Aux Lubies Gourmandes is a little restaurant-boutique located in a house in a back street, and is open for breakfast and lunch. The owner Lucie-Anne Pilote, a native of the Charlevoix region, has a particular passion for biological and local produce. Thus she serves vegetables from the Agri-Choux farm in Lachute, and other local products.
Daily lunch specials are marked on a blackboard. Lunch menu consists of a soup, sandwich and a choice of two or three salads and coffee which is served with a nice spice cookie. The last time I visited the menu featured a serving of salmon in a white sauce and salad (cost of complete meal $14.60 tax included). My friend chose a ham sandwich and said it was very good. The décor is warm and pleasant, local artists are featured on the walls. This time it was Francine Turgeon (previously member of Route des Arts) who does charming pastels of countryside scenery. The food is nicely served and the price is right.
What a nice hidden eatery for a meal away from home. It has become quite popular with the locals. If you plan to go, either come early, or wait for the lunch rush hour to pass to ensure convenient parking and a table. Lucie-Anne’s also takes reservations for groups of eight people for dinner and she has an alcohol permit.
The boutique Aux Lubies Gourmandes offers a large variety of biological products from Argenteuil, Charlevoix, and the Eastern Townships. There is honey from Mathews in St. André d’Argenteuil, wine from the Negondo winery in Mirabel, and the Riviere du Chene winery in St. Eustache, Chocolates from L’Éveil du printemps in Brownsburg, beer from the Dieu du Ciel brewery in St. Jerome, preserves from local farms, Bob Rodgers’ of Laine d’Argenteuil wool blankets, Lavender preparations, tisanes, and fair-trade coffees. Aux Lubies Gourmandes, 432, rue Lafleur, Lachute www.auxlubiesgourmandes.com 450 566-5976.