Monday, February 1, 2010

McDonald's, Newfoundland & Labrador

Julia O from Labrador City in Newfoundland and Labrador is a big fan of poutine and discovered a favourite. Read on...
Generally, when a true poutine connoisseur hears about a chain restaurant offering the delectable fry-cheese-gravy combination that soothes the taste buds, the initial reaction would be one of skepticism. This skepticism, however, is generally not unwarranted due to the fact that most of the fast food giants' interpretation of a real poutine is lack lustre at best. McDonald’s restaurant however (yes, THAT McDonald’s) is the exception to this rule.


If you’re fortunate enough to live on the distribution line of the Québec portion of the McDonald’s delivery scheme you are in for a treat. Served in the proper Québec style poutine dish (a Styrofoam interpretation, of course) a bed of the ever-loved McDonald’s shoe strings are blanketed with a thick layer of genuine cheese curds. Over top of this is a coating of McDonald’s own brand of poutine sauce. This is where you really feel the parallelism and very little differentiation from one poutine to the next from this particular restaurant. A detail I feel is valuable to a perfect poutine, being slightly different from each to the next. With this minor detail being overlooked, McDonald’s definitely got their sauce recipe right and it is parallel to the sauce often used in an authentic Québec poutine.

This poutine is from the one and only McDonald’s location in all of Labrador, located in Labrador City, NL. On a rating scheme of a chain restaurant I would be inclined to give it 5 curds out of 5. Comparing it to any other poutine option I would give it 4 curds out of 5. It’s definitely worth a try if you are ever in the position to experience it, you won’t be disappointed!

Thanks Julia. And I loved that you photographed the poutine on the Labrador flag!

McDonald's, 90 Avalon Drive, Labrador City, NL A2V 2Y2‎
Phone: 709-944-2901‎

3 comments:

Ken Bowie said...

I'm gonna have to seek out a Mickey D's the next time I am on the East Coast!! We cant even buy Cheese Curd's up here in the Oil Sands of Alberta....very Sad!!!

Jack D'Mestiere said...

Very cool, Julia. I speculated that if any fast-food restaurant could pull it off it would be McDonalds. I did suggest a 1.5 curd penalty for the Scots name. Perhaps that's a bit harsh. Or maybe a premium curd should be added for geographic location...

joncas11 said...

Way better at Burger king!