The Esquire Restaurant is a small diner in Bedford. During poutine week, they offer a Philly steak poutine, which contains thin slices of steak, red and green bell peppers, onions, gravy, and mozzarella cheese.
I was disappointed that the poutine had no cheese curds, which were substituted by melted mozzarella cheese. It was almost too much cheese on the poutine. As I was finishing the poutine, a lot of the cheese had mixed into the gravy, making a cheesy sauce. I would have preferred cheese curds that would have kept their shape and texture.
The cheese issue aside, it was a great poutine. The flavours worked well together. Most poutines have a large mound of meat on top of the poutine. This did not, but that did not affect the taste or score. It was a correct amount of meat.
I would rank the Esquire Restaurant’s poutine third or fourth place out of the 11 poutines I tried.