Vancouver Foodster 4th Annual Poutine Challenge

Welcome to the 4th annual Vancouver Foodster Poutine Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their poutine into this challenge, most of the restaurants have created a special poutine just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their poutine on their menu from February 5-28, 2015.

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How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the poutine creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best poutine creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #PoutineChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite poutine creations – 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 3 restaurants or more to share and taste the different poutines or go solo or with a friend – just remember to VOTE for your favourites between February 5 – 28, 2015. 

Here are the 14 Poutine dishes in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

The Copper Chimney

CC's Butter Chicken Poutine

CC’s Butter Chicken Poutine

CC’s Butter Chicken Poutine

Price: $15

Created by: Executive Chef Jaroslaw Faryna

Description: tomato fenugreek sauce, chicken tikka, cheese curds, french fries

Offered: any time after 11am

The Copper Chimney

567 Hornby Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-689-8862

Web: http://www.copperchimney.ca/

Twitter: @CopperChimney_1

 

Nomad Vancouver

Crispy Duck Poutine

Crispy Duck Poutine

Crispy Duck Poutine

Price: $14

Created by: Chef Ryan Reed

Description: szechwan peppercorn gravy, black garlic and chili marinated squeeky curds.

Offered: nightly after 5pm

Nomad

3950 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-708-8525

Web: http://nomad-vancouver.ca/

Twitter: @nomad_vancouver

 

Linh Cafe

Poutine Breakfast

Poutine Breakfast

Poutine Breakfast

Price: $12,95

Created by: Chef Tai Luong Nguyen

Description: Poached egg, Swiss Cheese, Black Forest Ham, Peppercorn Gravy, Hand cut Fries.

Offered: Tuesday – Sunday for Breakfast, Lunch, Bunch and Dinner.

Linh Cafe

2836 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: 604-559-4668

Web: http://linhcafe.com/

Twitter: @LinhCafeVan

 

Jules Bistro

Alisa’s Poutine

Alisa’s Poutine

Alisa’s Poutine

Price: $12

Created by: Chef Emmanuel

Description:Inspired by Chef Emmanuel’s travel and fiancé – Thai-fusion poutine with house made fries and topped with Gruyere cheese and Thai inspired chilli.

Offered: Daily 11:30am – 10pm

Jules Bistro

216 Abbott Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-669-0033

Twitter: @julesbistro

Web: http://www.julesbistro.ca/

 

Bogart’s Bar

Duck Confit Poutine

Duck Confit Poutine

Duck Confit Poutine

Price: $14

Created by: Chef Pascal Morin

Description: Flavourful, mouth watering, perfect combination of meat,
cheese and gravy.

Offered: lunch and dinner service.

Bogart’s Bar

121 Robson Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 336-3578

Twitter: @BogartsonRobson

Web: http://www.bogartsbar.ca/

 

Ban Chok Dee

Thai-nado Poutine

Thai-nado Poutine

Thai-nado Poutine

Price: $12

Created by: Executive Chef Parinya and Chef Ladda

Description:  Tornado potato skewers with spinach-lentil-coconut gravy. Served with pork ginger rice balls and topped with fresh ginger, mint, basil, cilantro and roasted peanuts. Sprinkled with shredded lime leaves.

Offered: All the time

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

 

12 Kings Pub & Grill

Vladimir Poutine

Vladimir Poutine

Vladimir Poutine

Price: $12

Created by: Matt Hassen

Description: A Russian imperial poutine with Russet fries a creamy beef stroganoff vodka gravy, breaded jalapeños and fresh curds. Finished with a custom made Russian beet sausage by East Side Beer Food and dusted with Fiery Hungarian Paprika. Recommended pairing: Parallel 49 Russian Imperial Stout. Each serving includes a $1 donation to qmunity.ca

Offered: All the time

12 Kings Pub & Grill

395 Kingsway

Tel: (604) 558-1208

Web: http://www.12kingspub.com/

Twitter:@12KingsPub

 

Darby’s Public House

Yam and Bacon Poutine

Yam and Bacon Poutine

Yam and Bacon Poutine

Price: $12.95

Created by: Chef Sue Culm

Description:  Hand-cut yam fries topped with bacon and caramelized onions, melted cambozola cheese and our house-made stout gravy

Offered: 11am-midnight everyday

Darby’s Public House

2001 Macdonald St, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 731-0617

Web: http://www.darbyspub.ca/

Twitter: @darbys_in_kits

 

American Grille

American Southern Comfort

American Southern Comfort

American Southern Comfort 

Price: $13

Created by: Chef Jaspere Regalado

Description: Sweet potato waffle fries, Andouille sausage gravy, grated smoked cheddar, topped with a Sunnyside egg and green onion.

