To understand what makes this a great smoked meat sandwich you have to know about its history and that comes with a lot of controversy. Many people have tried to lay claim to the now-famous sandwich but what most people generally agree upon is that they were Jewish and probably from Romania or Eastern Europe.
What many people will point to though as the creator is Benjamin Kravitz, who opened Bens De Luxe Delicatessen and Restaurant in 1910 in Montreal. Benjamin used a brisket curing method used by Lithuanian farmers. The first smoked meat sandwiches that he made were sold at his wife’s fruit and candy store. Every time the sandwich is brought up it is inevitable that Schwartz’s Deli in Montreal is mentioned, this might be the mecha of the sandwich.
A Montreal smoked meat sandwich or if you’re in Canada simply smoked meat sandwich is it kosher-style deli meat but is prepared by salting and curing beef brisket with a spice blend. The brisket will absorb flavors for more than a week, then hot smoke is used to cook it through before the final steaming to completion step.
Smoked meat sandwich is served on rye bread and prepared yellow mustard. The meat is stacked high usually at least five or 6 cm high.
Our sandwiches are served with your choice of side salad, Kennebeck fries, or a bowl of soup. If you are feeling really adventurous you can try our smoked meat poutine. The poutine is made with fries, prepared mustard, gravy and of course cheese curds all in one amazing bowl, it’s taking two great Quebec dishes and combining it into one.