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Laurence Gagnon

owner/operator at Crepe Montange

PQ: What’s your food/wine philosophy?

LG: To eat in a balanced way.

PQ: One food you can’t live without?

LG: Chocolate yoghurt.

PQ: What food should people stop eating?

LG: Chips.

PQ: One food you avoided as a child and now love?

LG: What I didn’t like as a child I still don’t like.

PQ: Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

LG: I don’t eat food that’s too weird for me. But weird is relative.

PQ: Most memorable meal you’ve ever eaten?

LG: The most memorable meals I’ve had have been at my home on Christmas Eve with my family.

PQ: Exact moment you decided to become a chef?

LG: When I was 14, I worked on a fairground in a little village in France making crepes and waffles.

PQ: What’s your solution for a last minute meal?

LG: Go to Crepe Montange for crepes.

PQ: Best trend in food/restaurants?

LG: Fresh quality food.

PQ: Worst trend in food/restaurants?

LG: Deep fried foods.

PQ: Greatest professional moment?

LG: When I opened Crepe Montange with my husband, Michel.

PQ: Where would you go for your last meal in Whistler?

LG: I would go home to eat with my husband and children.

PQ: What brought you to Whistler?

LG: When I left France to move to the Rockies I fell in love with Lake Louise. We came to Whistler because it was 10 degrees warmer, close to Vancouver and is close to an international airport so that I can travel to France especially since I’ve had children.

PQ: Who has been the most influential person on your cooking/career?

LG: My mom.