I've always wanted to go to Pan Chancho, the bakery/café arm of Chez Piggy, my favourite restaurant in Kingston, Ontario. Both restaurants were owned by the late Zal Yanovsky, a member of the rock band The Lovin' Spoonful.
And there was poutine on the menu!
Okay, this had to be the oddest poutine I have ever seen. White and sweet potato fries, sitting in a pot, floating in a very nice gravy-ish substance. The fries were coated in cheddar and atop the pile were two nice, barbecued ribs. The waiter commented that every time he served this, he thought of Fred Flintstone.
I have to say it was absolutely delicious but impossible to rank on the usual five curd scale. I think I'll have to create another rating system for the more unusual and creative poutine out there. How about gilded curds? In this ranking situation, I'd give this a three and a half out of five gilded curds. Taste was great. But it kind of threw me for a loop. Maybe that was the point?
Pan Chancho, 44 Princess Street, Kingston, ON K7L 1A4
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