It's as Québécois as it is Canadian, and as cliché as Mounties and beavers, but no matter how you feel about it, Poutine is one of our nation's signature dishes.
Years ago I went to the legendary Montreal eatery La Banquise for the first time on the suggestion of a local colleague. What ensued has been a life's work in gravy and cheese oriented potato achievement.
Each visit since I have returned to La Banquise to cross one more of the 25 poutine off the list. Here is how it has shaken out.
November 22, 2015 - Poutine La Mart
c.2009 - Poutine Veggie
Poutine Classique - c.2008