I am currently in Toronto, Ontario. This is my first trip to Canada (aside from the Canadian side of Niagra Falls, which I am told doesn’t really count), and as my travel partner and I were discussing things on our to-do lists for the trip, I told her the only thing I want to do while we are here is try Poutine.
I have a few friends on Twitter that have mentioned Poutine and I have been DYING to try it…
My friend visits Toronto a few times a year but she has never even heard of it. The locals we’re staying with? They were all smiles when I mentioned it – they are fans.
After hanging out at Hotel Drake’s rooftop lounge Friday night, we headed to the Poutini’s across the street.
What exactly is Poutine? I have to compare it to something in the states, of course. I suppose it’s Canada’s answer to our Chili Cheese Fries.
Poutine is hot french fries, layered with fresh cheese curds and hot brown gravy. The gravy melts the cheese curds a bit…and it’s simply divine. I got mine with “the works” which was cheese curds, gravy, sour cream, chives and bacon. The person who made mine made a mistake and added two servings of gravy.
This was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten in my life.
I’m not even kidding.