Vancouver Foodster Poutine Challenge

Welcome to the 1st ever Vancouver Foodster Poutine Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to enter their poutine into this challenge, some restaurants have their poutine on their menus and others have created a special poutine just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their poutine from April 11-30th, if you don’t see it on the menu just ask the Manager or Chef and they will make it for you.

Voting criteria -  some things to help you judge your favourite poutine’s – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Get some friends together and make a night of it, visit 4 restaurants or more to share and taste the different poutines or go solo or with a friend – just remember to Bookmark this page then come back to VOTE for your favourites between April 30-May 6th.

Watch –> Richard Wolak interviewed on CBC News “Poutine Challenge”

Here are the 29 Poutine dishes in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Preston’s

Preston’s - Pulled Pork Poutine

Preston’s Pulled Pork Poutine

Cost: $12

On the regular menu: Yes

Specially created for this poutine challenge: no

Location: 1177 West Pender Street, Vancouver

Twitter: @dineprestons

Web:  www.dineprestons.com

Anatoli Souvlaki

Anatoli Souvlaki - Greek Poutine

Greek Poutine

Created by Chef Niki Charolobos

Description: Home cut french fries topped with zesty tomato sauce, Greek meatballs stuffed with mint and cumin topped with saganki/mozerella cheese

Cost: $13

On the regular menu: No

Specially created for this poutine challenge: Yes

Location: 5 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

Twitter: @AnatoliSouvlaki

Web: http://www.anatolisouvlaki.com/

Au Petit Chavignol

Au Petit Chavignol - Poutine

Poutine

Created by Joe Chaput & Original opening Chef Brad Miller of the Red Wagon. Now carried forth by Chef Jenny Shearman.

Description: Pommes frites, Québec cheese curds, peppercorn gravy (chicken stock based)

Cost $10.00

On the regular menu: Yes

Specially created for this poutine challenge: no

Location: 843 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver

604-255-4218

Twitter: @petitchavignol

Web: http://www.aupetitchavignol.com/

 

Memphis Blues

Memphis Blues - BBQ Poutine

BBQ Poutine

Created by Chefs George Siu and Park Heffelfinger

Cost: $10.50

Description: this dish features Memphis Fries w/ the all-purpose rub, slow-cooked pulled pork, mozzarella cheese, and topped with their signature Memphis Blues All-Purpose Barbeque Sauce.

On the regular menu: Yes

Specially created for this poutine challenge: no

1342 Commercial Drive, Vancouver; 1465 West Broadway Ave, Vancouver; 50-2443-161A St. (Granview Corners Mall), Surrey

302-18690 Fraser Highway (Langley/Surrey border in Hillcrest Village) Surrey

Twitter: @MemphisBBQHQ

Web: www.memphisbluesbbq.com

 

Hidden Tasting Bar

Hidden Tasting Bar - Butter Poached Lobster Poutine

Butter Poached Lobster Poutine

Created by Head Chef Matthew Richmond

Cost: $16

Description: This buttery rich take on the Montreal classic starts with twice-cooked potatoes; an herb oil bath followed by a flash fry balances soft insides with a crispy exterior. Atlantic lobster is butter poached to the perfect tenderness before it is paired with Montreal cheese curds and topped with a steaming tarragon béarnaise. The richness of the dish is perfectly balanced with a crisp shaved fennel salad with oranges, cherry tomatoes and refreshing orange tarragon vinaigrette.

On the regular menu: Yes

Specially created for this poutine challenge: no

433 Robson Street in The Westin Grand

Tel: 604.647.2521 –

Twitter: @HiddenVancouver

Web: www.hiddenvancouver.ca

Bob Likes Thai Food

Bob Likes Thai Food - Thai Poutine

Thai Poutine

Created by Chef Tai Keattivanichvily

Cost: $10

Description:-Taro root. Deep flied, thin sliced.(Vegetarian)

