What is La Poutine Week?
From February 1st to 7th, hungry foodies put their New Year’s fitness resolutions on hold to devour their weight in Poutine. 120 restaurants around Montréal will put their unique spin on Québec’s unofficial-official dish and serve up their signature creations in a friendly competition. All in a bid to take home multiple prizes in the categories of “The most popular poutine” voted by the public via www.lapoutineweek.com, “The Judge’s Choice” determined by a panel of “poutine experts”, “The Most Outrageous” and “the Most Creative”.
Because You Deserve it
As a global community facing unprecedented times, La Poutine Week sets out to unite foodies over the mutual love of poutine. As La Poutine Week co-founder Na’eem Adam explains
“This year, more than ever, every poutine that will be consumed becomes a mark of loyalty – for restaurants, for us, for our community. We are here to support our restaurants by driving sales through a national platform that celebrates our most recognized and beloved dish. The restaurant industry and the foodie community need good news, and La Poutine Week is one of them.”
As in-person dining is not currently possible, La Poutine Week has partnered with SkipTheDishes as a way to get poutines to you, the poutine-loving public. Skip will be available to deliver past the imposed 8pm curfew and as a bonus, they are offering FREE delivery from all participating restaurants until February 8th!
Poutine for a Cause
For the third year in a row, La Poutine Week is proudly giving back to a cause that they strongly support. One dollar from every poutine sold at participating restaurants will be donated to Anorexia and Bulimia Québec (ANEB), an organization that guarantees free, immediate and specialized help to people with an eating disorder and their loved ones.
Biggest Poutine Festival in the World
2021 marks the ninth edition of this week-long festival dedicated to this delicious dish and hailed as the largest poutine festival in the world, and for good reason! This year La Poutine Week will be taking place across eight provinces, including Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick! With over 700 participating restaurants, across Canada.
Get the stretchy pants ready because here’s a sneak peak at some of the poutines not to be missed!
Le Gras Dur (Chez Maamm Bolduc)
Previous winner of La Poutine Week introduces their rendition of a “Surf and Turf” called the “Poutine Terre et Mer”. Golden French fries, topped with a perfectly grilled beef skirt steak, garlic shrimp covered with a peppercorn sauce and cheese curds. It’s practically three meals in one!
La Belle Tonki
The Kimcheesey is a play on words and Québecois and Asian fusion. Fries, cheese curds, "Spicy Ramen Challenge" cheese sauce, kimchi, homemade sweet and sour sauce and chicken popcorn. A vegetarian option with tofu popcorn will be available as well.
If you’re looking the ultimate poutine to indulge in this week, check out the pulled duck poutine from Dame Tartine - Pulled duck served with pickles and caramelized onions, served on a base of seasoned potato cubes and cheese curds with duck and gin demi-glace. All garnished with a poached egg and pomegranate.
Famous for the shawarma and legendary garlic potatoes, Boustan’s Poutine Gros Big will help you keep you and your friends social distanced! Made with garlic potatoes, cheese curds, poutine sauce, chicken shawarma, chicken-made bacon, marinated turnips, pepperoncini and a generous scoop of garlic sauce!
Always stepping up their yearly poutine entry, Pub McCarold introduces the Black Velvet Baby Back poutine in 2021. Boneless ribs in a decadent Guinness and Cider sauce, topped with grilled and marinated red cabbage with green onions served with a generous portion of house fries and cheese curds.
For more information regarding La Poutine Week, please visit http://www.lapoutineweek.com.