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December 2009 newsletter

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2009 is coming to an end and what
a year it has been!

With financial meltdowns all over the world, confidences shattered in the stock market because of some fraudulent swindlers, and to top it all, the menace of a flu pandemic still hovering, it is time for this year to end.

Le Grand Lodge - 10ans

A Season of Promise

Yet many good things will be remembered for 2009 including the Grand Lodge’s 10th anniversary celebrations, and there is much to look forward to. In fact, Chez Borivage is inaugurating a new winter menu, our brand new website will soon be online, and although we are still waiting for snow to fall as I write these lines, the winter season is expected to be a busy one.

Indeed, the first snowflakes remind us that the Grand Lodge is close to several ski resorts as well as many snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails. Le Grand Lodge is therefore the best choice to enjoy winter time.


Save On Your Holiday Suite

Before heading to the slopes, you still need to organize your holiday celebrations. Along with our special holiday dinners, we have coaxed a very busy jolly fella all dressed in white and red, to join us for Christmas and help give our young V.I.P. guests a holiday they will remember forever. On the 31st, enjoy fireworks from your balcony as they light up the midnight sky above Lake Ouimet. There is still time to reserve your holiday suite at 1.800.567.6763. Make sure to mention that you received a copy of INFO GRAND LODGE and we will offer you a 15% discount on the rate of your suite. This offer is available until December 10th inclusively.

I look forward to ending this year on a happier note, together with you and yours, here at Le Grand Lodge.

Happy Holidays to all and see you soon by the fireside.

Michel Garnier

General Manager
Le Grand Lodge Mont-Tremblant

Chez Borivage Whiskey Bar
Chef David  

Chef David’s Recipe Corner

with red wine, fresh herbs and Laurentian smoked flavor garnish


• 1kg deer tenderloin with the bones


• Bones from the deer tenderloin
• 1 carrot, chopped into chunks
• 1 onion, chopped into chunks
• ½ branch of celery
• 1 tomato
• 500 ml of red wine
• 500 ml of veal stock
• 1 bouquet garni
• Salt and pepper


• Shiitake mushrooms
• Small onions
• Smoked bacon cut in julienne
• Sugar
• Salt and pepper


Remove the bones from the tenderloin.

In a large heavy saucepan on high heat, add olive oil and brown the bones until they are nicely colored.

Add all the aromatic vegetables and cook for 5 minutes.

Pour in the red wine, veal stock and bouquet garni (fresh herbs made up of thyme, rosemary, mint and coriander), then season with salt and pepper. Let the mixture boil until it reduces to 2 cups.

Wash the mushrooms and sauté with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper.

Cook the onions in water with sugar and fine sea salt. Let it cook for 10 minutes or until they are well caramelized. Then add the julienne of smoked bacon.

Place the tenderloin in an ovenproof dish, brown it on all sides, cover it with Dijon Mustard and cook at 400 F for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the grease from the dish then add the sauce and bring to a boil with the fresh herbs. Let the herbs infuse the sauce until the desired taste and consistency.

Place the tenderloin on a serving platter, garnish with the Shiitake mushrooms, caramelized onions and smoked bacon which will give it an unparalleled earthen smoked flavor.

Serve with a starch of your choice such as mashed potatoes with olive oil or a delicious gratin of two potatoes.

For the hunters, may I suggest you keep the bones and you will always be sure to have a delicious sauce. You can also marinate the meat which will add even more charm to the flavors.

Bon appétit !

Whisky Bar


Yves, your favorite bartender, has this different cocktail to suggest for your holiday guests that is sure to dazzle them:

In a tall shaker glass, add:
• 4 to 5 ice cubes
• 1 ½ oz of gin
• 1 oz of Triple Sec
• 2 oz of lemon juice
• ½ oz of grenadine

Mix well before pouring into a cocktail glass. Garnish with ½ slice of orange and ½ slice of lemon.



Here is a sampling of comments from our clients.
If you wish, you can share your comments on

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Ce que nos amis en disent

«  All the service personnel at the hotel were wonderful but I want to especially point out the excellent work of Gabriella (Receptionist). She made us feel right at home  »

« You have a jewel of a hotel. This winter we will be back with our children »

« We were loyal guests of Gray Rocks. Ever since they closed, we have been looking for another place to stay for our holidays. We have found it… Thank you to everybody  »


A Boost for the
Immune system

With winter at our doorstep, what better time to strengthen your immune system with a massage or reflexology treatment! Not only will you stimulate your blood circulation, relax your muscles, release the stress and fatigue, but you will be giving your body and mind a great boost, and will be ready to ward off anything that comes your way.

Our gift certificates, hand made soaps, exclusive line of Italian body and face products and our popular children’s line of products make great holiday gifts. Call us to find out more about any of them and we will be glad to help you choose the best gift to suit your friend, colleague, family member or loved one.

Happy Holidays and I look forward to pampering you.

Hélène Mouton - Massothérapie
819 425-5891
Sans Frais:
1 866 766-8866
819 425-9725
My Events

December 9

Olympic Torch Relay

Tremblant is proud to welcome the Olympic Torch Relay on December 9, in the morning, on its way to Vancouver, the host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. This is a unique occasion to be close to the Torch and to cheer some of our athletes.
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December 10 & 11

NRJ Volskwagen

The NRJ Volkswagen walk-a-thon, from Montreal to Tremblant, starts in front of the NRJ studios in Montreal on December 10th at noon, and ends at the bottom of the ski runs, 24 hours and over 135 kilometers later.
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December 11 to 13

The 24h of Tremblant

A marvellous mixture of fun, helping and skiing at Mont-Tremblant Resort. It's the 9th running of Eastern North America's biggest fundraising event: The 24 h of Tremblant. Come cheer on the participants or take part in the action yourself.
More information

December 19 to 22

Super Séries du Club de Ski

FIS Super Series race for young men and women ages 15 and over. More than 185 participants from Quebec, Ontario and the United States are expected to attend.

December 19

Demo Day

Everyone is welcome! The biggest names in the ski industry gather at the base of the South Side to let you try out the newest releases in snow toys and gear. If you like what you see, you can benefit from special promotional deals from boutiques in Tremblant’s pedestrian village. This is your only opportunity to try your equipment before you buy.

December 19 to January 3

Christmas And New Year's Eve Celebrations

Holiday magic is a tradition in Tremblant! Festive family fun with the Crazy Parade every night after a day on the slopes. Games and friendly competitions are on the menu.

December 24

Santa Claus is in town

Come meet the real Santa Claus. Presents and surprises for all.

December 31

New Year’s Eve Show

The holidays will be even more magical thanks to new entertainment and activities scheduled for New Year’s Eve! Come celebrate the New Year with shows on the slopes and in Place St-Bernard, including the traditional torch-lit run down the mountain, music, dancing, surprises and a dazzling fireworks show at the stroke of midnight.

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