Regular customers of Levac & Sons butcher shop, in Dalhousie Station, Québec, know that its proprietor, Stéphane Levac, has a reputation for making some of the finest homemade meat dishes in the area. “My specialty is homemade stuff,” Mr. Levac says. Those specialties are sausages, cretons (a French paté made of minced pork and spices) and, of course, tourtière – a French Canadian meat pie made with two thirds pork and one third beef.
The shop, located at 165 Principale, has been producing fine quality dishes for three generations. The store was founded in 1929 by Mr. Levac’s grandfather, Dominic. Mr. Levac took over the store in 1990. Two years later, when the nearby Dalhousie Bakery closed its doors, Mr. Levac took over its meat pie business.
He’s still going strong today. The store is open 8-7 every day (85 on weekends) and it also sells groceries, beer and wine.
Mr. Levac says he’d like to dispel any rumours that his store is closing. He expects to remain in business for quite a few years.