Re­gio­nal pie con­test taste of by­gone era

L'Etoile - - IN OTHER WORDS -

Do you make the best pie in town, or know so­meone who does? Fin­ding a pie wor­thy of a blue rib­bon is the goal of a re­gion-wide chal­lenge being is­sued by the Pointe-du-Mou­lin His­to­ri­cal Park to people li­ving in the re­gion’s 23 mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ties. The park has joi­ned forces with the Vau­dreuil-Sou­langes MRC to mount the Fla­vour from the Past Pie Con­test.

And Saint-La­zare’s town coun­cil and mu­ni­ci­pal em­ployees are up to the task. The group, who will act as judges, say their forks and taste buds are rea­dy for an ini­tial mu­ni­ci­pal con­test being held at 7 p.m. on Aug. 7. The ea­ger judges will taste all con­ten­ders be­fore de­ci­ding on the best pie in Saint-La­zare. The win­ning pie will then go on to com­pete against pies in the re­gio­nal con­test, being held at noon on Aug. 19 at the Pointe-du-Mou­lin His­to­ri­cal Park.

Or­ga­ni­zers say the end goal is to find the best pie in the coun­ty.

Saint-La­zare con­test

Par­ti­ci­pants in Saint-La­zare’s con­test must live in the town and be able to at­tend the Aug. 7 tasting being held at town hall. The win­ner, who will be ac­com­pa­nied by a town coun­cil­lor, must al­so be able to at­tend the Aug. 19 re­gio­nal event.

To re­gis­ter for the Saint-La­zare pie con­test, contact Valérie St-Amant by email at vs­ta­mant@ville.saint-la­, or by phone at 450 424-8000 ext. 214.

His­to­ric Park

The Pointe-du-Mou­lin His­to­ri­cal Park fea­tures a func­tio­ning wind­mill that was built in 1707, as well as a char­ming miller’s house da­ting to 1786.

The île Per­rot wind­mill is one of on­ly two func­tio­nal wind­mil­ls in Que­bec. Six­teen others in the pro­vince are no lon­ger func­tio­nal, ac­cor­ding to Pointe-du-Mou­lin.

The park is lo­ca­ted at 2500, bou­le­vard Don-Qui­chotte in Notre-Dame-de-l’ÎlePer­rot. For in­for­ma­tion, call 514 4535936. For more in­for­ma­tion about the pie con­test, go to: www.poin­te­du­mou­­vour_­past.

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