La Poutine Week is now up and running from February 1 through 7. Presented by KINGSEY Cheese and delivered by GOLO, this flagship event for Quebec’s home-grown delicacy is now celebrated worldwide, with hundreds of restaurants taking part and tens of thousands of poutine lovers voting for their favourite dish! The biggest poutine festival is your chance to discover and rediscover poutine and its creative spin-offs.
La Poutine Week is a friendly competition, which first and foremost aims to stimulate poutine-based creativity and innovation, and enable people to discover new restaurants, and their chefs of course. Who wins? The public decides and casts their votes directly on the event’s website at www.lapoutineweek.com. The results are announced at the end of the week, once the votes have been carefully counted and scrutinized.
A jury will also give a prize in Montreal! The jury will select the best poutine among the top five poutines chosen by the public. The jury is composed of Bob the chef, comedian and spokesperson of ANEB, Félix-Antoine Tremblay, the general manager of ANEB, Josée Champagne and co-founders of La Poutine Week, Na'eem Adam and Thierry Rassam.
La Poutine Week is generously paying it forward
New this year: La Poutine Week is teaming up with Eating Disorder Awareness Week. For every poutine sold in a participating restaurant, $1 will go to Anorexia and Bulimia Québec (ANEB) whose mission is guaranteeing free, immediate, specialized help to people affected by eating disorders and educating the public about this complex issue.
For more details about La Poutine Week, and to see the list of restaurants that have signed up, visit www.lapoutineweek.com
—La Poutine Week