Eating comfort food reminds you of the way your parents cooked before they, according to some beliefs, became beings of pure energy. Take a bite down memory lane with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Poutine, Montreal Smoked Meat, Steamie Dogs, and More
A small, medium, or large helping of traditional poutine ($6–$10) consists of double-cooked fries dappled with cheese curds and a vegetarian brown sauce. Specialty poutines include the smoked meat poutine ($7.50–$11.50) and the All Dressed poutine ($11–$13), which piles mushrooms, green pepper, and pepperoni atop the classic fixings. Guests can also bite into a Montreal smoked-meat sandwich ($9) or a steamed hot dog ($2.50). Click here to see the full menu.
La Belle Patate
On his CTV News feature, La Belle Patate founder Mathieu Lott revealed he disdains the word "chef" and rather prefers his chosen title: Grease King. The name belies his and founder, as well as native Montrealer, Pascal Cormier's devotion to down-home cooking, a style that embraces the humble simmer of the deep-fryer over the fuss of candlelight, linens, and diamond-encrusted toothpicks. His poutine dishes inject three diner locations with classic Quebec flavour, layering hand-cut, double-cooked french fries with cheese curds and a ladle of vegetarian brown sauce.
At his original venue in Victoria, Mathieu and his staff put on a sensory show for guests at all stages of their poutine prep. Once the potatoes have tumbled in an antique peeler, they are sliced in view of the tables, then cooked twice in bubbling oil. Each of the three locations attests that its never-frozen cheese curds squeak when chewed, a noise that indicates their quality and desire to be heard. The poutine menu covers creative takes on the traditional curds-and-sauce staple, including an egg-laden breakfast poutine and a Meat Lover poutine with beef, bacon, and pepperoni. The kitchen also crafts handmade burgers, Montreal smoked-meat sandwiches, and steamed hot dogs to accompany the potato mainstay.