Monday, May 31, 2010
Lunch at Victoria Gastro Pub in Columbia, MD
Poutine- the word takes me back to cold nights in Montreal getting fat on fries smothered in beef gravy with melting fresh cheese curds all sticky and gooey when you pull the fries up one by one.
It's a lot harder to find places who serve this dish in the area, so when I read that Columbia, MD's Victoria Gastro Pub had a version using duck fat fries, duck gravy, pieces of duck confit, & gruyere cheese, it warranted a visit. While gruyere is no substitute for curds, the Victoria poutine is still pretty good. The duck gravy has a more subtle flavor to it.
While eating lunch there, I also tried the very rich lobster grilled cheese that had brie in it. The sandwich was so decadent.
I also ate their Snake River Farms Kobe style burger with mushrooms & truffle cheese on a brioche roll. It was one tasty burger.
8201 Snowden River Parkway