Martin Picard, from Au Pied de Cochon, was the invited chef to La Festival de la Poutine this year.
His booth offered regular poutine, along with squid poutine (with squid ink gravy) and lobster poutine. (Salad was sold in each booth too but I didn't see anyone actually eating any!)
From time-to-time, Martin could be seen inside his mini-kitchen.
We ordered the lobster poutine and it was amazing. Just look at all that lobster!
And at $9.75 (compared to a regular poutine at $5.50), it was a real deal.
We gave it top marks, a 5 out of 5 curds. The fries had their skins left on them, making them very tasty. The gravy didn't have the tomato flavouring that the other poutines had and instead tasted of lobster. And the curds were plentiful and squeaky.
It was good to the last drop.
And best of all, I got to meet the man himself. What a fun guy!
Au Pied de Cochon, 536 ave Duluth est, Montréal, QC H2L 1A9