Poutine for @DaveKnowsPDX – we joined the line out the door that apparently is always at La Banquise in Montreal, open 24 hours, serving 25 different kinds of poutine. It did not disappoint.
Makes me want to visit Montreal again . . . Ma-Am-M Bolduc, in particular!
Andy and Lynda are still in Montreal, and send me this lovely example of fast food poutine. The fine example above is from a chain called Deso.
Note the most excellent gravy dripping down the side of the styrofoam bowl and the bonus mayonnaises!
Andy tells me most of the cheese was on the bottom of the container.
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.
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.