Vancouver Foodster 5th Annual Poutine Challenge

Welcome to the 5th 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 4-28, 2016.

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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 4 – 28, 2016. 

Here are the 10 Poutine dishes in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

 

Granville Island Brewing

Merguez Poutine

Merguez Poutine

Merguez Poutine with Garlic Confit Gravy | straight cut fries, merguez, Canadian cheese curds, pickled pearl onions, lotus root, and green onions.

Price: $13

Description: This poutine created with the West Coast approach and Vancouver with its cultural diversity. I poached merguez from our partner Oyama Sausage with our roasted garlic beef stock and Infamous IPA.

Created by: Executive Chef Djaka Putra and Sous Chef Andre Cordeiro.

Offered: All the time

Granville Island Brewing

1441 Cartwright Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 687-2739

Web: http://gib.ca/

Twitter: @granvillebeer

Instagram: granvillebeer

 

Thai Confusion

Thai Poutine 2.0

Thai Poutine 2.0

Thai Poutine 2.0 with soft shell crab

Description: the mix of thai traditional curry flavour and the pacific ocean.

Price: $13

Created by: Tai Keattivanichvily

Offered: All the time.

Thai Confusion

117 West Pender Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 559-8385

Web: http://www.thaiconfusion.com/

Twitter @ThaiConfusion

Instagram: thaiconfusion

 

Q Shi Q Japanese BBQ

Kushi Q-Tine

Kushi Q-Tine

Kushi Q-Tine

Description: Grilled Foie Gras, Cheese Curd Infused Korokke Skewers, Duck & Dashi Gravy

Price: $11.00

Created by: Collaborative effort by Owner Duane McGaw, Chef Hiro Amano & Sous Chef Alvin Su

Offered: Dinner Service, Monday-Saturday 5PM onwards

Q Shi Q Japanese BBQ

159 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: 604-428-7744

Web: http://www.qshiq.com/

Twitter @QshiQJapanBBQ

Instagram: qshiqjapanbbq

 

The Copper Chimney

Braised Pork Belly Poutine

Braised Pork Belly Poutine

Braised Pork Belly Poutine

Price: $15

Description: braised pork belly, parsnip velouté, french fries, cheese curds

Created by: Executive Chef Jaroslaw Faryna

Offered: Lunch and dinner

The Copper Chimney

567 Hornby Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-689-8862

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

Twitter: @CopperChimney_1

Instagram

 

Smoke’s Poutinerie

The Hangover Poutine

The Hangover Poutine

The Hangover Poutine

Price: $9.49

Description: In addition to the Traditional Poutine ingredients of fresh hand-cut fries, cheese curd and our signature piping hot gravy, we’ve loaded the following ingredients on top to create the Hangover Poutine: Fluffy Scrambled Eggs, Double-Smoked Bacon, 100% Pure Canadian Maple Syrup, and Fiery Tabasco Sauce.

Created by: Smoke himself

Offered:  All the time

Smoke’s Poutinerie

942 Granville Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 669-2873

Web: http://smokespoutinerie.com/Locations.aspx?id=22

Twitter: @poutinerie

Instagram

 

Bogart’s Bar

Duck Confit Poutine

Duck Confit Poutine

Price: $14

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

Created by: Chef Pascal Morin

Offered: lunch and dinner service.

Bogart’s Bar

121 Robson Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 336-3578

Web: http://www.bogartsbar.ca/

Twitter: @BogartsonRobson

Instagram: bogartsonrobson

 

Dunn’s Famous

Montreal Smoked Meat Poutine

Montreal Smoked Meat Poutine

Montreal Smoked Meat Poutine

Price $13 (Poutine Challenge Special $7 after 5 pm.)

Description: Made with hand cut Kennebec fries, fresh Canadian cheese curds covered in our original BBQ beef gravy and topped with Montreal Smoked Meat. We make our gravy in house from scratch using roasted beef bones and our signature barbecue spice mix.

Created by: Chef Alex Brown

Offered: All day, everyday

Dunns Famous

827 Seymour Street,Vancouver

Tel: 604-682-8938

Web:  http://www.dunnsfamousbc.com

Twitter: @DunnsFamousBC

Instagram: dunnsfamousbc

 

La Brasserie

Truffled Poutine

Truffled Poutine

Truffled Poutine

Price: $9

Description: Kennebec Frites, Cheese Curds, Chicken Gravy, Truffle Oil

Created by: Chef Kai Sengewitz

Offered: Dinner, Late Night, (Will be on Brunch menu for sure, when we open Brunch)

La Brasserie

1091 Davie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 379-5400

Web: http://www.labrasserievancouver.com/

Twitter: @La_Brasserie

Instagram: labrasserievancouver

 

Golden Ears Cheescrafters

Farmers Feast Poutine

Farmers Feast Poutine

Farmers Feast Poutine

Price: $10.95

Description: Fresh Baked Fries with Bacon, Roasted Corn, Fresh made Chipotle Cheddar Curds, smothered in 48-hour Wheat Free Beef Gravy and topped with Green Onions.

Created by: Chef Chelsea Ferguson

Offered: All the time

Golden Ears Cheescrafters

22270 128th Avenue, Maple Ridge

Tel: (604) 467-0004

Web: http://cheesecrafters.ca/

Twitter: @goldenearscheez

Instagram: goldenearscheesecrafters

 

U & I Thai

U & I Thai Poutine

U & I Thai Poutine

U & I Thai Poutine

Price: $9

Description: A Thai poutine made with Taro and Yam with a yellow curry sauce and peanut sauce (served on the side), topped with coconut sauce and a teriyaki sauce and fried shallots.

Created by: Ui Ratsomjit

Offered: All the time

U & I Thai

3364 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 875-6999

Web: http://uandithai.com/

Twitter: @UIThai2

Instagram: u_and_i_thai_

 

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:

Sonia Beeksma

Weather/Traffic Anchor, Community Calendar Host, Feature Stories Reporter @globalbc

Twitter: @SoniaBeeksma

 

Sherman Chan

Food Blogger for his own shermansfoodadventures.com

Twitter: @Sherman38

 

James Chung

Founder and Editor @HelloVancity for his own hellovancity.com/

Twitter: @jlchung