On the corner of Duluth and St-Hubert sits Au Pied de Cochon, an all-seasonal, all-encompassing, foie gras-injected dining experience that really gives you (yes YOU, the person who eats a Tim-Matin-jambon-fumé three times a week and thinks it’s pretty good) a sense that food can actually be an inspiring part of your life.

What’s incredible about Au Pied de Cochon, apart from its fantastic menu and service, of course, is the manner in which the restaurant constantly incorporates la belle province into all of its new initiatives. This autumn, following in the footsteps of their very successful and difficult-to-get-reservations-for spring counterpart, Au Pied de Cochon will host their first fall menu at their acclaimed Cabane à sucre (sugar shack) in St-Benoît de Mirabel.

From September 1 to October 15, 2012, the typically maple-syrup themed sugar shack will instead turn to the fall apple harvest for inspiration. The unique autumn menu will start at $50 per guest. For reservations, email your name and phone number to reservations@cabaneasucreaupieddecochon.com, and a member of the PDC staff will contact you by telephone to confirm.

As a side note, head chef Martin Picard has recently released a PDC Cabane à sucre cookbook that takes Quebec’s famous maple syrup to a whole new level. Check it out here!

~ Tyler Yank