Chef Tim describes the pastires to patrons at Soirée Sucrée
Chef Tim describes the delicacies to patrons at Soirée Sucrée 2015

La Soirée Sucrée 2016 — Celebrating Barre’s Quebecois Heritage

Thursday, July 28, 5:30 – 8:30 pm 

For the last five years, as part of the Barre Heritage Festival, the Old Labor Hall has hosted an evening of food and music celebrating Barre’s Quebecois heritage.  For the third year, the celebration will take the form of a Soirée Sucrée, the perfect combination of sweet eats and sweet sounds.

Again this year, the Sweet Evening is sponsored by the Delicate Decadence Cake Boutique and held in honor of the late Chet Briggs, long time President of the Barre Historical Society, for the benefit of the Society and the Barre Heritage Festival.

The evening is divided into three exciting components—all for one low price.

French Dessert Competition

Judging at Soirée Sucrée 2015
The judges savor the contest entries.

At 5:00 pm, before the doors open to the public, contestants who fancy the quality of their French desserts will have their desserts judged by a panel of professional judges.

Here’s how to enter the competition:

  Pre-register online

  On July 28, bring your dessert to:

– Delicate Decadence (15 Cottage Street, Barre) by 4:30 pm, or

– the Old Labor Hall no later than 5:00 pm.

Don’t be late. No late entrants will be allowed to enter the competition.

French Dessert Tasting

After the judging, at 5:30 pm, the doors will open to the public. As with any good division of labor, the bakers have baked, the chefs have cooked. Now it’s time to make it all worth their while.

We get to savor the contest entries and additional delicious desserts provided by the chefs of Delicate Decadence, while we are royally entertained with a feast for the eyes and ears.

French-Canadian music performed by the Beaudoin Family of Burlington

At 6:00 pm, the legendary Beaudoin Family will entertain with multi-instrumental music, singing, and step-dancing,

To get a taste of the Beaudoin family’s music, check out this video clip, or watch this video of fun from last year’s Soirée Sucrée as the attendees worked off their pastries by learning to stepdance.

Tickets for Soirée Sucrée 2016:

  • Adults – $15 at the door, $10 in advance (plus $1.54 processing fee)
  • Children under 12 – $6

For more information, go to the Barre Heritage Festival website or contact them at