By Benjamin Forant
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Meat, fries, cheese, gravy. A mixture far from being light, but so comforting. This dish is poutine, and it is honored at Poutineursnew restaurant in Caen city center (Calvados). Since May 4, 2022, 3 partners and an employee have been serving these meals of Quebec origin, to the delight of the locals.
“I traveled 2/3 times to Canada, recalls Zakaria. But it was in Paris that I consumed it the most, and that I thought it could be transposed to Caen. The man who is still a business adviser has therefore teamed up with two school friends to launch this project: Mathilde, who is in the same professional situation as him, and Victor, who is fully dedicated to the restaurant.
Zakaria’s observation of the commercial situation in Caen is simple: “In terms of catering, Caen is a little Paris. Everything that works well in the capital arrives on the Caen market a few months later. Poutine is booming, so we jumped at the chance, especially since I fell in love with Canada on my way there. »
The cheese comes from Quebec
The poutine is offered in several variations: ground beef, pulled pork with barbecue sauce, camembert… there is something for everyone. The only common point between all the recipes? “Our partners are located no more than 100 km from Caen, except for the cheese which comes directly from Quebec. »
Located right next to the Leroy tower, the premises chosen by the friends suit them perfectly. “We wanted to be in the city center, that suits us perfectly. In addition we are right next to where the market takes place, so it’s great for Sunday! “.
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