What better way to embrace your Canadian side than to indulge in a hearty plate of poutine?
La Poutine Week is an annual poutine festival that runs all over Canada during the first seven days of February. Founded by Na’eem Adam and Thierry Rassam, they created Poutine Week as a way of creatively showcasing restaurants while simultaneously bringing palatable food to the community.
Starting on February 1st up until the 7th, over 250 restaurants throughout Canada will participate in the poutine festival, including three from Vancouver, and people get to vote for their favourite one. Previous winners include Le Gourmet Burger, Rubs American BBQ, and Taverne F.
The registered restaurants in Vancouver so far:
- Fable Diner with their Finer Diner poutine for $13, featuring a combination of fries, cheese curds, beef brisket, a piece of foie gras, and topped off with foie gras gravy.
- The Rise Eatery, offering up The Routine for $11, which has ramen ‘fries’, cheese curds, miso gravy, kewpie mayo, furikake, bonito flakes, and pickled ginger.
- The Canadian Brewhouse and Grill, presenting French Onion poutine for $9.99, a delectable mix of crispy fries, topped with red wine glazed, julienned onions, mozza and parmesan cheese. Topped with house gravy, thyme, garlic salt, parsley, green onion, and garlic bread wedges, how can you refuse?
It’s time to blaze a poutine festival trail — you never know what hidden flavours you might find.
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