Griffith's Bacon poutine
Griffith's opened in Melbourne and I barely believed a restaurant would focus on poutine. There I saw a creative menu and good poutines with curd cheese. Mind blown. This is the bacon poutine and it could easily be something you'd see in Montreal. Great gravy and curd cheese super close to the real deal for one of the tastiest Melbourne poutine ever. Wavy chips is probably the most daring move away from poutine. I miss this place.
Is it a pout?
It's a real opinion of a real meal bought in a restaurant but not all restaurants labelled the meal as being a poutine and it's all in the spirit of discovery and fun. Some labelled the dish as "loaded fries" or simply with the ingredients "Chips, Gravy & Cheese". I wish everyone would try every poutine and all the close variations. For any chef or worries restaurant owner the best solution is still to do more research on poutine, its origin and the existing variations in Quebec. Otherwise the "loaded fries" label is a very polite way to tell that you're not going to have curd cheese, for example, even if it won't prevent a Quebecois from thinking about poutine while eating loaded fries.