Russian restaurant appeals to Quebec to help it master authentic poutine
It is not surprising that other countries of the world tried to recreate the favorite dish of Quebecers. Both a delicacy and comforting, for years restaurants outside the province have done their best to create something that could stand up to the real deal, usually failing in the process.
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You can only get authentic poutine in Quebec, there is no secret there. But who would have thought that other nations are actually begging our province’s guidance to create the ultimate interpretation of famous food?
Better yet, who would have thought that RUSSIA would ask for help from Quebec to create an incredible poutine?
Turns out there is actually a food truck driving around Russia, which exclusively serves typical Quebec dishes. The couple call the mobile restaurant “Poutinerie” and it’s probably the only one of its kind in the whole country. The truck visits various food festivals in Russia and is seriously launching a new culinary trend among a younger audience of Russians.
In fact, they are doing so well that they plan to opening their first standalone Quebec-themed restaurant later this year in Moscow.
The best part is that the couple are appealing to Quebec chefs to help them master the dish. Poutine apparently isn’t bad, but there’s one super essential ingredient Russia just can’t get its hands on: cheese curds.
Yes, a poutine is not a real poutine unless all the necessary components are present. The only problem is that Russian cheese makers have no idea how to make the elusive cheese curds.
Other than that, since the restaurant is probably the only place in russia that sells poutine, they are doing pretty well. Funny enough, they even have a famous menu item named after Russian President Vladimir Putin. He is simply called “Putin” for obvious reasons.
This tribute to Quebec culture in a place you would certainly love not expecting is certainly quite flattering. Who knows, if you ever find yourself in Russia, at least you know that you can have a dish that may remind you of your home. Let’s just hope they figured out how to make cheese curds by then.