Poutine Centrale
By Valérie, Un style Impec

Innovating Poutine 

Poutine Centrale is the brainchild of Louis Bourgeois, his wife, and their two business partners. Louis, who has a number of restaurants to his credit, was charmed by the concept his business partners proposed and decided to join them in the adventure of opening another. That's how Poutine Centrale was born on March 28th, 2013 in the Hochelaga neighbourhood. About six months later, on September 18th, 2013, Louis' wife opened her own location in the Little Italy neighbourhood.

Louis and his partners, who have nearly 45 years of restaurant experience combined, wanted to create something different. Poutine is a typical Quebecois dish that continues to gain more and more followers worldwide. The idea behind Poutine Centrale is to adapt poutine to today's tastes and to innovate in this direction. The concept works so well that people come from all corners of the city and beyond to sample the restaurant's delicious creations. It is not uncommon for tourists to go out of their way to try the poutine at Poutine Centrale.

The business was taken by surprise during the last "Poutine Week." As it was their first time participating in the event, Louis and his wife were not sure what to expect. They were in for a surprise! During the seven days of the event, people from around the world lined up outside the restaurant to try their poutine recipes.

We know what to do with a potato. - Louis Bourgeois, owner
Poutine Centrale – poutine, beef, chicken, homemade pogos, fried pickles, coleslaw, Stewart's soda, Boréale beer, Cheval Blanc, Belle Gueule

Something for Every Taste

At Poutine Centrale, there are nearly thirty varieties of poutine as well as homemade pogos, sandwiches, burgers, and more. Really, there is something for everyone. The menu's star is the Jacqueline. It's a poutine that consists of fries, gravy, cheese, and chunks of bacon, sour cream, shallots, and cheddar. It's a real treat!

Poutine Centrale also offers a fried item of the month. That means that each month customers can try something out of the ordinary in fried form. For example, during the Scottish referendum, the restaurant served fried chocolate Mars bars, one of the country's specialties. The following month, pickles and fried cretons were on offer. But don't worry, those with more conservative tastes can stick to the restaurant's original poutine recipe.

Poutine Centrale – poutine, beef, chicken, homemade pogos, fried pickles, coleslaw, Stewart's soda, Boréale beer, Cheval Blanc, Belle Gueule

The Importance of Social Media

Poutine Centrale is very active on social networks. Whether it's Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, the owners of the two locations often interact with their online community by organizing small competitions or by simply sharing news about the business. It's also through social networks that they advertise the fried item of the month. The restaurant can be found by searching for the username Poutine Centrale on the various social media platforms.

With an original concept and one creation more delicious than the next, Poutine Centrale is not finished delighting people yet.

Poutine Centrale – poutine, beef, chicken, homemade pogos, fried pickles, coleslaw, Stewart's soda, Boréale beer, Cheval Blanc, Belle Gueule
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