I'll preface this by saying that this post should have been written a few months ago...
I was lucky enough to snag tickets to Martin Picard's cooking class at his Cabane Au Sucre towards the end of the sugar shack season. The tickets were a gift for my husband, and being a vegetarian I had no idea what to expect.
If you get a chance, take this class next year. You'll learn a lot, there are a bunch of veggie-friendly dessert options (demonstrations and all), and the whole experience is lots of fun (made even more fun by constant cocktails!). While everything about my cooking course experience was great, what I really want to write a quick note about is Martin Picard.
It may seem strange that a vegetarian has anything nice to say about the one man who serves more pig products than any other restaurant in the province. But, Martin Picard is a real down-to-earth gem.
The man is kind, sweet, patient, and even a bit bashful. For a chef who runs a restaurant frequented by the likes of Anthony Bourdain and other great chefs, Martin Picard is proof that success doesn't have to change a person.
Some like him for his food and his wacky cooking show, but this vegetarian likes Martin Picard for his stellar personality.