Despite the horked up name of this establishment (dinerant? really?), The Original: A Dinerant, cooks up crispy fries, stirs up an interesting gravy, and hides orange cheddar cheese curds beneath it all.
My friends Andy and Lynda (the couple that had us over for the a Grey Cup party last year) are in Montreal right now, just coincidentally the week of this site’s launch.
I asked Andy before he left if he could do me the favor of taking photos of Montreal poutine, if he got the chance. Well, poutine is ubiquitous in its Quebec birthplace, and he delivered the first photo yesterday, which you can see above. Nothing fancy, just fast food poutine at Harvey’s.
I boldly predict (hope?) that Burgerville will someday offer poutine, with fresh Tillamook cheddar cheese curds!
And could there be a better accompaniment to a Grey Cup party than poutine and beer?
Last year Andy and Québécoise Lynda invited us to their Grey Cup party. The game was held in Montreal, and the hometown team, the Allouettes, made it to the final. We would celebrate Canada-style: with Canadian beer and homemade poutine.
This blog aims to review poutines throughout the city, and spotlight the best. We’ll also review menu items that I like to call poutinesque. Think C Bar‘s S.E. Poutin, Dot’s Jalapeño-cheddar Fries, Kenny and Zuke’s pastrami fries, or Oaks Bottom Pub‘s Totchos. All, in some ways, like poutine, but lacking or substituting a key ingredient (sadly, usually gravy).