By Gordon Lambie
Sherbrooke’s Bouffe ton Centro downtown food fair fed hundreds on Saturday. The annual street festival, which turns Wellington Street North into a pedestrian mall, drew large lunch crowds within minutes of opening at 11am and continued to entertain throughout the afternoon and evening. More than thirty local restaurants and businesses participated in this year’s event.
Charles Picard-Duquette, co-owner of the recently-opened no-waste café La Buvette du Centro said that he is particularly pleased with having participated in the festival.
“It was a very satisfying first experience,” Picard-Duquette said, pointing out that the café’s kiosk served more than 1,000 plates over the course of the day. “Everything lived up to our expectations: the good organization of the Downtown business association, the nice weather (with the exception of one very light shower) and the welcome of the crowd. There was a lot of stress associated with our first time participating, but now that it’s done we can say it was a big success.