If the solstice usually only occurs twice a year, residents of the Laurentians and passing tourists do not have to wait that long to treat themselves to a “smash burger” break and natural wine, an unusual marriage In the region.

Open since September, Le Solstice plans to welcome foodies all year round in its charming little premises adjoining the gas station off Route 364, and very close to the Aerobic Corridor. Behind the hotplate or the cash register, it depends, we find Missy Tremblay, the owner, and her sisters who followed her in this restaurant project, a first for her. After learning in various establishments, notably at the Au Pied de Cochon restaurant in Montreal, and working in France as a sommelier in a Michelin-starred restaurant, she chose the Laurentians as her home base. With Le Solstice, Missy offers gourmet snack cuisine, but simple and relaxed.

The specialty of the place is the “Smash signature” double dumplings crushed on the plate, served on three brioche buns. The menu also includes a smash taco, a breakfast sandwich, fries, hot dogs and poutines as well as a few vegetarian options. As for drinks, the owner wanted to offer a selection of privately imported wines to take away. As the establishment has an alcohol license, it is also possible to accompany your meal with a margarita, a can of orange wine or a beer from the Herman craft brewery. The place only has two large tables, but in good weather, you can sit outside, or take your order to go.

Open Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Mondays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.