You don’t have to be from the Great White North to enjoy poutine. With crispy fries dotted with cheese curds and then slathered in gravy, this Canadian delicacy is a savory smorgasbord of diet-sabotaging deliciousness. Lucky for us Orlando locals, there’s no need to travel northward to partake of poutine; we have plenty of nearby locales bold enough to serve this iconic Canadian pub grub.
JOIN US AT THE 2ND ANNUAL POUTINE PALOOZA
While these fine establishments below offer poutine all year long, true connoisseurs will want to attend the 2nd Annual Poutine Palooza, held on Monday, May 22 at K Restaurant in College Park.
Created by Faiyaz Kara (Orlando Weekly) and Kristen Manieri (Orlando Date Night Guide), the 2nd Annual North of the Border Bash & Poutine Palooza is a charitable culinary event in support of the Kevin Fonzo Foundation, a non-profit devoted to growing the Edible Schoolyard movement in Central Florida.
Three of Central Florida’s finest chefs – Kathleen Blake (Chef/Owner Rusty Spoon), Andres Mendoza (Executive Chef NORMAN’s at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes) and Simon Zanotto (Head Chef Earls Kitchen + Bar) – put their thinking toques on and battle it out in the historic Poutine Palooza, an unmatched foodie event in Orlando.
Guests will get the opportunity to sample the classic Canadian dish concocted by each of the chefs, then vote for their favorite, along with a panel of celebrity judges. Attendees can sample Canadian beer, wine and whiskey as well as delectable desserts found only in the Great White North. TICKETS
WHERE TO FIND POUTINE IN ORLANDO
The Daily Poutine
Four unique iterations dot the menu of this poutine homage, including Classic (beef gravy and cheddar cheese curds), Italian (mozzarella and bolognese sauce), Latin (fried yucca, black beans, pulled pork and queso fresco) and French (mushroom cream sauce and gruyere cheese). They also serve Labatt Blue Canadian Pilsener, which is pretty neat.
Le Cellier Steakhouse
Offering two poutine options for lunch and dinner, the first is the Montreal Poutine made with Montreal-smoked brisket, French onion gravy, gruyère cheese, pickled vegetable slaw and mustard-beer sauce. Alternatively, you can order the Le Cellier Signature Poutine, which is prepared with Canadian cheddar, truffles and a red wine reduction.
Canadian Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase
North Quarter Tavern
Served during lunch and dinner, NQT’s poutine is made with duck gravy, smoked meat and cheese curds. Breakfast poutine is served during Sunday brunch (11am- 3pm) and is prepared with bacon, sausage gravy,
cheese curds, house fries and a fried egg.
861 N Orange Ave, Orlando
The Smiling Bison
Made with hand cut fries, mushroom gravy and cheddar cheese curds, this poutine is available for dinner and lunch. Also served during brunch with tomato gravy, cheese curds, farm egg and bacon.
107 Magnolia Ave, Sanford
KASA Restaurant & Bar
Served with pork belly, chorizo gravy, queso fresco and a 63-degree egg, you can snag this dish via the tapas menu during dinner or during happy hour for $8 daily from 5pm to 7pm.
183 S Orange Ave, Orlando
Firefly Kitchen & Bar
Four different styles served on the dinner/lunch menu, including one topped with with pulled pork.
Winter Park Village
480 N Orlando Ave, Winter Park
Available on the brunch and appetizer menu and prepared with two eggs, braised short ribs, apple-ginger braising jus and gorgonzola.
22 E Pine St, Orlando
DeVine Wine & Grill
Served on the shared plates menu and made with cheddar curds, braised waygu brisket, gravy, truffle oil and chives.
Alafaya Woods Blvd, Oviedo
The Dapper Duck
28 South Orange Avenue Orlando