Regional pie contest taste of bygone era
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 450 424-8000 ext. 214.
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.pointedumoulin.com/en/events/flavour_past.