I was just forwarded a link to an article about a restaurant chain in Toronto that serves exclusively poutine. Funny enough the person who sent it to me is a co-worker who lives in Toronto but spends every other month up in Montreal (lucky him!)

This place is called Smoke’s Poutinerie.

Poutine from La Banquise

Poutine from La Banquise

Anne Marie Males’ Review says: What you get here is a choice of 16 poutine flavours, ranging from the traditional (gravy and cheese curds only — $5.45 for the small which is plenty big enough and $6.95 for the large) to the exotic like prime beef with sauteed mushrooms and caramelized onions or the triple pork, with chipotle pulled pork, double-smoked bacon and Italian sausage.

Now I am not a big fan of this traditionally associated Quebecois dish…but I do get a severe craving maybe twice a year. So I am not the leading authority to give an opinion. You won’t find a food critique here because I just am not right now in the same town nor have I ever visited this restaurant.

BUT…I am miffed on 2 points.

  1. They claim to be ‘the first of it’s kind in the World to quick-serve such a broad choice of poutines.’ Ah Hello, ever been to Montreal. Ever been to Chez Claudette that has about 20 types of poutines. How about Maamm Bolduc and Patati Patata? And lest we forget La Banquise, the quintessential poutine quick-serve restaurant in Montreal with 25 different types on the online menu?
  2. Please take this with humor :-D. One more time boring Toronto has to steal a Quebec idea to help restore its social and food scene to make it more…palatable!

Please, no, don’t throw the rotten tomato at me!

ha ha ha…you missed!

(I have freinds in Toronto who read my blog, the joke is aimed at them…do not take offence lol)