Thursday, August 21, 2014

My dreams of an all-you-can-eat poutine place came true with the opening of Poutineville Toronto!

Pountineville opened up its first location in Montreal back in 2011 and since then have opened up many locations throughout Montreal and Quebec City. Co-owners Kosta Kariotakis and Camillo Fresco decided it was time to introduce Poutineville to Toronontians, showering us with a menu of various poutine options that will cater to those who have a special place in their heart for squeaky cheese curds, crispy fries and hot homemade gravy.

Poutineville offers unique poutines to choose from or you can 'create your own poutine' which allows you to pick from a list of over 27 ingredients, 10 different cheeses, four kinds of potatoes and five kinds of sauces.  The options are endless at Poutineville and no matter what poutine you pick, you can be sure that all of the ingredients are of high quality using fresh Quebec cheese curds, farm-fresh local Ontario produce and premium meats.  For those of you who aren't a fan of poutine aka not a human being, can choose from burgers, sandwiches, appetizers, salads and flame-grilled items.

I was lucky enough to attend the media launch of Poutineville last week and I'm only recovering now from the week long food coma. 

Poutineville (house specialty) - $12
Hand crushed potatoes with fresh cheese curds and mozzarella, topped with our slow (8 hrs) home cooked braised beef and wine sauce

Montrealer - $12
Fresh crispy home fries with Montreal smoked meat, sautéed mushrooms, our home made poutine sauce with swiss cheese au gratin and a fried pickle on top

Filet Mignon - $18
Fresh crispy home fries, topped with cubed tender –AAA- filet mignon, sautéed mushrooms and caramelized onions, fresh curd cheese with a hint of blue cheese and our home made pepper sauce

Pizza Poutine - $13
Hand crushed potatoes with fresh cheese curds, sautéed mushrooms, green peppers, our home made poutine sauce, pepperoni and topped with mozzarella au gratin

 The Heart Attack – Over 15lbs – The Biggest Poutine in Toronto - $100
Fresh crispy potatoes, chicken, bacon, hot dogs, minced beef, ham, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, fresh cheese curds, & mozzarella with our home made poutine sauce

Vegetarian Poutine
This was a create your own poutine creation of sweet potato fries, black olives, green peppers, eggplant, roasted red peppers, vegetarian gravy and daiya cheese

Various cocktails made by mixologist Nishantha Nepulangoda, 
Wine from Coyote's Run and Steam Whistle Beer

I truly enjoyed every poutine that I tried and finally got out of the ‘classic’ poutine phase.  I usually only eat the traditional style poutine, but Poutineville really steps up its game and concocts such innovative poutines that I really can’t deny any of them thus far.  My favourite is the Montrealer because of the flavourful smoked meat and swiss cheese topping. The fried pickle on top is an added bonus.

The new Annex Poutineville location can seat over 100 guests and has a full-service bar, lounge area, banquettes and cozy back patio. Your poutine cravings will definitely be met here and luckily Poutineville is opened late for the bar-crowd who seem to always think that poutine is the best thing in the world after a night of drinking (I concur).

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