Tomorrow is Calgary’s inaugural Poutine Crawl. That’s right. People are going on a party bus to taste a dozen kinds of poutine at four different restaurants. Amazing, right? Since I can’t make it and my last poutine was from Costco, I thought poutine from The Brasserie in Kensington would make up for the loss since it’s one of the stops.
The Brasserie, from the owners of Muse, offers french-inspired bistro fare. They serve sandwiches, mussels and frites, and bouillabaisse. But I care only about the poutine, of which there are four varieties. There’s the classic poutine with gravy, fries and cheese curds ($12), pork hock poutine with duck gravy, foie gras poutine with truffle oil ($17.50), and a truffled porcini mushroom gravy poutine ($13.50). The foie gras feels like overkill and I’m not in the mood for pork hock. Mushroom gravy poutine it is. Read More
I have a few severe weaknesses when it comes to food. Bacon is one of them. Poutine is another.
For those who live in Canada and have never tried this high cholesterol treat that originates from Quebec, you MUST eat it or you cannot really call yourself Canadian. Made up of equal parts French fries, cheese curds and gravy, the poutine is one of the reasons why Canada is so awesome. In Quebec, the cheese curds are so fresh they “squeak” when you chew on them.
I am on the hunt for the Best Poutine in Calgary. Read More