Offered: Lunch and dinner daily

American Grille

7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond

Tel: 604-232-2804

Web: http://americangrille.blogspot.ca/

Twitter: @GrilleYVR

 

Spencer’s Resto Lounge

Star Anise and Hoisin Beef Poutine

Star Anise and Hoisin Beef Poutine

Star Anise and Hoisin Beef Poutine

Price: $13

Created by: Executive Chef Tee-Jae Conwi

Description: Armstrong BC Curds, Spicy Sausage Chips, Eight Hour Braised Pulled Beef, Umami mayo

Offered: Tuesday – Saturday 2pm-11pm; Sunday and Monday 4:30pm – 10:30pm

Spencer’s Resto Lounge (inside the Delta Vancouver Suites)

550 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.899.3048

Web: https://www.deltahotels.com/Hotels/Delta-Vancouver-Suites/Restaurants-Dining/Spencer-s-Resto-Lounge

Twitter: @deltavancouver

 

The Belmont Bar

Vegetarian Poutine

Vegetarian Poutine

Vegetarian Poutine

Price: $12

Created by: Executive Chef Joel Ochsendorf

Description: Crispy herbed Polenta fries, white cheddar fondue, Miso onion gravy, fried parsley

Offered:Monday to Saturday, from 5pm until dinner service ends at 10 pm.

The Belmont Bar

1006 Granville Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 605-4340

Web: http://www.belmontbar.com/

Twitter: @BelmontBar

 

 Morocco West

W.T.F where's the fries Poutine

W.T.F where’s the fries Poutine

W.T.F where’s the fries Poutine

Price: $10

Created by: Chef Nourdine Majdoubi

Description: Marshmallow curd, nutella and orange blossom gravy, churro fries

Offered: Nightly everyday, and brunch on Saturday & Sunday

Morocco West

795 Jervis Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-563-8466

Web: http://moroccowest.com/

Twitter:  @MoroccoWest

 

Salida 7

Poutine de la Bravas

Poutine de la Bravas

Poutine de la Bravas

Price: $14

Description: smoked chorizo, charred-Tonato gravy, pepper aioli, cheese curds,

Created by: Chef Devin Blaney

Offered: Nightly after 5pm

Salida 7

52 Alexander Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604 569 3088

Web: http://www.salida7.ca/

Twitter: @salida7gastown

 

Catch 122

Fried Artichoke and Kale Poutine with Goat’s Cheese “Gravy"

Fried Artichoke and Kale Poutine with Goat’s Cheese “Gravy”

Fried Artichoke and Kale Poutine with Goat’s Cheese “Gravy”

Price: $10

Description: Vegetarian poutine featuring gravy made with béchamel white sauce and goat’s cheese

Created by: Chef Jason Vallee

Offered: all the time

Catch 122

122 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-731-3474

Web:  http://catch122.com/

Twitter: @catch122

Make sure you pick up one of the Poutine Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants. Remember to Vote for your favourites daily, all the voting details are at

http://vancouverfoodster.com/poutine-challenge/

 

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Tara Lee

Freelance journalist and broadcaster. Writer for Georgia Straight

Twitter: @VanGlutton

 

Sean Neild

Food Blogger and Photographer. Food Writer for the Eat St. blog on Foodnetwork.ca  and his own flavortownadventures.com
Twitter: @YVRBCbro

Alyssa Dawson

Lifestyle host and producer. Host at Novus TV, blogger.

Twitter: @AlyssaCDawson

 

Dennis Pang

Food Blogger for his own http://www.pangcouver.com/

Twitter: @DennisPang