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Poutine et La Verdure

Posted by Alanah / August 16, 2007

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La Banquise was rated the number one poutine spot in the Mirror's Best of Montreal (or as I tend to call the annual poll, Montreal's Most Obvious.) The colourful resto on Rachel is no secret - it is a 24-hour-a-day homage to poutine, with 22 different flavours on the menu.

I experimented with the végé version, topped with sautéed onions, mushrooms and green peppers. The veggies added a little crunchy freshness and looked lovely set against the grassy slopes at Parc Lafontaine. I'm still not entirely sure that I condone tampering with the sacred poutine trinity of fries, curds and gravy, but poutine in the park was a hands-down winner.

This Sunday, you can take your pout across the street and catch Bombolessé at 8pm in Parc Lafontaine's open air Théatre La Verdure. The band always seems to get billed as Brazilian although only one of the seven musicians actually comes from that country - the others are from Cuba, Haiti, France, Spain and Québec. Their music has a gleeful Latino-Québecois sound and they promise that their trilingual set will "get thinkers to dance and dancers to think."

That last claim makes me wonder whether I’ll be spending the evening shaking my poutine-filled belly in bare feet on the grass or end up sprawled contemplatively on a picnic blanket under a nighttime-in-the-city sky. Either option sounds pretty good to me.

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