Saturday, January 2, 2010

Montreal Smoked Meat Poutine

The other day Richard and I headed over to Zellers in Hawkesbury.


Zellers is a chain of department stores across Canada where you can find almost anything...including a 50s-style diner tucked into the back of the store.


I really liked the way they displayed their condiments in mini-grocery baskets.


I opened the menu and look at what jumped out at me. Smoked meat poutine! I had to give it a try. (If you want to know more about Montreal smoked meat, click here.)


The waitress kept whizzing by but we finally flagged her down and gave her our order.


And voila, here it is! My first-ever smoked meat poutine.


It was pretty tasty. Crisp fries. But too few curds. The smoked meat was fantastic...thinly sliced, warm and spicy. I usually prefer a chicken gravy to a beef gravy but I suppose this went more with the smoked meat.


All in all, pretty darn good. It gets a 4 out of 5 curds.

5 comments:

Jack D'Mestiere said...

Yum! I passed on a poutine with goat cheese today--I don't think it meets the qualifications. If it had been goat cheese curds...

Ronna said...

Hey Jack: I think you should try the poutine with goat cheese just once. I'm curious...

Marcia said...

Me too... what do they have w the goat cheese? fingerling potatoes and bechemel? Sounds like a new level of poutine.

Alisa said...

poutine with goat cheese sounds interesting indeed.Great blog Ronna.I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide our readers to your site if you won't mind.Just add your choice of foodista widget to this post and it's all set, Thanks!

Canadian Tourism said...

Nice to see French-Canadian culture getting a blog dedicated to one of its best dishes.

You'd probably be interested in watching this video we recently produced about food in Montreal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzg7GfKnsd8

Bon Appétit!