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Duck Poutine at Prohibition

I won a trip to Toronto from a local radio station and part of the trip was an extra day of free time to sightsee. No sightseeing is complete without trying some new and different food!

Prohibition is a gastro-house on Queen Street East in Toronto. They have fairly typical menu items for a pub, but with lots of twists. Things like their Bison Burger - which gives you options like Black River Maple Cheddar or Ermite Blue Cheese!

One of their more interesting menu items was their "Haute Poutine" - duck fat fries, duck confit, marinated Quebec curds, duck gravy and red wine jus. Now, I can't say I'm as much of a poutine addict as I am for something like a donair or a schwarma, but something that sounded this unusual just had to be tried.

The smell when it arrived was breathtaking. I wish the web had a content-type for smells, I would have captured it and posted it and probably had your mouth watering as soon as you opened this page. The fries were crisp on the outside, and soft on the inside, just as fries should be. The gravy was thick, the curds were just about perfect, and the duck was... duck. I don't think I've ever had duck before this, and I'm going to have to try it again before I make a decision on whether I really like it or not. Don't get me wrong - the poutine was awesome! - but I'm not sure I'm going to go chasing ducks around city parks with fork and knife in hand anytime soon.

Next time I'm in Toronto, I'd go back to Prohibition in a heartbeat. There's too many amazing things on the menu not to!

Prohibition GastroHouse
696 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4M 1G9
(416) 406-2669


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