Cooking with Quebec's maple alcohols is the theme for the 2014 edition of the Maple Masters contest. It is divided into two categories: the Grand Prize and "Maple Cocktail" Special Mention. For the seventh year, the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers is inviting the Maple Masters and their teams to showcase their talent and imagination in search of new creations and flavours.
Grand Prize category: Participants are tasked with creating delicious dishes that include maple-syrup- or maple-water-based alcohols fermented in Quebec. Eligible dishes: cold or hot appetizers, main courses and desserts.
Special Mention category: Participants are tasked with creating an original cocktail using a maple alcohol from Quebec.
Grand Prize category: The grand prize is a five-day training course at the two-Michelin-starred Montecristo restaurant at Hotel du Castellet in France, in 2015. This is a unique opportunity to work with Christophe Bacquié and his team! This prize includes transportation, accommodation and meals.
"Maple Cocktail" Special Mention category: The winner of this category will receive a $750 scholarship.
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Winner, Grand Prize category
Jean-Claude Chartrand, chef and owner of L'Orée du Bois restaurant for his Beggar's Chicken Scented with Maple Leaves and Charles-Aimé Robert.
Winner, ''Maple Cocktail'' Special Mention category
Pierrick Jallais, mixologist at the Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile For his Magic of Maple cocktail.