The week-long celebration of one of Canada's most beloved - and iconic - dishes returns next month to restaurants across the country, including right here in B.C.
La Poutine Week is set to return February 1-7, 2020, promising a "cheese, gravy and fries extravaganza" from coast to coast.
The premise is pretty simple: Eat poutine during La Poutine Week and go online and vote for your favourites. There will be a panel of judges who are choosing the best of the best, too, including judges selected in each region. All of the winners will be announced after La Poutine Week concludes (and everyone goes on a juice cleanse, presumably).
La Poutine Week has officially unveiled the participants for 2020, including the spots in B.C. who will be dishing up something special during the week.
There are only five spots in B.C. taking part, and of those just three in Vancouver, but that just means there's no excuse for not getting to all of the local ones if you're in Vancouver, Kelowna, or Victoria.
Here's the rundown for La Poutine Week in B.C.
Bells and Whistles: Pigskin Poutine
Slow-roasted pork, curly fries, cheese curds, peppered cabbage, shredded cheddar, pork crackling and housemade gravy.
Address: 3296 Fraser St, Vancouver
Moxie's - Davie: Three cheese, chorizo and madeira poutineChorizo, madeira gravy, 3 cheese blend, sautéed onions, topped with shaved Grana Padano, green onions, and sriracha mayo.
Address: 1160 Davie St, Vancouver
Pourhouse: The Philly Cheese Poutine
House made french fries smothered in gravy, braised beef, sautéed peppers and cheese curds, topped with frizzled onions.
Address: 162 Water St, Vancouver
Moxie's - Kelowna: Pulled Pork Poutine
Tender pulled pork, bbq beef gravy, Monterey jack cheese, topped with roasted corn and fresh scallions.
Address: 1730 Cooper Rd, Kelowna
BeaverTails - Victoria: Poutail
Fries topped with authentic Quebec cheese curds and a decadent gravy served on top of a BeaverTails® pastry.
Address: 602 Broughton St, Victoria