Relais & Châteaux Property Spotlight: Manoir Hovey & Chef Francis Wolf
A stay at award-winning Manoir Hovey (recently voted the top hotel in Canada by Travel + Leisure readers) comes with the promise of an abundance of fresh air in a scenic, unspoiled part of Québec, close to Montreal. This charming manor was built at the turn of the century and modeled on George Washington’s Mount Vernon home. It is nestled in 30 acres of woodland and English gardens on the shores of Lake Massawippi, with 45 kilometeres of shoreline.
There is a romantic and otherworldly way of life here. The village owes most of its great houses and architecture to the first summer people – aristocrats, captians of industry and large landowners who arrived in the late 1800’s. These arrivals brought their lifestyles with them – butlers and servants, horses and carriages, and of course the gentlemanly sports of golf, sailing and tennis.
Today, Manoir Hovey carries on the tradition by providing a lakeside oasis of relaxation, where you can do as much – or as little – as you want. Explorers will delight in the nearby National Park and Eastern Townships, an onsite spa is perfect for those who just want to unplug, and gourmands taste the region’s bounty through agri-tours and the culinary talents of Chef Francis Wolf.
Chef Wolf will be at the Wickaninnish Inn as a guest Chef October 21st – 23rd for our Francis Wolf Gourmet Weekend. His culinary philosophy is inspired by what he has identified as seven distinct seasonal flavour profiles celebrating the ingredients abundant in Quebec’s rivers, lakes, forests and fields. After Chef Wolf and Chef Barr met at California’s Gourmetfest, they realized their intentions as Chefs were well aligned, and they began working on a plan to present a menu highlighting the best of the East and West Coasts. Menu items will include fresh fish, duck, winter vegetables and a Manoir Hovey Chocolate Landscape and more! For more details on the package, or to book the dinner or foraging package elements on their own, please visit: here or call 888-333-4604.