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La Belle Patate

Posted date:  December 30, 2010


While home I was able to wrangle a side trip to Vancouver, Canada. Besides being one of the most gorgeous cities I’ve ever been to, and the place where I got to visit a dear old friend and a former student, Vancouver was also, more importantly, where I got the chance to sample poutine for the first time.

This is a dish normally associated with Quebec and is allegedly a bit hard to find on the west coast, but a bit of internet sleuthing led us to Vancouver’s own La Belle Patate. As illustrated above, there was also a smoked meat sandwich and a steamie — apparently also Quebec dishes — but the main event was fries, fresh cheese curds and gravy. Beer was also involved, specifically Quebec’s Fin du Monde:


The verdict? We all quite enjoyed it. The cheese curds had the requisite squeak, the fries were well-fried and crispy and the gravy well-seasoned and tasty. And perhaps most amazingly, and despite Att’s expression above, we didn’t even feel grossed out afterward.

La Belle Patate
1215 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada
(604) 569-1215

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3 Comments for La Belle Patate

All the wonderful food we have in this city and you ate that crud?

wow, finally a picture of the author behind this blog…and what do you know, poutine – probably the only thing we didn’t hit up on our last trip to Vancouver 🙂

La Belle Pattate isn’t quite as good as Fritz, which is a little further up on Granville.

Best thing about La Belle Pattate, as you found out, is Fin Du Monde’s for $5. One of the best beers coming out of Canada.

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