Like your poutine all jazzed up? Lucky's Food Truck gives an elegant French spin to Quebec's number one comfort food in its Poutine Week special, La Fameuse. Foie gras and red wine sauce stands in place of the ubiquitous brown gravy, melding harmoniously with the caramelized onions and duck confit.
The julienned fries soaked up the rich jus without turning soggy, and the cheese curds nested amidst were squeaky fresh and softened by the heat. Even the waffle-like garnish added a delicious crunch and sweetness to the creation.
Aside from the variety of specials on offer (how about a breakfast poutine with hollandaise and a fried egg (Faberge) or General Tao chicken-topped concotion from Poutineville?), I like the fact that participating restaurants are offering $5 sampler-sized portions during Poutine Week. My arteries are clogging up as I eat my way through Montreal's best poutines, but at least the damage won't be as bad this way.
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