Saturday, February 14, 2009

Montreal Excursion for Poutine

Poutine is Canadian comfort food, originating in Quebec. It's french fries, covered in brown gravy and topped with cheese curds.

While in Montreal with girlfriends a few weekends ago, we hunted down this specialty. It sounded so over-the-top, we had to try it.

Most places were closed, and we almost gave up, but eventually we found the charming Maison Poutine, a tiny place, in a building over 200 years old.

After trudging around in the snow (Montreal in January is SO cold), we were happy to find such a welcoming place. And the food was great!

Our favorite part of the meal turned out to be the hot smoked chicken sandwich -- it was topped with caramelized pears, just enough brie cheese, and a tiny sprinkling of red onion, on crusty french bread. It came with a simple green salad on the side. And the poutine was served in a bowl.

Appropriately, we enjoyed our food while the hockey game was on in the background.

1 comment:

  1. Growing up in Buffalo there was a resturant chain called "Your Host" where friends and I ate often. The most popular food ordered was the frenchfries and gravy. Sooo delicious!!! We had a choice of gravies but it was the beef gravy that I enjoyed the most, and it did not come with cheese curds. Brings back some wonderful memories.