Vancouver is known for its abundance of sushi and coffee joints along with cupcake shops, unique diners, and locavore cuisine but the Quebec-classic poutine is bursting onto the scene. A staple at Fritz European Fry House and La Belle Patate, more restaurants are adding the french fry, cheese curd, and gravy-covered combo to their menus. As such, Vancouver is hosting its first Festival de la Poutine next month, presented by Francouver.
What Festival de la Poutine
Where Hellenic Community Center, 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver
When Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 12:00pm
Cost Free admission for everyone until 5:30pm. $20 for the evening events starting at 6:00pm. Tickets are available for a “Poutine Crawl” around Vancouver on the same day.
Starting at noon there will be activities for families (a kids section, temporary tattoos, battle of the bands) and plenty of home-made poutine to sample. Amateur cooks can also enter their poutine recipes into a competition. After 6:00pm (until late) there will be concerts, a live DJ, dancing, and still more poutine.