Sunday, March 25, 2012

Christine's Restaurant

On Main Street in beautiful downtown Alexandria, Ontario is a cute little joint called Christine's Restaurant.

It's open for breakfast and lunch only and closes at 2 p.m. We went for a late lunch so by 1:30 p.m., the place had emptied out. At noon it's hopping!

I ordered their small poutine. The fries were fab! The gravy was delicious and not too salty. They used real curds but I wish there had been a few more of them.

Still, the plate of poutine was pretty good. I'll give Christine's a 4.5 out of 5. A few more curds would have pushed them into the solid 5 category. Pretty darn good though!

Christine's Restaurant, 16 Main St. N., Alexandria, Ontario K0C 1A0

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Poutine in the Montreal Gazette

An article in the Montreal Gazette from March 17 about Smoke's Poutinerie spreading poutine goodness across the Great White North.
To see the entire article click here.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bistro Soleil Westwood

This review just in from my friend Susan who lives in Los Angeles, California. She's married to a Canadian friend of mine, so comes by her love of poutine naturally. And now they're passing it on to their daughter. Well done Susan! Here's what she said:

I finally tried Poutine! I had seen pictures of it on Ronna's blog and even improvised a version at home but now that I have had the real deal... WOW!
My husband, daughter (almost five years old) and I went to Bistro le Soleil in Westwood and tried the poutine Christine. It was amazing! Shoestring frites with a delicious cognac and peppercorn gravy and light as air cheese curds. They offer many other varieties as well.  

My next trip I will try poutine with mussels and maybe a poutine with merguez sausage. They even offer a poutine sampler! As I was leaving, a family arrived (obviously regular customers as they received hugs from the staff) and their little girl ordered poutine with broccoli.  I may have to ask for that next time too or maybe with spinach and garlic? 
 If you happen to find yourselves in my neighborhood stop by Soleil for a delicious treat! Happy Eating! 
Bistro du Soleil Westwood, 1386 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles California 90024
Phone: 310-441-5384
For a peek at their poutine ONLY menu, click here!!!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Frozen Poutine?

 Available in local Couche-Tard convenience stores in Québec... frozen, instant poutine, microwavable in 2 minutes.

 It has all the nutrition values on the back, so you know what you're getting.

 And it looks kinda good.

My friend Anthony over at let me know that it was a great idea...but didn't taste that great. Have any of you tried it? Lemme know!