How often do you to visit spas outside of the city? Allow us to introduce you to Spa Balnea in the Eastern Townships – a beautiful outdoor spa with a private lake!
A few weeks ago, team Nudabite was on-site to check out Spa Balnea for the very first time for the exclusive media day. We Here’s the lowdown to answer any and all of your possible inquiries:
Été des Chefs Gourmet Food Competition
Since this year marks their 6th annual event for the spa’s culinary competition Été des Chefs, where various restaurants and their respective chefs, prepare food and wine pairings and compete for the winning title. Each dish is crafted with the spa in mind, so outdoor freshness is a key vision for these chefs and the dishes they create. The competition which features 10 famous chefs from Quebec has already begun, and will run every Sunday until September 6th 2015.
The following restaurants will be participating all summer long:
Charles-Emmanuel Pariseau of O’Chevreuil
Guillaume Daly of Soubois
Marie-Fleur St-Pierre of Mesón
Dany Bolduc of H4C
François Côté of L’Impérial
David Zaccardi of Bottega Pizzeria
Kimberly Lallouz of Monsieur et Miss Prêt à Manger
Jean-François Vachon of Thursday’s
Minh Phat of Orange rouge
Olivier Vigneault of Jatoba
As you can see, this competition is going to be a tough one. We still cannot pick a favourite dish, and we were very impressed with the wine pairings.
Spa Balnea has an onsite restaurant to satisfy your appetite – it’s amazing how hungry you can become from relaxing all day!
Guests were given the option to experience a massage by several of the massage therapists on-site. I was given 15 minutes of pure ecstasy and relief to my lower back, since it had been a particular kind of day. Lets just say that I melted into the massage table and forgot about my problems for a solid moment.
The spa also offers spa treatments and packages for several aesthetic services, including:
Spa Facial Treatments
If you’re planning on spending a full day at this spa, it goes without saying that you might be open to trying new things. While the nordic hot-cold track experience is the main feature for any spa, there are several other options that might interest you.
Standup paddle boarding
A movie theatre experience
Swimming (in the lake!)
You get the point. Check out their full schedule of activities online to see which ones suit your fancy.
Enter to win Spa Balnea’s summer contest giveaway by voting for your favourite restaurant online during the Été des Chefs event. The lucky winner will receive a 7 night #voyageBALNEA in a luxurious villa in Tulum, Mexico. They will also receive an annual couple’s Balnea membership and a culinary tour for two at the 10 participating restaurants.
So if you’re visiting the Eastern Townships this summer, be sure to stop by Spa Balnea. You won’t regret it – we promise.