For the love of poutine

For the love of poutine

Ten chefs from local restaurants competed in the 3rd annual Poutine Cup at Fort Gibraltar late last month. The Poutine Cup was an opportunity for chefs to get creative beyond a regular basket of poutine – fries, gravy and cheese curds.

Cornerstone Bar & Restaurant walked away with this year’s honours with their winning “House Party” poutine offering. On top of a bed of fries and cheese curds, their poutine topping included Korean BBQ pulled pork, kimchi, tonkatsu mayo, cilantro, green onions and toasted sesame seeds.

Honourable mentions include Promenade Cafe & Wine with their “Ras El Hanout Pout” – Harrisa spiced fries, Moroccan style braised lamb, herb and butter roasted zucchini, yogurt and tahini sauce and orange dusted chickpeas. Mon Ami Louis featured their “Poutine Benedict” with hollandaise, soft poached egg, ham and fresh herbs. Finally, 529 Wellington offered their “529 Canadian Lobster Poutine” – Canadian lobster meat, lobster bisque, green onions, garden tomatoes, organic egg and Congac cream.

Rounding out the ten restauarants that competed in the 2016 Poutine Cup:
Sous Sol Osborne Village
Pizzeria Gusto
The Grove Pub & Restaurant
Rossmere Country Club
Era Bistro

Photos by Mike Macaraeg | Filipino Journal