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Haute Poutine

Posted by Hannah / October 24, 2006

apc.jpg.pngDuluth is usually quiet on Mondays. It's the day the chefs, servers and plongeurs rest after the Wednesday through Sunday food frenzie. But yesterday, beneath a scaffold wrapped in black plastic, well-heeled revelers drifted between the resto Au Pied du Cochon and the adjacent gallery.

They nibbled and sipped to celebrate the launch of owner and chef Martin Picard's new book, Au Pied du cochon, l'album. (Earlier in the day, the servers and sous-chefs could be seen flexing their muscles and unloading box after box of the book.) The book, launched in honour of the restaurant's fifth anniversary, boasts cartoons, photos, a DVD and recipes.

Picard is well known among the cooking crowd. After reading about Au pied du cochon in Gourmet magazine's special on Montreal, Nigella Lawson trucked on up to the city from New York for the day. But what's talked about most--and put Radio-Canada's hosts at each other's throats--is his take on Quebec's national dish: poutine au foie gras.

It's been called the most original culinary creation of the last half century. He's also been accused of diluting the province's culture. I've not tasted it yet, but my guess is you either love it or can't stand to think about it.

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OJ / October 25, 2006 at 10:10 am
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Interesting. I can stand to think about it, because it is poutine after all, but then the thought of it makes me gag. Once I'm done gagging, i become curious again...
Evelyne / October 25, 2006 at 07:32 pm
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The poutine is awesome, but does call for a long walk afterwards. I've also had the grilled cheese made with Pied-de-vent and foie gras, as well as the actual pig's feet. And oysters, and duck. Oh and the deer tartare. Not in one sitting, obviously. It's perfect fall food.
Peter / October 28, 2006 at 12:33 am
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It is the single greatest dish in Montreal. Aside from the Duo fois gras, which matches the poutine with a fois gras burger.
mathamore / November 26, 2006 at 07:50 am
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wow wow and wow the poutine was incredible , a big pinch of fromage en grain and then the fries, the foie gras poelé,the bbq sauce and at the end....the veal stock brown sauce...a very intense taste with a touch smoothness. i recommend it. but..... beacause there always a but its a little bit expensive.who care once in a wild.
golu dolls / March 22, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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Kanchipuram sarees / March 22, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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Kanchipuram sarees / March 22, 2019 at 10:26 pm
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Herbal Powder / March 22, 2019 at 10:26 pm
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