Sunday, April 22, 2012


I love poutine.  Poutine is a fancy French Canadian word for french fries with cheese curds and gravy on top.  The caveat is that the gravy must be a beef based brown gravy.  Americans have picked up on this Canadian dish and is now selling it in different places around the bay area.  My first notice of poutine was at the Salt House in San Francisco.  Their version was a little too heavy on the salt for me (hence the name of the restaurant).  However, I was blown away when I saw it on the menu board at Scolari's.  Initially they called it fries with cheese and gravy and somewhere down the line they picked up the Canadian term and now use it.
Scolari's does a decent job on the poutine even though they technically don't use the cheese curds.

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