The Orange Julep has been part of Montreal’s go-to culinary destinations for a long time. Where classic cars meet every Wednesday night, the classic orange drink is consumed by the gallons, and one of the most underrated poutine’s in the city, satisfies hunger like no other. Please take note: this is a place where a true poutine should not go unnoticed.
Fries: Perfectly fried to deliciousness, displaying a texture of semi-soft and crispy. These fries do not wither away in the gravy; they bind to the cheese, and give off a great classic diner flavor that can only be experienced here.
Cheese: Simple curds. Nothing our of the ordinary, but when mixed with the gravy, (insert lip smacking sound here). Stringy, salty, and complementing the flavor and texture of the dish, the cheese curds wonderfully play the classic part.
Gravy: The brown savory sauce that brings together the fries and cheese curds like Forrest Gump and Jenny. A great thick sauce that gives off an aroma that can only be enjoyed by those who take their poutine seriously. Smooth, silky, hearty, awesome.
The big orange dot viewable form miles above the air over this city is where many have come for years to experience a drive-in restaurant. Even though this really isn’t a drive-in anymore, the picnic tables outside remind us why we enjoy our food that much more between the sun and a bright orange ball in the middle of a parking lot. Needless to say, the Orange Julep continues to serve hundreds of customers every day who want a taste of all the things that make it what it is: a classic.
Note: To view Carole Spandau’s paintings, similar to the Orange Julep one above, click here.