Planning Your Upcoming Holiday Meals With Première Moisson

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If there's one company in Quebec that I support when it comes to any type of celebration, it's Première Moisson. I remember how simple it was for me to plan my sister's first baby shower with the help of their catering service. I also made a bunch of my friends quite happy on the morning of a beautiful weekend getaway in the country by serving a lot of delicious pies from their apple season menu. When it comes to the holiday season, Première Moisson knows how to step it up. After spending a solid evening in their company last week, I got to try a lot [too many really] of bites from the current menu.

Since I sacrificed myself for you all, I thought I'd share with you some of my favourite bites from both the catering menu and what's found in-store!

Catering Inspiration

What's fun about the items below is that they're available all year round but they really do go well with the winter season.

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I could easily eat 10 Shrimp, Mango Salsa & Guacamole verrines in a row. It's such a satisfying bite and will please all your friends who eat gluten-free (or try like I do 🙋).

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I could also eat 10 of those Assorted Pastry bites which is bad news for my current diet.

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The Orange Duck Terrine, Pineapple & Brandy Jam on Country-Style Bread was such a satisfying bite.

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Finally, if you want to impress your guests, it's easy to do so with the Duck Foie Gras, Raspberry with Peach & Champagne Jam & Maple-Apple Confit on Brioche Bread. I'm not even a fan of foie gras but I really enjoyed the flavour combination here.

From The Counter

Now the items below are what I get excited about in this particular season!

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You can never go wrong with this Chocolate-Cranberry Bread!

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This Spicy Muffuletta and Mozzarella Baguettine was a revelation to me. Who can say no to a mix of cheese, olives & jalapenos all stuffed in a baguette?!

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If you mean to impress your guests on the savoury side, you really can't go wrong with this salmon log. It's as beautiful as it tastes. I would buy it weekly if they made a mini version of it!

Dessert Time!

I can't talk about Première Moisson during the holiday season and not mention how awesome they are with their yearly log. Every year, the bakery chain chooses a non-profit to collaborate with and creates a log in their honour. On top of conceptualizing something beautiful and spreading the word out, they also give $20 from each log sold to the non-profit of the year.

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This year, La Fondation Des Canadiens Pour L'Enfance is the star. This foundation aims to promote physical activity & a healthy lifestyle among underprivileged youth between 4 and 17 years old.

The Glory Signature Log is a treat for the chocolate lover. I discovered sweetclover by trying it, a vanilla-like essence from Québec. And don't take those pucks for granted, they're filled with a different cake and ended up being my favourite part of the log!

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If that wasn't enough or you're more into smaller desserts, the Chocolate Vanilla Reindeer might be the perfect item for you: a sponge cake covered in chocolate ganache on top of a brownie. #yesitwasheaven

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The last item I had my eye on was the new Galette des rois filled with a mix of pistachios and raspberries. So if your resolution isn't to go on a diet come January 1st, I would run to the store and pick one of these up right on time for January 6th!

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Well, that covers it for Première Moisson. For the prices, the selection and the fact that we are supporting a beautiful family business, I invite you to check them out and treat yourself!

See you in the next holiday article 👋 (yes, I'm just getting started)