The Seaway Food Festival has partnered with “La Poutine Week” to celebrate one of our foremost national dishes
Cornwall, ONT., April 15, 2016: The Seaway Food Festival is proud to announce that the world famous poutine celebration is coming to Cornwall. “La Poutine Week” ‘s concept is pretty simple: local selected restaurants develop special poutine dishes and customers vote for their favourite one. Seaway Food Festival judges will also hand out awards for ”Poutine Of The Year” and the “Jury Award”. “La Poutine Week” will take place over five days from May 24th to May 28th 2016 in Cornwall (and Area) at each individual participating restaurant.
In four short years, “La Poutine Week” has become the most prominent and successful poutine celebration in the world. This year major cities such as Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Brooklyn (New York), Sydney (Australia), and London (England) have participated: “This is truly exciting for us to be able to bring such an exciting and engaging event to our community. By far we will be the smallest municipality to partake in this festival, but what the success of Restaurant Week and Summer Beer Fest has shown us is that it turns out we have a very broad, unique, and supportive foodie culture. For example, this spring we had the most successful Restaurant Week ever with over 2,500 meals sold! That accomplishment is a testament to the tremendous work our restaurants are doing and we cannot wait to see what they have in store for is with ‘La Poutine Week’,” added Seaway Food Festival Director Sebastien Manigat.
Some of the confirmed participants for Cornwall’s “La Poutine Week” are Deke & Squeaks Bar and Grill, Chez Liz, Winner’s Sports Bar, Truffles Burger Bar, Chef In A Bun, Sheep’s Head Bistro, The Village Diner, Nautica Grill & Wine, Jet Set Pub, Bar Q, Rod’s Fry Shack, Schnitzels, and Eight Zero Zero Resto Lounge. The complete list of participants will be announced in May. Restaurants who are interested in participating can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founders Na’eem Adam and Thierry Rassam started “La Poutine Week” in 2012 in Montreal. In four short years, what started as a fun competition between a dozen Montreal restaurants has turned into a global phenomenon. During the previous “La Poutine Week”, which was held from February 1st to February 7th, restaurants created over 170 varieties, registered close to 10,000 votes, and sold over 50,000 poutines: “We are beyond thrilled to be able to share our love for poutine with this community. I think the best part is seeing what the different restaurants come up with. We’ve seen Asian poutines with crispy egg noodles, desert poutines, breakfast poutines, and even poutines that had no fries! This has truly become an exercise in creativity for the chefs and the true benefactors are the customers,” said Thierry Rassam.
Obviously, coming up with a distinct, tasty, creative, and unique poutine is not a small feat, but it’s that kind of challenge that drives this event: “The wheels in my head have been churning for days now! We have some ideas of where we want to go and what kind of flavours we want to incorporate in our poutine… but you still want to make sure you create something that make the eater say ‘WOW!’ As a chef and restaurant owner, you always welcome these opportunities to showcase your food and your restaurant. We’re having a lot of fun with this and we are certain Cornwall will have a lot of fun with it too,” concluded chef and owner of Truffles Burger Bar Ahmad Mansorifard.
Please contact Sebastien (Mani) Manigat at email@example.com for more information.