All hails Canada’s signature dish, this glorious combo of hot, salty, crispy fries with melty, gooey cheese curds and a rich, velvety gravy.
Arguably Canada’s best-known culinary creation, poutine is often what we eat to punctuate a celebration, and now Vancouver is set to experience a two-week, city-wide celebration of Quebec food.
The glorious combination of hot, salty, crispy fries with melty, gooey cheese curds and a rich, velvety gravy is what La Poutine Week is all about, and in 2022 the festival doubles with an additional week of deliciousness to mark its 10th anniversary. birthday.
The premise is pretty simple: eat poutine during La Poutine week and go online and vote for your favorites.
This event celebrating Canada’s unofficial national drunken food takes place the first week of February each year and features poutine dishes from restaurants and bars across the country. This year, La Poutine Week will last seven more days, extending – like a good cheese – from February 1 to 14.
Although the event is hugely popular in its native Quebec, the festival has steadily expanded nationally over the years with a few restaurants in Greater Vancouver and British Columbia signing up to compete. friendly – and tasty.
Last year, poutine lovers had a choice of 17 different poutines available at nearly 30 participating restaurants in Greater Vancouver during Poutine Week. This list included poutine dishes made with toddlers or topped with things like butter chicken or dry-aged duck. Whether loaded with shrimp or bacon or prepared like donairs…there are always plenty of indulgent and creative versions of the classic Canadian comfort food.
We can expect to hear which local restaurants will be participating in La Poutine Week in the coming weeks as the big week approaches. Stay tuned!