20th edition of Rendez-vous des saveurs

“This delectable event brings together some of the the finest chefs from the best restaurants, professionals from the culinary industry, in addition to showcasing local and seasonal products from the area. Excite your senses with an array of gourmet flavors, from here and afar, including a wide variety of wines.” –Rendez-vous des saveurs

Rendez-vous des saveurs is back for its 20th edition next weekend present by SAQ. Happening October 14-16, 2016 at the Casino Lac-Leamy. This event has a long history that started back in 1997 made up of members from the “Association Outaouaise des Professionnels des Métiers de Bouche (AOPMB)”. The idea was to bring together the top chefs and industry professions and showcase their talents with local producers from area farmers.

Photo credit: Yves Elou Photographie

Highlights of this years event include:

  • Urban Gourmet Market: Some of the area’s top restaurants and culinary delights, local and national exhibitors (producers, distributors, etc.). Also available for tasting: incredible wines, beers and spirits!
  • Culinary Demonstrations: On the main stage, enjoy FREE demonstration by chefs on various subjects: duck, smoothies, chocolate, tartare and many more!
  • Tasting Workshops:Beer and wine, cider, spirits of Quebec amongst few others!
  • Contests and promotions
  • Mini-Academy: supervised activities for kids. Adults can enjoy the show while the kids are also having fun!
Photo credit: Yves Elou Photographie

    Daily Admission : $10 ($12 at the door). Tickets are available: Online, By visiting 1 of the 12 SAQ locations in Gatineau-Area, or at the door.
    Each admission includes:

    • A free INAO tasting glass for sampling the different wines and spirits at the event.
    • Access to all vendors and exhibitors, as well as all free culinary demos.
    • An entry coupon for a chance to win a travel credit worth of $500 – courtesy of VoyageAquarelle.com and JeVisite.ca 

    There are also packages to choose from including:

    • GOURMET Package : Starting at $38 per person – a savings of $20! ($58 value) which includes: 3-Day Passport and your INAO wine tasting glass, 10$ of coupons, and admission to one Tasting Workshop from the 2015 Schedule (based on a $25 workshop)
    • 3-Day Passport  Available in limited quantity: $15* per person (presale), $17* at the door 

    Note that all workshops and culinary demos are presented in French but the Rendez-vous hosts and staff will be more than happy to answers questions in both official languages. 

    Photo credit: Yves Elou Photographie

    Photo credit: Yves Elou Photographie


    • Coupons are used for ALL tastings (wine, spirits, beer and food)
    • Sampled product prices are at the discretion of the exhibitors
    • Coupons are available individually ($ 1 each) or in a sheet ($ 20/sheet) 

      For more information, to purchase tickets, and for rules and regulations, please check out their website at: http://www.rendezvousdessaveurs.com/home.


      The kind folks at Rendez Vous des Saveurs have given us a 2 pairs of tickets for Friday, October 14, 2016 to giveaway to TWO of our lucky readers. Contest will be open from October 6th, 2016 to October 11th @ noon. 

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      #RVDS2016 Photo Contest
      Make sure to upload a pic on FACEBOOK, TWITTER and INSTAGRAM using the hashtag #RVDS2016 and you could win some yummy prizes!