12 Apr Visiting Hatch: Blue Caribou Canteen’s poutine
Sunday’s weather was alright and that, of course, was the best excuse we had to finally take a little walk and pay Hatch a visit.
I’ve had Hatch on my list of places to visit (yes, that list exists) since they first launched months ago, but to be completely honest with you, the weather wasn’t really cooperating, specially because I knew that most of the seats are outside and it’s that ‘outdoorsy’ vibe what makes this place truly charming (at least to me). Kinda like Grub.
So when we had 14 degrees and a not so gloomy weather on Sunday, we decided to pay the guys at Blue Caribou Canteen a visit.
If you’ve been with me for a while, you know I have a thing for loaded fries (exhibit A), so when I stumbled upon Blue Caribou’s Instagram page and read that they had “The best poutine this side of Montreal” I knew I had to try it myself.
They have four different topping variations. From your classic poutine, to a more asian take on it (you can imagine who decided we should try this one), they’re bringing you a good round of flavours to satisfy pretty much all tastes.
Gabs went for these and he almost felt guilty for eating almost all of it by himself.
I really liked the out-of-the-box thinking, since I’ve never seen a Korean take on poutine before, and enjoyed the variety of flavours and textures present on these.
G loved the kimchi, and you know that because he saved a really big bite for the end (anyone else does this for their favourite dish?). To me, it was a bit spicy, but what do I know? I can’t tolerate spice that well so I’m not really a good judge. Trust the man, he liked it.
When I realised out first pick was not going to be enough for me to have some, I went and ordered this reuben poutine and, I’m glad to say, I was not disappointed.
The pastrami was delicious, and the chunks of cheese were perfect. The thing that brought all flavours together, in my personal opinion, was that French mustard drizzle.
The skin-on fries were delicious, although I think I love crispier fries more, but that’s just me.
Overall, we enjoyed Blue Caribou Canteen (and Hatch), and we can’t wait to go back. Specially because I want to try ‘La P’tite Cochonne’ (which involved maple BBQ pulled pork). I’m sure this place will be even better in the summer, so when the sun comes out (if that ever happens) we’ll be back for more.
We also tried Marchador Tacos, and I’m preparing a quick piece on that foodventure to share with you, so make sure to come back next Tuesday. In the meanwhile, what are your favourite places to go when you want a ‘street food’ fix? What place should Gabs and I visit next? Leave me a comment or message me on social! You can find me on Instagram (@michellelovestoeat), Twitter (@mlovestoeat), and Facebook (@michellelovestoeat).
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