Crisp hot fries are piled high with bacon, peppers, mushrooms, onions, and cheese curds before being smothered in a hot brown gravy to recreate our favorite poutine from Montreal. Prior to our trip, I’d never even heard of poutine. (pronounced pooh-tin) As I was researching foods to try while we were in the city, I kept hearing about poutine and especially about a little restaurant called laBanquise.
As it turns out, one of my favorite foods we tried in Montreal was the poutine. You can buy poutine all over Canada, it’s available in almost every restaurant, and even the fast food chains serve versions of it. However, poutine loyalists and Montreal locals could not be more vocal over the fact the restaurant laBanquise is home to the best poutine in Montreal. I lost count of the number of people that told us not to bother trying any other restaurants, to go directly to laBanquise. To say that the city is proud of their poutine doesn’t begin to describe it.