Barbeque sauce is also really important. While I used a smokey Texan BBQ sauce when I made it, in Ottawa we used a sweet garlic sauce. The flavour was completely different, so choose your sauce wisely. In the end, my favourite dish of the weekend was a poutine with squeaky curd cheese, homemade beer gravy, caramelized onions & peppers, baked homemade fries, and our hero pulled pork.
The next morning we broke our fast at a French Bistro with handmade croissants and amazingly delicious jam. The French sure know their food.
Unfortunately, my morning shot of double espresso left much to be desired.