Thursday, September 9, 2010

Restaurant Du Boulevard

The first poutine that Richard and I tasted at the Festival de la Poutine was the one from Restaurant du Boulevard.

The folks inside were busy frying in the back and piles of bags of curds were on the counter while the gals in the front were assembling the poutine.

Richard held up the poutine so we could record where each poutine came from.

This poutine had a tomato puree in their sauce, giving it a reddish colour. Apparently this version of the gravy -- an aurora-type sauce -- is unique to the Drummondville area and makes it sweeter than a regular gravy.

Richard was ready to try it and grabbed a fry.

The curds were plentiful, squeaky and fresh. Richard particularly liked the fries which were soft with a bit of a crispy edge. The different-tasting sauce was sweet and took some getting used to. It was a 4 (or maybe even a 4.5) out of a possible 5 curds. Pretty close to a 4.5 anyhow. Very good.

Restaurant du Boulevard, 1645, boulevard Lemire, Drummondville, QC J2C 5A5
Phone: 819-472-2122

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