Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Illinois Dean and The Quest for Poutine

Catchy Title. Rolls off the tongue. Squeaks like cheese curds on teeth. What!!! Melissa and I had dinner at a local restaurant tonight. On menu Poutine.

I had to give it a try. We had heard about this dish that supposedly originated in Quebec, Canada in the 1950s from some friends. We even had even seen it on an episode of No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain.

When the waitress set the dish in front of us, we were a little apprehensive. It kinda grows on you as you eat it though Melissa and I think we should go up north and give it a try. This dish is a regional take on the Canadian original which, is supposed to include real cheese curds. The dish we had contained shredded white cheddar cheese, fries, and beef gravy. After doing a little research this is obviously a low brow dish and some Canadians do not like to admit to eating Poutine.

1 comment:

Dina said...

lmao, I love it!