La Belle Patate
1215 Davie Street, Vancouver
Sometime, I think it's a sin to eat poutine, because of serious fat/cholesterol overload. However, this day was certainly an exception, because we ate it for national pride (oh the excuses just to eat unhealthy good food hehe). On Feb. 28th, 13.3 million people tuned in to watch the ultimate hockey game of Canada vs. USA for the Olympic gold. That day has also set a record, it's officially the most-watched sports program on record in Canadian television history. I am also 1 in that 13.3 million who cut my Seattle trip short, just so I can make it back for this game. Team Canada certainly did not disappoint, and we got our GOLD!! :D
In order to celebrate this historical moment, R and I decided to get some real Canadian food. Poutine actually originated in Quebec, so not only are we celebrating our Hockey Gold, we are also celebrating our first Gold by Alexandre Bilodeau from Quebec.
The poutine at La Belle Patate was great. You get loads of quality cheese curd and tons of gravy along with crispy fries. Since they are so generous with the gravy, I don't recommend getting take out, because you will be eating soggy fries if you live more than 5 min. away from this restaurant. Okay, now that I have sinned, I would like to do it again ;), so let's cheer on for Canadian athletes in the Paralympic games.