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Poutine Review: Le Boucan

Le Boucan

Southern food isn’t my favourite, but this place in Little Burgundy does it right, and such comfort food is a beautiful thing on a cold snowy day. I love this place. Their bourbon cocktails are delicious. Their pulled pork sandwiches are delicious. Their mac & cheese is delicious. Their buttermilk pie is delicious.

Le Boucan
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Review: “English” Poutine at the Burgundy Lion

Burgundy Lion Poutine

The Burgundy Lion is a British-style gastropub in the up-and-coming Little Burgundy district of Montreal. The atmosphere is pleasant, though lacking the heritage character of the Dominion Square Tavern, my favourite gastropub in town. The menu has lots of British classics (Bangers & Mash, Fish & Chips, Chicken Tikka Masala), all served with a slight local twist.

They also have something called an “English poutine.” Unlike the “Irish Poutine” at McKibbins, which does not offer much in the way of Irish ingredients, this poutine is more coherent in its attempt at fusion cuisine. They use a classic British onion gravy typically reserved for bangers & mash, add a bit of Stilton if you wish, and throw in some traditional roast beef. The chips, however, aren’t exactly your standard thick-cut British version.

Incidentally, I always thought “Yorkshire Poutine” would make a good fusion food – those empty eggy popovers (AKA Yorkshire pudding) are just crying for some fries, cheese, and gravy to liven them up. But I digress…

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