Tuesday, 1 February 2011

When poutineries start being disrespectful to la belle poutine



Being in Manitoba, whenever you go to a local diner and ask for a poutine - you always get a monstrosity of a dish. Boring fries, leftover gravy topped with shredded mozzarella cheese or a mixture of various shredded cheese. As a poutineur, I've heard good things about Smoke's Poutinerie, as well as bad things. The good - they actually try to make a good poutine, the bad - they try too hard. Now they've done a 180 and are reminiscent of a Manitoba diner meets a five year old having fun with his meal.

For a limited time they have a QUATRE FROMAGE (Four Cheese) poutine consisting of a mixture of shredded mozzarella, cheddar, asiago, Monterey Jack aaaand Cheetos. To me, it's as if they got a bulk order of Kraft 4 cheese blend and didn't know what to do with it. Dear Smokes - poutine is supposed to have curds on it, not effing SHREDDED CHEESE! This is entirely blasphemous. What are you going to do next? Replace the hand cut fries with crinkle cuts? Probably actually. Thankfully there are no locations in Manitoba so I don't have to be near this abonimation of a mess that they call a "poutine." Oh wait... most diners in Manitoba already make a similar dish - but without the cheetos. What were they thinking with cheetos? That's life I suppose

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