Ottawa's Poutine Fest 2015 - Great Canadian Poutine Forkoff
April 28, 2015 at 9:50 PM
It's that time of year once again, time for the All-Canadian fork-off as we like to call it. We're talking about what is called Poutine Fest! There you will see many different chip stands offering many different types of poutine to try out and sink your taste buds into, and feel wonderful.
Poutine Fest ran from April 24-26, 2015
Poutine...in the classic way consists of fries, cheese curds and gravy. That's the traditional Canadian way to eat it. Of course, there are many different ways you can enjoy the food and have it your way!
So, to cover this year's Poutine Fest, Digital Mayhem Radio sent out myself (Lorrene), and volunteer photography support 'Ally' to come out and enjoy the meals, see the sights and taste the glorious food and have all that they had to offer.
When we got to Poutine Fest, first thing we noticed was the many different chip stands and the different types of poutine. We saw some Canadian Poutine Staples such as Smoke's Poutine and the green papaya and other ones we were less familar with such as Routine Poutinerie and Golden Fries.
Everywhere looked very inviting and had delicious food options to try out. The weather was nice and the streets were full of people enjoying poutine everywhere we looked.
So we decided to settle on St Albert's Poutine (above). I myself, had ordered the Wolf Poutine (pictured below). It consisted of fries, cheese curds, gravy, hamburger meat, pulled pork, and bacon. It was very full of meat and oh every bite was so good. Once bite and you want more. It was that good I kid you not!
Ally had decided to go with what was called The Canadian (pictured below). That one consisted of fries, cheese, onions, mushrooms, and maple syrup. It was quite good. Every bite you got the maple syrup and it was very yummy indeed!
After we enjoyed our meals we decided to ask people what they thought of the food and their thoughts about the event in general. Here's what they had to say for themselves:
Ally: "Really good. Wish I had more money to buy more. Smoke's is my favourite."
Judith (Photo Left): "wonderful. tastes so good."
Guild (Photo Right): "very good. nice and crispy bacon. good flavour."
Derek: "wonderful! I haven't had much poutine in my life. But this is very good."
Elly (photo right): "taste is pretty good."
Mark (photo left): "I have the sausage poutine and it's very good."
Lisa: "the poutine is very fine."
Danielle: "very good taste."
There were also live events happening while the event was going on, for example, live music. Each day was set up with different entertainment for people to hear and enjoy.
This Canadian Forkoff was a complete success. Definitely something worth checking out!
Take a look at our Gallery below for the rest of our Poutine Fest Photos!
Have you ever eaten Poutine? What would your ideal toppings be? Let us know in the Comments Area below!