Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pierre's Poutine

This just in from avid poutine lover Barbara in Guelph, Ontario.

I got a small poutine from Pierre's Poutine in Guelph, Ontario and it was delicious.

It's probably on the expensive side, but that doesn't seem to deter the university students in the area. The place was packed to the gills during frosh week. Pierre works his own restaurant and stands behind his product...good stuff.

Pierre was telling us that the dude from Smokes' in Toronto came by to check out his place and he also raved about the gravy (and also tried to get the recipe!).

I don't know where Pierre gets his curds from, but they are the best I've ever had...squeaky goodness. I have to say again that this is some of the best gravy I've had, and it's soy! I personally like the fries crispy, but these ones aren't so soaked in gravy that they're too soggy. I would think that most people would rate this poutine a 5 out of 5...my husband said the it's better than the poutine you can get at most places in Quebec. Pierre definitely knows what he's doing here. The first poutine I ever had was at Mt. Tremblant in Quebec way back before it was bought by Intrawest and renovated. This poutine matches that.

Pierre's Poutine, 71 Macdonell Street, Guelph, ON N1H 2Z7
Phone: 519-341-9967
Click here to read Guelph Mercury's article about Pierre's Poutine.


Knatolee said...

Looks delicioso!!

Knatolee said...

And now he's famous for other reasons!

Anonymous said...

The poutine is great.
Fries are good on their own, not dried-out.
The standard "Quebec" poutine comes with a vegetarian-friendly gravy, which is nice.
The portions are gigantic (we could have shared the small one, the large is definitely for sharing).
The thing that'll bring me back:
the cheese curds are soft not rubbery.