Ingredients: Deep fried tofu, Lime leaf, Chili, Lemongrass, Green curry sauce

On the Regular menu: no

Specially created for this poutine challenge: Yes

Location: 3755 Main Street, Vancouver

Twitter: @BobLikeThaiFood

Web: http://www.boblikesthaifood.com/

Red Card

Red Card - Poutine

Red card poutine

Created by Chef Kaede Elliot Hirooka and Perry North

Description: This is basically mulligatawny(no apple),  the curry spice level is quite mild and it balances well with a higher starch (sugar) potato. Curry powder, Fennel seed, Cardamom seed, Cinnamon, Coriander seed, Cilantro, Butter, Flour, Corn starch, Cumin, Carrots, Onion, Celery, Chicken thigh, Chicken stock, cayenne, Milk, Lime, Tomato sauce (anchovy onion garlic basil san marzano tomato), Garnish fresh cilantro, chili yogurt ( sambel, mint, citrus yoghurt s/p), Potato Kennebec, Mozzarella

Cost: $ 12

On the Regular menu: no

Specially created for this poutine challenge: Yes

Location: 900 Seymour Street, Vancouver

Twitter: @RedCard_

Web: http://www.redcardsportsbar.ca/index.php

Roaming Dragon

Indonesian Beef Rendang Poutine

Indonesian Beef Rendang Poutine

Created by Chef Tina Fineza

Cost: $8

Description: Fresh-cut Kennebec fries topped with cheese curds and 100% Heritage Angus Beef braised in lemongrass, galangga, red chili and coconut cream.

On the Regular menu: yes

Specially created for this poutine challenge: no

LOCATION: BURRARD & ROBSON (Weekdays 11:30-2:30, Weekend: Time/Location Will Vary, Catering)

Twitter: @DragonTruck

Web: www.RoamingDragon.com

The Charlatan

The Charlattan - The Poutine Grilled Cheese

The Poutine Grilled Cheese

Created by Chef Jeff Wilmott who is on twitter @CheffreyBacon

Cost: $10.95

Description: made with Parmesan crusted sourdough, hand cut Kennebec fries, cheese curds and horseradish gravy. and was created by Head Chef Jeff Wilmott. (Vegetarian)

On the regular menu: Yes

Specially created for this poutine challenge: no

Location: 1447 Commercial Drive in Vancouver

Twitter: @CharlatanVan

Web:http://thecharlatanrestaurant.com/

Coast Restaurant 

Coast Restaurant - Dungeness Crab Poutine

Dungeness Crab Poutine

Created by Chef Pedro Gonzalez - on twitter @PGonzalez77

Description: smoked bacon, shallots, white wine, heavy cream, béchamel, lemon juice, chives, Dungeness crab, cheese curds, sunny side up egg, Yukon gold frites.

Cost: $15.95

On the regular menu: no

Specially created for this poutine challenge: yes

Location: 1054 Alberni Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-685-5010

Twitter: @Glowbal_Group #Coast

Web: http://www.glowbalgroup.com/coast/

Society – Glowbal Group

Society Restaurant - Ultimate Poutine Supreme

Ultimate Poutine Supreme.

Created by Chef Alfred Contiga who is on twitter @AlfredContiga

Description: hand cut French fries, cheese curds, braised short ribs, chicken gravy, chive sour cream, house pickled jalapeños and topped with fresh tomato salsa.

Cost: $15.95

On the regular menu: no

Specially created for this poutine challenge: yes

Location: 1257 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Twitter: @Glowbal_Group #society

Web:http://www.glowbalgroup.com/society/

Tableau Bar Bistro

Tableau Bar Bistro - Poutine

Poutine

Created by Chef Marc-Andre Choquette

Cost: $6

Description: Kennebec potatoes fries, cheese curds, gravy (Vegetarian)

On the regular menu: Yes

Specially created for this poutine challenge: no

Location: 1181 Melville Street  Vancouver

Reservations: 604 639 8692

Twitter: @Tableaubistro

Web: www. tableaubarbistro.com

The Flying Pig

The Flying Pig - Pulled Pork Poutine

Pulled Pork Poutine

Created by Chef Erik Heck

Cost: $6

On the regular menu: Yes

Specially created for this poutine challenge: no

Location: 1168 Hamilton Street

Reservations: 604-568-1344

Twitter: @FlyingPigVan

Web: http://theflyingpigvan.com/

Pirate Pub

Pirate Pub - Shrimp & Bacon Poutine

Shrimp & Bacon Poutine

Created by Chef Rob Holland who is on twitter @bobbydutch

Description: Shrimp gravy, bacon bites and crispy cheese curds on hand-cut Kennebec fries.

Cost: $12

On the regular menu: no

Specially created for this poutine challenge: yes

Location: #1-1012 Beach Ave. Vancouver

Tel: 604.676.BEER (2337)

Twitter: @PiratePub

Web:  www.burrardbridge.com

The Kaboom Box

The Kaboom Box - Poutine

Poutine

Description: fries, Quebec cheese curds, our house-made gravy and green onions. (Vegetarian)

Cost: $6

On the regular menu: yes

Specially created for this poutine challenge: n/a

Location:  Granville St., just north of Robson, on the west side of the street. In a bright red food cart!

Twitter: @thekaboombox

Web:  www.TheKaboomBox.com

Local Kits

Local Kits - Poutine

Poutine

Created by Chef Chris Mills

Description: With Quebec cheese curds and miso gravy (Vegetarian)

Note:  The miso gravy is made with a special blend of miso paste from six origins of the orient.

Cost: $ $8.50…but if you come after 10PM Sun-Thurs or Fri & Sat after 11PM it’s $4 on the Late Night Menu

On the regular menu: yes

Specially created for this poutine challenge: n/a

Location: 2210 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6K 1B5 (Cornwall & Yew)

Tel: 604.734.3589

Twitter: @LOCAL_Kits

Web:  http://localpubliceatery.com/

Gramercy Grill

 

Grammercy Grill - Duck Confit Poutine

Duck Confit Poutine

Description: Duck confit smoked cheddar bacon bits star anise black pepper gravy poutine

Cost: $9 for small and $14 for large.

On the regular menu: no

Specially created for this poutine challenge: yes

Location: 2685 Arbutus Street,  Vancouver

Tel: (604) 730-5666

Twitter: @gramercygrill

Web:  http://www.gramercygrill.ca/

The District

 

The District - The Full English Breakfast Poutine

The Full English Breakfast Poutine

Created by Chef Kenny Kyle

Description: Fried egg, tomato, bacon, baked beans, green onion, curds and house made gravy.

Cost: $15

On the regular menu: no

Specially created for this poutine challenge: yes

Location: 13 Lonsdale Avenue  North Vancouver

Tel: (778) 338-4938

Twitter: @districtsocial

Web:  http://www.thedistrictsocial.com/

Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar

Rogue Kitchen - Rogue Poutine Trio

Rogue Poutine Trio

Created by Chef Cory Chapman

Description: Rogue Award Winning Chili Poutine, CRANNOG BBQ Pulled Pork Poutine & FARMHAND Miso White ChEddar Poutine

Cost: $11.99

On the regular menu: no

Specially created for this poutine challenge: yes

Location: 601 West Cordova Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.678.8000

Twitter: @roguewetbar

Web:  www.roguewetbar.com

Tapanade Bistro

Tapenade Bistro - Poutine Bolognese

Poutine Bolognese

Created by Chef Justin Cheung

Description: Handcut and twice fried Yukon gold potatoes. Canadian beef striploin bolognese, cow’s milk cheese curds, smoked paprika spiced pork rinds.

Cost: $8

On the regular menu: no

Specially created for this poutine challenge: yes

Location: 3711 Bayview Street, Richmond

Tel: (604) 275-5188

Twitter: @tapenadebistro

Web:  http://www.tapenade.ca/

Between Two Buns

Between Two Buns - Kennebec Kahuna Poutine

Kennebec Kahuna Poutine

Created by Chef Shaun Snelling who is on twitter @chefshaun

Description: Crispy kennebec fries, sweet and spicy albacore tuna, soft poached egg, avacado mousse and green onions

Cost: $9

On the regular menu: no

Specially created for this poutine challenge: yes

Location: 1271 Homer Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-336-4103

Twitter: @BetweenTwoBuns

Web:  http://www.betweentwobuns.ca/

The Five Point Restaurant

The Five Point - Carolina Poutine

Carolina Poutine

Created by Chef Zai

Description: house cut pomme frites, then add Smoked hand pulled pork shoulder (which is smoked in house), add Montreal cheese curds and topped with a Rum & Coke BBQ Sauce.

Cost: $11.95

On the regular menu: yes

Specially created for this poutine challenge: n/a

Location: 3124 Main Street, Vancouver

Twitter: @TheFivePoint

Web:  http://thefivepoint.com/

Mandalay Lounge & Steakhouse

Mandalay - Butter Chicken Poutine

Butter Chicken Poutine

Created by Chef  John Lim Hing who is on twitter ‏ @JohnLimHing

Description: house pommes frites, house butter chicken (chicken breast), Crispy fried shallots, Green onions, Fresh cheese curds

Cost: $16

On the regular menu: yes

Specially created for this poutine challenge: n/a

Location: 140-3900 bayview Street, Richmond

Twitter: @mandalaylounge

Web:  Www.mandalaysteakhouse.com

The Hog Shack

Hog Shack - Pulled Pork Poutine

Pulled Pork Poutine

Created by Chef  John Lim Hing who is on twitter ‏ @JohnLimHing

Description: Double fried, hand cut in house fries, 8oz of our signature Hog Shack pulled pork, House gravy, Fresh cheese curds

Cost: $12

On the regular menu: yes

Specially created for this poutine challenge: n/a

Location: 140-3900 Bayview Street, Richmond

Twitter: @HogShackca

Web:  http://hogshack.ca

Dunn’s Famous

Dunn`s Famous - Poutine

Poutine

Description: Cheese curds & Dunn’s special gravy

Cost: $6.99

On the regular menu: yes

Specially created for this poutine challenge: n/a

Location: 827 Seymour Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-682-8938

Twitter: @DunnsFamousBC

Web:  http://www.dunnsfamousbc.com

The Crab King

The Crab King Poutine

The Crab King Poutine

Description: Real Crab meat,Fries, mozzarella, and gravy

Cost: $8.95

On the regular menu: yes

Specially created for this poutine challenge: n/a

Location: 3540 Bayview Street, Richmond

Twitter: @thecrabking

Web:  http://thecrabking.com/

The Fray

 

The Fray - Duck Poutine

Duck Poutine

Created by Chef Benny Cheng – on twitter  @bcheng30

Description: Ground duck , Diced Portabello Mushrooms, Grilled red and green bell pepper, Hoisin gravy, Crispy vermicelli with Fresh herbs (Spring onion and Cilantro) and Pink peppercorns, Hand cut Kennebec potatoes, In house made cheese curd and White Cheddar.

Cost: $10.95

On the regular menu: no

Specially created for this poutine challenge: yes

Location: 3980 Fraser St. Vancouver

Twitter: @FrayOnFraser

Web:  http://fray.me/

La Belle Patate

La Belle Patate - Poutine

Poutine

Created by Chef Pascal Cormier

Description: Hand Cut Double Cooked Fries, Fresh Squeaky Cheese Poutine (Vegetarian)

Cost: small $6 – medium $8 – large $10

On the regular menu: yes

Specially created for this poutine challenge: no

Location: 1215 Davie Street, Vancouver

Twitter: @yummypoutinevan

Web: http://labellepatate.com/

Calabash Bistro

Calabash Bistro - Curry or Jerk Poutine

Curry or Jerk Poutine

Created by Chef Culin David

Description: fries, served with brie cheese & delicious sauce

Cost: $10

On the regular menu: yes

Specially created for this poutine challenge: n/a

Location: 428 Carrall Street, Vancouver

Twitter: @calabashbistro

Web:  http://calabashbistro.com/

 

Tweeting:

Include our twitter address and hashtag whenever possible in your tweets.

@VanFoodster #PoutineChallenge

 

Note: None of the restaurants paid us to be included in this poutine challenge. All restaurants were invited to participate.

By: Richard Wolak

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  • Matthew Crestohl

    Favorite Poutines:

    1- Prestons
    2- Dunns Famous
    3- La Belle Patate

  • vanfoodster

    Thanks Matthew however voting does not begin until April 30th and goes to May 6th. Any votes placed in advance won’t count.

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