When In Quebec, Eat Haggis

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Today, people from all over are traveling everywhere. With such an increase in diversity, the common question is: where are you from? People want to know where your ancestors are from. It fulfills a not-so-secret curiosity, the same one that propels people to travel.

What if you plate it for people? With, say, haggis. Curiosity and belly simultaneously sated.

Such is Daniel Audet and Yvon Marois’ motives when they established the Ruée vers Gould, as this recent article in The Montreal Gazatte highlighted. Although their haggis is not wrapped in sheep’s stomach or has mashed up lungs, it does contain traces of  “chopped heart and liver (plus suet, oatmeal, ground lamb and spices).”

Just outside of Sherbrooke, Québec, the inn is situated in the old general store in Gould — a town with historic Scottish pioneer roots. The duo started the inn in 1995 to put the local “Scottish culture on display.” As well, the Scottish flair for entertaining was taken into account. Sporting kilts, the pair serve an authentic Scottish brunch consisting of 40 items. And you’d come here looking for authentic French culture.

By Brit Weaver


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Toronto born and based, Brit is an avid leisure cyclist, coffee drinker and under-a-tree park-ist. She often finds herself meandering foreign cities looking for street eats to nibble, trees to climb, a patch of grass to sit on, or a small bookstore to sift through. You can find her musing life on her personal blog, TheBubblesAreDead.wordpress.com.

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