WHAT IS POUTINE EXACTLY? Well, Let me tell you!
Poutine is hot gravy and melted cheesecurds on fries. It can come with several toppings like bacon, onions and anything else (more cheese?) It is a very celebrated Canadian speciality that’s rooted moreso in Eastern Canada (Quebec, stand up!)
Anyone want to visit Vancouver? Let me know!
Attention poutine lovers of Vancouver, there is now a festival to honour the wonderful culinary delight. Francouver.ca is proud to present The Vancouver Poutine Festival on November 19, sponsored by “La Belle Patate”, Quebec Government and The Poutine Festival of Drummondville aka Poutine’s Motherland. The festival features an experimental poutine contest; open to all, family activities, a poutine crawl, open mic for teenagers, francophone concerts & more!
Like the food itself, the festival is meant to celebrate the warm and flavourful Quebecois culture. It’s an all-ages excuse to hang out with some good people, relive some fond memories and indulge in some of the best comfort food this side of the Gatineau. Grab a napkin and a friend and come see what all the fuss is about!
Poutine Festival info:
When: November 19th 2011, noon until late.
Where: Hellenic Community Center, 4500 Arbutus Street
How much: Tickets for the evening are $20/person and include all you can eat poutine: http://www.poutine2011.eventbrite.com
What: Daytime (until 5:00pm):
Admission: Free Family activities from noon to five including an *open stage* for teenagers, tonnes of children’s activities such as face painting, arts & crafts & abundant and low-cost good poutine for everyone.
Admission: $20/person at (poutine2011.eventbrite.com)
A guided “Poutine Crawl” in downtown Vancouver will take place during the day, from noon to 4:00pm, showing you secret pockets of the best fries, gravy and cheese that the West Coast has to offer. For the poutine crawl, tickets are $20 and sold online at poutine2011.eventbrite.com and include poutine tasting at each location! Details of the poutine crawl will be sent to participants prior to the actual event.
Evening (starts at 6:00pm until late):
Admission: $20/person at (poutine2011.eventbrite.com) The evening starts with a poutine contest including 10 experimental creations that you will be able to taste in limited quantities. The poutine contest will be judged by local food critics, restaurant owners, and various poutine specialists. The evening will also feature a music open mic, francophone music, karaoke & special musical guests. And the best part: as much free poutine as you can handle. It is open to everyone above 19 years of age as we will be serving low-cost beer & wine. There will be a dancing area.
What: Festival de la Poutine de Vancouver
When: Saturday, November 19, 2011 12:00 pm -
Sunday, November 20, 2011 2:00 am
Where: Hellenic Community of Vancouver| 4500 Arbutus Street| Vancouver
Phone: (604) 266-7148
How: Official Website
Tickets Cost: CA$12.00 – CA$25.00