It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
No, not Christmas. Cheese curds! Because starting today it’s La Poutine Week. Which means that for a glorious gravy-covered seven days, participating restaurants will be offering special dishes of the most Canadian of dishes.
From February 1st to 7th, 16 restaurants across Toronto will be serving up delicious variations of our country’s favourite from as little as $10 (plus tax). You can share your photos on Instagram using #LaPoutineWeek hashtag to wind up on their photo stream. Heck, you can even download the app. And once you’ve tried them all – from Korean BBQ to Sunday Roast Poutine – you can go online and rate them.
Hey, it’s grueling work. But someone’s got to do it.
&Company Resto Bar – Beef Cheek Poutine
What’s better than regular Poutine? Poutine with gnocchi and red wine braised beef cheeks, that’s what.
Bareburger – Brisket Poutine
Hello, Montreal cheese curds, beef gravy, and brisket. Goodbye diet.
Baton Rouge Eaton Centre – Lobster Poutine
Chunks of lobster atop a pile of fries (with a lobster bisque to boot) raises this poutine to heady new heights.
Folly Brewpub – Duck Poutine
Duck confit, red wine jus, crispy duck skin, and onions all go into this special poutine. And the in-house marinated, herbed, Quebecoise cheese curds really top things off.
Globe Bistro – Beef Cheek Poutine
Going old school, this poutine combines ox-tail gravy, Ontario Stilton, onions and scallions – winning our hearts and bellies in the process.
Kitchen by Pork Ninjas @ Wenona Lodge – Porky Poutine
The carb contingents are made from double fried P.E.I. Russet potatoes, and are topped with pulled pork, gravy, and curds.
Kitchen on Sixth – Sunday Roast Poutine
Poutine is at the heart of this British family favourite – no, really. The home cut fries are tucked inside a large Yorkshire pudding, topped with braised steak and ale gravy and Stilton cheese.
Let’s Be Frank – Bacon Blues Poutine
Their signature poutine with a festive twist – crispy bacon bits, BBQ sauce, and green onions.
Long Branch Fish & Chips – Pulled Pork Poutine
The usual suspects, with tender pieces of pulled pork on top.
Pili Pili – Pili Pili Poutine
Beef mishkaki (skewer grilled marinated meat) with a spicy homemade gravy. So good they named it twice.
Poutineville Toronto – Korean BBQ Poutine
What would you expect from the Annex but a delicious Korean BBQ twist on classic with strips of marinated Angus Steak and signature sauce.
Prohibition Gastrohouse – Haute Poutine
This speakeasy ain’t so hard on the taste buds either – duck confit, duck gravy, and duck crackling poutine that lives up to its high-class name.
Tesla.Cafe – Short Rib Poutine
Braised beef short ribs, pickled red onion, and a red wine gravy. How will you ever go back to just standard poutine?
The Cure – The Brunch Poutine
It wouldn’t be Toronto Le Poutine Week without a brunch version of our favourite. Pulled pork, mozzarella, egg, and hollandaise sauce on fries is truly the breakfast of champions.
The Mess Hall Poutinerie – Chicken Shawarma Poutine
Everyone’s favourite drunk foods got married and had a baby. And it looks like Shawarma spiced chicken, tabobouleh, garlic tzatziki fries, and poutine all mixed together.
Victory Café – Victory Poutine
The recipe is a chef’s secret and he’s keeping his lips sealed – but you don’t have to. Try regular, vegetarian, or pulled pork poutine at the Victory Café.