I have a confession. I may have been holding out on you, Ottawa. I found another place that serves top notch food in your fair city over the summer that I haven’t told you about. Frankly, I am not sure why I haven’t raved about it here yet! I may have held on to this secret because … well , look at these pictures! Doesn’t it seem to good to be true?
Say hello to my new friend: The Potaco – a potato taco shell (latke style) filled with generous amounts of BBQ pulled pork, in house baked beans, cheddar and sour cream. A perfect marriage between taco and latke it was crispy, flavourful and filling.
The geniuses behind the beast above are from Murray Street. Right in Ottawa’s Byward Market, you’re only a hop, skip and a jump to great pedestrian shopping and even a farmer’s market.
Fully supporting the Ottawa locavore movement, they describe their philosophy as “a parade of muddy, plaid strewn, gumboot wearin’ farmers, whole pigs, lambs, rabbits and ducks in tow, trudging through a downtown Ottawa restaurant”. This means you’re guaranteed to get something fresh and innovative every time you go. Like Chris’ pick the Hasherole:
Served in a hot skillet, a poached egg tops a cheesy “casserole” of braised corned beef and potatoes. Don’t forget the bone marrow hollandaise!
What I love about this place is the thought they put into each and every one of their dishes. Even their charcuterie and cheese selections were colourful and divine:
We loved everything single bite! especially the smoked duck breast and the Tome de haut Richelieu cheese!
Overall we had a fantastic time at Murray Street. The food is exceptional and while some meals are heavy you can still taste that freshness that can only come from true farm-to-table. I can not wait to be back in Ottawa to eat here again.
Potaco, I’ll be back for you!