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Day 3 of Will Travel for Food’s 7th anniversary giveaway! {photo © Ian Schneider}

Welcome to day 3 of the Will Travel for Food 7th anniversary giveaway and congrats to yesterday’s winner! Five more days and five more gifts to go! Today’s gift is the gift of rest and relaxation in a magical place in the Eastern Townships. Good luck!

Make sure to check here every morning at 10 A.M. to find out what the daily gift is and to participate. The previous day’s winner will be announced on my Facebook page, my Instagram account and my Twitter feed.



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Balnea’s beautiful site on a pristine lake

Have you ever been to Balnea spa in Bromont? It is one of the most enchanting places in Quebec and the perfect spot to spend a day of R & R. Located on a pristine private lake (one of the cleanest in the province), Balnea has a plethora of treatments that are just magical, from massages to facials, yoga, a water circuit and a great restaurant to boot. Every summer, Balnea organizes L’été des chefs to celebrate local cuisine and local chefs. Ten chefs are chosen to create original dishes for L’été des chefs. Their creations are featured at Balnea over the course of the summer and each chef makes an appearance on site on a specific Sunday. The creations will also be on the menu of each chef’s restaurant until September 3rd.

I was there for the official launch of L’été des chefs yesterday afternoon. This year’s chefs are:

Simon Mathys – Manitoba
Suzy Rainville – Baumann Steakhouse
Hakim Chajar – Miel
Martin Juneau – Pastaga
Kimberly Lallouz – Le restaurant du MAC
Mandy Wolfe – Mandy’s
Stéphanie Audel – LOV
Jean-Paul Aubry – Taverne F by Ferreira
Ross Louangsignotha – Hà
James Baron – Kampai Garden

There are 2 categories of prices to be won:

The Grand prize given to the chef who gathers the most points, the highest number of dishes sold and the highest number given by the public.

The jury’s Coup de cœur prize given to the chef who gathers the highest number of points by the jury.

The prizes are announced at the end of the summer.

There’s also a people’s choice award which you can contribute to and win big! Head to balnea.ca to vote every time you taste a dish and you  could win a prize that includes a tasting of the 10 participating dishes, a one-year membership for two to Balnea, 12 massages, a bottle of champagne from Taittinger, a one-year subscription to Dinette Magazine and one of Balnea’s luxurious bathrobes.

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Baleen’s lovely site in Bromont

I’m so thrilled to announce that I will be on the jury panel for L’été des chefs this year! I am excited to be spending some time at the spa this summer and to be tasting all of the chef’s delicious creations! I am especially excited to taste creations by Martin Juneau and Simon Mathys and will be there to cheer them on July 9th and July 30th so won’t you join me?

Today’s winner will win a pass for 2 to Balnea’s thermal experience.



There are several easy ways to participate…

Leave me a comment here and tell me who you’d go to Balnea with OR…

Like my Facebook page and leave me a comment there OR…

Follow me on Twitter and tweet me OR…

Follow me on Instagram and leave a comment on the contest post I’ll put up daily for the next 7 days OR…

Do all of the above and multiply your chances of winning!

Also, share this with your friends so they can share the prize with you if they win!

I will randomly draw the name of a daily winner and announce it on my Facebook page, my Instagram account and my Twitter feed so keep an eye on those spaces.


  • This contest is open to residents of Quebec, mainly because all the prizes that I’m giving away are here in Quebec. If you live elsewhere and you still want to participate, you will have to plan a trip to Quebec if you win to collect your prize!
  • I will not mail any of these prizes, the winner will have to pick them up from me or from the different Montreal businesses involved.
  • You have to be 18 years and older to participate.
  • The photos in this blog post are for representation only and do not necessarily depict exactly what you will be receiving.

Good luck to you all!

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