Cheese Curds Gourmet Burgers & Poutinerie offers four different poutines for the week. I decided to try the duck confit poutine. It consisted of pulled duck confit with a red wine sauce and caramelized red onion jam.
Duck is one of my favourite things to cook and eat. Duck legs are tough and stringy. In order for duck legs to be tender, you need to cook them at a low temperature for a long time (known as low-and-slow). Duck confit is a cooking process of cooking the duck legs in fat, traditionally duck fat. The duck on the Cheese Curds’ poutine was cooked properly; they were tender and flavourful.
I was afraid that the caramelized red onion jam was going to be too sweet, but it was the perfect amount of sweetness to balance the richness of the confit duck leg.
The sauce was similar to a poutine gravy, but added in the duck flavour. The sauce brought everything together by complementing the flavours and tying the dish together. No one flavour overpowered the other.
Cheese Curds has always been one of my favourite places to get a hamburger or a poutine. And their duck confit poutine did not disappoint.