My friend Peggi read a glowing review of a lobster poutine at a place called Petit Bill's Bistro in Ottawa. They call themselves "A French bistro with a Newfie accent." We decided to check it out.
Sure enough, there it was on the menu in the window. Lobster poutine!
So we ventured inside.
We decided to split the lobster poutine and also split a citrus salad. The server was terrific and had the 2 meals plated in the kitchen so there was no messy splitting of dinners at the table.
The salad was described as: Nutty Greens -- crispy baby lettuces, showered with pine nuts, sunflower seeds, orange supremes, julienne peppers, tossed with a honey-citrus vinaigrette. (Yum!)
And check it out. Lobster poutine! Homecut shoestring frites, lobster, shellfish butter sauce and marscapone cheese. Oh. My. Gawd. I don't think I'll ever play the tuba again. Or whatever. This was the bomb! Thank goodness we shared it. It was incredibly rich and incredibly delicious.
On my gilded curd scale (used only for unusual, high-end poutines), I'll give it a 5 out of a possible 5 gilded curds. We both loved it!
Petit Bill's Bistro, 1293 Wellington Street W., Ottawa, ON K1Y 3B1
Hours: Open daily, Monday to Saturday open for Lunch, Dinner & Afternoon Cocktail from 11:30 am. Open Sundays from 4:00 pm
Closed Holidays & Long Weekend Sundays
To see more, click on their website: Petit Bills Bistro