Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Monday, September 26, 2016
Review courtesy of Matt, trying a poutine offered as a dessert. Here's what he thought:
Funnel Cake Fry Poutine (Dessert Poutine)
Funnel Cake Fries - Crispy exterior; fluffy, warm interior.
Cream Cheese Curds - Grated frozen cheesecake, melt in your mouth.
Butterscotch "Gravy" - Not too sweet, under fries.
Cinnamon powdered on top - not overpowering, base of flavour.
Raspberry Sauce Garnish - Provides well-needed colour, real raspberries (seeds), nice and sweet.
5/5 curds, left me wanting more.
The Iron Skillet Restaurant & Pub, 20 Balsam Rd. Collingwood, ON
Monday, August 1, 2016
Friday, July 29, 2016
Another Vermont-area review from Marcia. Thanks for this!
We were a little disappointed. The hand-cut “frites” were sweet potato (I love the fact that they are called “frites” on the menu), which didn’t have the heft or crunch to sustain the toppings, which included a small-ish schmear of duck confit (if you can shmear a confit, that is), as well as a gravy with “rosemary and candy cap”… being too embarrassed to ask what that was all about, we just ate it. Turns out that they are mushrooms (according to Wikipedia – “Candy cap or curry milkcap is the English-language common name for several closely related edible species of Lactarius; L. camphoratus, L. fragilis, and L. rubidus. These mushrooms are valued for their highly aromatic qualities and are used culinarily as a flavoring rather than as a vegetable.”). Well, we didn’t get the highly aromatic qualities since there was a lot of rosemary as well, but the gravy was very tasty... And the “curds” … again – Vermont cheddar, no squeak. But not a bad effort. We all decided if we went back to this restaurant, we’d explore the menu further and skip a poutine revisit. But, we all recommend that if you have a hankering for a more exotic poutine, you give it a try.
I would give it a 4 out or 5 curds
15 Center Street, Burlington VT
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Lucky us! Reviewer Marcia visited Vermont on a poutine discovery trip and found two worthy contenders. These are our first reviews from that state.Thanks for the reviews Marcia!
The fries were hot, thin and crispy with a hint of garlic, the gravy was (as they always say on the TV Food Network) unctuous, which is a fancy food word for thick, creamy and tasty. The ground lamb was great… but then there were the curds. Cheddar cheese! Poutine aficionados would likely have scoffed at them – no squeak to be heard (and it wasn’t just because the restaurant was extremely noisy)… they just weren’t the squeaking type of curd. But they were delicious… and the whole plate of poutine disappeared before the fries had a chance to get cold.
I would give it 5 out of 5 curds!
20 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski VT
Monday, July 11, 2016
Okay, now they've thought of everything! My friend Jen saw poutine flavoured sausages by Johnsonville in Newfoundland this week. I haven't seen them here but am anxious to give them a try. Anyone out there try them? Lemme know!
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Our reviewer Jack D'Mestiere was none too pleased when he spied this poutine.
His review is brief.
His review is brief.
If you would like to go to the only place that serves poutine where the cook apparently has never had or seen poutine, this is your place...
His rating? You guessed it. 0 out of a possible 0 curds.
I mean, come one, how could you even call this poutine?
Red Star Tavern, 503 SW Alder St., Portland, OR 97204 Tel: 503-222-0005
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Yesterday, we headed over to St. Albert, Ontario, to the St. Albert Cheese Factory.
Several years ago, the factory was destroyed by fire so it was rebuilt and they added a huge restaurant and gift shop.
It was Poutine Week, so we figured it was a good chance to try a few different pouts!
We missed the poutine eating contest by only a few hours.
Richard tried the Italian poutine which came with Italian sausage.
I went for the Montreal smoked meat poutine. The meat was delicious but for me, there was too much added smoked meat spice added on top.
Richard was shocked but I added a bit of mustard to the pout. That meat was great and it needed the hit.
Our final analysis? The fries were too soggy and not crisp enough. But the gravy was tasty and good and hot. And the curds? Best and freshest ever, natch. We gave them both a 4 out of a possible 5 curds. Extra points for the recyclable cardboard serving box. I guess that boosts them to a 4.5 out of 5.
St. Albert Cheese Co-op, 150 St. Paul St., St. Albert, ON K0A 3C0
Tel: 613-987-2872 Toll free: 1-800-465-1553
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Sunday, January 3, 2016
The first poutine of the year? A shawarma poutine at Big Boy Shawarma in Hawkesbury, Ontario.
My dining partner chose the somewhat healthier fare.
I threw caution to the wind, and tried Big Boy's shawarma poutine which is garlic roasted potatoes, chicken and beef shaved off a hot spit and melted mozzarella.
Okay, so it's not exactly a classic poutine. No fries? No curds? True! But it was darn yummy! I can't rate it like the other poutines on this site, but if you want something sorta, kinda like a poutine, that's very filling (two can share this baby), I'd give it a thumbs up.
Big Boy Sharwarma, 452 County Rd 15, Unit 30, Hawkesbury, ON