This is our fourth Poutine Challenge featuring 14 restaurants in Vancouver, Richmond and Langley, that runs from February 5-28, 2015.
Participating restaurants are showcasing Poutine creations that were created just for this challenge and all will be offered in all of these establishments during the challenge period .
For our Challenges, we have 2 sets of winners. The People’s Choice winners will be selected by the public who are invited to visit any of the participating restaurants and order the Poutine creations and then decide on which ones they think are worthy of winning the challenge by casting their votes.
For this challenge we have 4 media judges and they are:
Freelance journalist and broadcaster. Writer for Georgia Straight
Lifestyle host and producer. Host at Novus TV, blogger.
Food Blogger for his own http://www.pangcouver.com/
These are just some of the unique Poutine creations in this challenge.
Linh Cafe: Poutine Breakfast
Created by: Chef Tai Luong Nguyen
Description: Poached egg, Swiss Cheese, Black Forest Ham, Peppercorn Gravy, Hand cut Fries.
Offered: Tuesday – Sunday for Breakfast, Lunch, Bunch and Dinner.
Created by: Executive Chef Parinya and Chef Ladda
Description: Tornado potato skewers with spinach-lentil-coconut gravy. Served with pork ginger rice balls and topped with fresh ginger, mint, basil, cilantro and roasted peanuts. Sprinkled with shredded lime leaves.
Offered: All the time
12 Kings Pub: Vladimir Poutine
Created by: Matt Hassen
Description: A Russian imperial poutine with Russet fries a creamy beef stroganoff vodka gravy, breaded jalapeños and fresh curds. Finished with a custom made Russian beet sausage by East Side Beer Food and dusted with Fiery Hungarian Paprika. Recommended pairing: Parallel 49 Russian Imperial Stout. Each serving includes a $1 donation to qmunity.ca
Offered: All the time
Morrocco West – W.T.F where’s the fries Poutine
Created by: Chef Nourdine Majdoubi
Description: Marshmallow curd, nutella and orange blossom gravy, churro fries
Offered: Nightly everyday, and brunch on Saturday & Sunday
Salida 7: Poutine de la Bravas
Description: smoked chorizo, charred-Tonato gravy, pepper aioli, cheese curds,
Created by: Chef Devin Blaney
Offered: Nightly after 5pm
The full list of participating restaurants can be found here
Voting: The public is invited to order these Poutine creations at the participating restaurants keeping in mind this criteria – originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste. People can vote the same day after trying the Chili creation and they can vote once a day throughout the promotion. People will be encouraged to Vote for their favourites from February 5-28, 2015.
With a smartphone, customers will be able to vote from their table in the restaurant right after they have eaten the Poutine creation.
We will announce the winning restaurants and their Poutine creations on March 2, 2015.
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Founded in 2009 by Richard Wolak, Vancouver Foodster is Vancouver’s premier online “Essential Food & Drink Intelligence” guide. The site offers expert advice on the hottest restaurants, parties, and openings this city has to offer, as well as the most interesting dining trends and newest cuisines and food around the region. Vancouver Foodster also runs a series of food challenges with restaurants and chefs throughout the year!