It is with pleasure that I have accepted to chair the SAQ Mondial des Cidres. As I am a cider producer myself, I take to heart the influence of this great family of craftsmen who outdo themselves to allow us to enjoy such original products.
Once again this year, the Mondial des Cidres is being held at Complexe Desjardins in Montréal and is part of the prestigious gastronomy component of Montréal en lumière. This association lets us celebrate the undeniable gourmet qualities of cider as well as its festive and modern features.
As in the past, you will have the possibility of participating in all kinds of tastings. You will appreciate the quality and great diversity of the products that our cider makers have to offer. On Saturday, starting at 9 p.m., as was the case last year, the Nuit blanche will have you dancing to an all-nighter of exhilarating rhythms.
I would like to draw your attention to this year’s new products.
- Five chefs will be on hand all the time to prepare appetizers that will show you how cider blends well with a wide variety of dishes. On Sunday, their brunch-inspired creations will undoubtedly surprise you!
- A new stand dedicated to IGP ice ciders will reveal extraordinary products that will delight the most discerning enthusiasts. A chocolate maker will also be on hand to let you appreciate these exceptional ciders paired with pancakes and chocolate sweets.
- On Friday, the glamorous evening “Chic, le cidre!” will delight its 200 participants with gourmet treats, sparkling ciders and original cocktails.
As you browse through our programming, you will notice that cider has been revisited and is suitable for all occasions. A visit to the Mondial will convince you to put Quebec cider on your table more and more often.
Come to the Mondial des Cidres SAQ in large numbers and seize the opportunity to talk to passionate craftsmen! Come and taste their festive, original and great quality products!
Cheers! I’m looking forward to seeing you there!
Marc-Antoine Lasnier, President
Quebec cider producers