QC14 #buickdrive: Searching for seafood around Gaspé—and cheese, of course

Fresh, sweet, succulent, our first lobster in Gaspésie at Capitaine Homard in Sainte Flavie.

Fresh, sweet, succulent, our first lobster in Gaspésie at Capitaine Homard in Sainte Flavie. Click image for larger view.

It was everything we wanted and more. Poissonnerie after poissonnerie all the way around Gaspésie made hunting for fresh, local seafood a snap. See below for what we enjoyed over 14 days and 2,945 kilometres in a Buick Enclave on QC14 #buickdrive.

Of course, cheese was not ignored. We visited five fromageries, three within Gaspé borders (first three shown), two just outside the region:

Sights and eats as captured in Facebook photo albums:

Kamouraska:

  • Lobster roll
  • Shrimp with salad
  • Poached salmon with salad

St. Flavie:

  • Lobster steamed with garlic butter
  • Clams (fried calamari style)
  • Fish trio: poached salmon, trout and cod with fries and coleslaw

St. Anne des Monts:

  • Cod and shrimp over wild rice
  • Scallops with avocado/tomato salsa
  • Seafood risotto: shrimp, scallops, mussels and lobster

Percé:

  • Scallops with bacon
  • Poutine with lobster
  • Fish soup

Forillon National Park:

  • Shrimp with salad
  • Crab claws two ways: in shell and ready to eat
  • Crab cakes
  • Crab mousse
  • Smoked trout with country bread
  • Poutine with shrimps

Carleton sur Mer:

  • Scallops with bacon
  • Shrimp
  • Salmon, turbot and cod bon bons
  • Mussels from Chaleur Bay
  • Smoked trout
Our Buick Enclave is shown crossing a covered bridge near the end of our Gaspé #buickdrive.

Our Buick Enclave is shown crossing a covered bridge near the end of our Gaspé #buickdrive. Click image for larger view.

Earlier Facebook photo albums: