouched hen eggs part, they do stick to the pouching pan and get messed up. But F n’ up Hollandaise Sauce really?

    Start by separating room temperature hen eggs – you’ll need two hen eggs. Crack the eggs on the edge of the bowl and pass the yolk between the eggshell halves, letting the egg whites fall into the bowl below. Placing the egg yolks into a separate glass bowl. Melt 100 percent unsalted butter into a small pan on the stove – preferably one with a spout. If your pan doesn’t transfer the melted butter to a jug. Put the bowl of hen egg yolks over a pan of simmering water. Add 1 tablespoon of fresh squeezed (seedless) lemon juice and I tablespoon of (Dijon) Mustard. Whisk together well. Gradually add small splashes of melted butter with the hen egg yolks, whisking between each small addition, pausing and whisking, then repeat the process. (Tip. Keep an ice cube readily available at this stage. If you can see that the mixture is starting to ‘split, drop in the ice cube and whisk it in.)

    Once all the butter is incorporated you should have a smooth thickened sauce. Loosen the mixture with some white wine vinegar if needed. (Snap finger and say umm. Delish…)

    Put the bowl of egg hen egg yolks over a pan of gently simmering water. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of mustard. Whisk together well. Gradually add small splashes of butter to the bowl with egg yolks, whisking well between each addition of splashes of butter. Spoon the Hollandaise sauce over the two pouched hen eggs immediately. You can never reheat the Hollandaise to reuse the following day… it just falls apart. Jamie Oliver shared that recipe with me.

    Garnish with chopped parsley sprig and dash of paprika. Accompany with hot cup of delicious black Italian coffee or a tall Mocha / chocolate Latte made with rich dark chocolate Gouache spooned in and stirred well. I sweet talked a lovely young barista working at a Chocolate shop for that secret recipe, and oh man, it is awesome… I trained in school in international cooking. I have eggs Benedict ruined at two spate restraints in town.
    Love your images you’ve taken. 🙂

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