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L’ORÉE DU BOIS Pay homage to one of Que­bec’s finest restau­rants on its 40th year in busi­ness in the best way pos­si­ble — by treat­ing your­self to a meal there. L’orée du Bois, one of the most charm­ing places in the province to have a win­ter’s meal, is lo­cated in a for­mer log-cabin school­house in a for­est clear­ing on the doorstep of Gatineau Park, and its tra­di­tional French and re­gional Que­bec cui­sine — think pork ril­lettes, es­car­gots fric­as­see and medal­lions of red deer ( BE­LOW) — will warm you on even the chill­i­est of snowy nights. oree­dubois­restau­

THE TACO BEAST Ap­plaud Colorado’s Steam­boat Re­sort for hop­ping on the food-truck trend in a way that’s go­ing to be hard to miss: the Taco Beast, North Amer­ica’s first snow­cat-turned-food truck. Be­gin­ning in the 2018-19 ski sea­son, the roam­ing ma­chine will aim to re­de­fine slope­side din­ing by serv­ing Mex­i­can food such as carne asada, break­fast bur­ri­tos and, of course, tacos. steam­

NI­A­GARA ICEWINE FES­TI­VAL Ed­u­cate your palate this win­ter by delv­ing into the world of On­tario icewine in one of Canada’s most fa­mous wine-grow­ing re­gions. The fes­ti­val hap­pens over three week­ends in Jan­uary, but its main event is the $190-a-ticket Icewine Gala ( ABOVE), which fea­tures VQA icewine and ta­ble wine tast­ings from more than 35 lo­cal winer­ies and six menus high­light­ing the best of re­gional cui­sine from across Canada. Jan. 11-27, 2019; ni­a­garawine­fes­ti­

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