La Nougaterie is now open in Quartier Petit Champlain
6 February 2020

On February 14, visitors to Quartier Petit Champlain will be able to discover the new boutique La Nougaterie Québec, a unique confectionery that offers great variety of homemade products. Located on the magnificent Île d'Orléans, the factory will now have a new point of sale on rue du Petit-Champlain.

In addition to handcrafting delicious nougats, La Nougaterie also offers sweets and side dishes as meringue, marshmallow, honeymoons, spreads, jams, island corks, butters (apples, blueberries, etc.) and nougats in all their forms. All products are made in Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d´Orléans.

Both Europeans, the owners Patrick Augier and Caroline Marelli form a united team and show great bond, both in life and at work. Inhabited by the confectionery culture, they have been in business for over 35 years in the kitchen and in pastry.

Residents of Quebec since 2006, they opened their first store there, Ô Petites Douceurs du Quartier, two years later. There were local products, Quebec creations and, as the name says in French, "little sweets". They then decided to develop their own recipes: the store then became La Nougaterie Québec and moved on L'Île d'Orléan to develop production there. Since then, the owners have been concocting their sweets with love and passion, thanks to years of research in France. They combine their experience and knowledge with Cécile's, the master of confectionery and chocolate.

Soft and creamy confectionery that dates back to Antiquity, nougat is made from egg white, honey and almond. At the time, it was made in the East with almonds, honey and spices. Its production was also known to the Greeks, who made it with nuts. Various tender and hard varieties have appeared over the years. Real nougat, as we know it today, appeared in the middle of the 18th century. Egg whites, melted with honey and sugar, have been added, which allows the dough to be well aerated. It is therefore possible to taste this famous product at La Nougaterie.

Winner of the 2019 Fideides Tourism Industry of the Year Award, the Quartier Petit Champlain cooperative strives to innovate continuously to give life to the neighborhood and thus offer a unique experience to the people who visit it. Recognized not only as one of the most beautiful sites in the world, the Quartier Petit Champlain is located at the foot of the cliff below Château Frontenac. This district, with its authentic cachet, is a must in Quebec. The pedestrian streets lined with more than forty five friendly shops and bistros offer the most romantic atmosphere in all seasons. There are original and authentic products, including a wide variety from Quebec.

46, rue du Petit-Champlain, Quebec
418 692-0808 |

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