You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.


  • ePAPER

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks


Welcome to

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on

breaking news

WPB woman was saying goodbye to man when she was murdered

New ‘Sugar Shack’ brunch: Palm Beach tribute to Quebec’s maple-tapping tradition

The “Sugar Shack” series at Chez l’Epicier is the sweetest of all local brunches. 

 The farmhouse-chic Palm Beach restaurant pays homage to the maple syrup-tapping tradition of its owners’ native Quebec province. Translation: Maple syrup is the big theme at the restaurant’s trio of brunches this month. Brunch dates are March 12, 19 and 26

>> Related: 50 must-try brunch parties in Palm Beach County

 While the Quebecois celebrate their annual rite of spring by gathering near the syrup production “shacks,” Palm Beach diners can feast on Chef Laurent Godbout’s hearty brunch dishes. The Montreal native has put together quite a menu, with starters like French Canadian pea soup with maple whipped cream, breakfast omelets with dill, goat cheese and caramelized apple, and entrées such as maple ham and foie gras terrine, braised short rib with roasted Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and maple flakes, and meat pie with seared mushrooms and Crown Royal and peppercorn sauce. 

 Dessert is thoroughly maple – as in maple pudding cake, maple sugar pie, maple foam-topped apple pie in a jar, maple taffy on snow and homemade maple marshmallows. 

 The Sugar Shack brunch costs $45 per person, plus tax and tip. Seatings are offered at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended as brunch tickets will be sold in advance at the restaurant.  

Chez l’Epicier: 288 S. County Rd., Palm Beach; 561-508-7030

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in Food

Attention, America: Dorie Greenspan's bringing back the quiche
Attention, America: Dorie Greenspan's bringing back the quiche

Being a part-time Parisian allows me a full-time love affair with quiche. The savory tart is everywhere. My favorite cafes have a quiche on the menu; the flavor changes daily, but it's always served with the same little green salad (and a not very good dressing, which must come from cafe-central; it's inescapable). Gérard Mulot, the patissier...
Enjoy the show - and pass the pierogi
Enjoy the show - and pass the pierogi

There are real pies made for the audience in the Tooting Arts Club's production of "Sweeney Todd." And if you know anything at all about the musical, that sentence should make you feel equal parts giddy and revolted. The audience walks into a theater that has been fitted out to look like Harrington's, an ancient, real meat pie shop in London...
Keeping colorectal cancer at bay

It's surprising that colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer. That's because it's so preventable. The American Institute for Cancer Research offers steps to preventing colorectal cancer. Stay a healthy weight and watch out for belly fat. Colorectal cancer is one of 11 cancers linked to overweight and obesity. The latest research...
My new favorite beans
My new favorite beans

I always keep a large supply of dried beans in the pantry. (There are a few tins of canned beans, too, but only for emergency use.) Seeing an assortment of different kinds there is somehow reassuring. I want old-fashioned pinto beans and black beans, for starters, and it’s nice to stock a few types of heirloom beans, too, outrageously hued varieties...
A rare 100-point wine
A rare 100-point wine

It isn't often that I award a wine a perfect score of 100 points. I don't keep track, but over the past 25 years and the thousands of wine samples that have crossed my desk, I'd guess I've unloaded a 100-point rating a dozen times -- two dozen at most. I remember a vintage of the Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico from Italy and the Stelling Vineyard Cabernet...
More Stories