Newspaper article The Canadian Press

G7 Menu Features Local Quebec Ingredients, 'Cedar Snowball', and 'Caribou Moss'

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

G7 Menu Features Local Quebec Ingredients, 'Cedar Snowball', and 'Caribou Moss'

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Caribou moss? G7 menu features local goodies

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LA MALBAIE, Que. - The world leaders and dignitaries assembled for the G7 summit in La Malbaie will be dining on a few local specialties including Charlevoix duck and quail eggs -- along with Canadian maple leaves and a lichen called caribou moss.

The three meals hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau draw heavily on ingredients from the host region, including quail eggs from nearby Baie-Saint-Paul, organic meats and Charlevoix mushrooms.

On Friday, a working lunch at the Manoir Richelieu will feature Arctic char escabeche perfumed with Labrador tea and a buckwheat salad with red apple, rhubarb, and balsam fir spiral.

That will be followed by veal and a dessert described as a "haskap berry and cedar snowball," with northern saffron creme anglaise. …

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