We were so fortunate to have teammates who were born and raised in Montreal to have planned the itinerary for our trip – we were really able to get a true feel of the city from a local! And of course, going to Montreal meant we had to eat POUTINE! Those of you who don’t know what poutine is, its a distinct Quebecois dish that is composed of french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy – heaven! And where do you go for poutine in Montreal, well its “La Banquise“! The restaurant is open 24 hours and is deceivingly big with a large patio out back. The menu, all poutine, with many different variations. Which one did I get? Well the poutine called “Abreuvoir” – traditional poutine topped with a POGO! Yes, a Pogo, and if any of you have been to a carnival you’ll know what a Pogo is, a deep fried cornmeal battered hot dog. It was delicious! This alone was well worth the trip!