Poutine Challenge 2016 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster 5th annual Poutine Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver and Maple Ridge.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from February 4-28, 2016. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge.

Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: Sonia Beeksma, Sherman Chan and James Chung.

The Winners are:

1st Place:

Q Shi Q Japanese BBQ

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

Chef Hiro Amano & Sous Chef Alvin Su and Owner Duane McGaw

Chef Hiro Amano & Sous Chef Alvin Su and Owner Duane McGaw

2nd Place:

La Brasserie

Truffled Poutine

Truffled Poutine

Price: $9

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

Created by: Chef Kai Sengewitz

Offered: Dinner, Late Night

La Brasserie

1091 Davie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 379-5400

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

Twitter: @La_Brasserie

Instagram: labrasserievancouver

 

3rd Place:

Thai Confusion

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

Tai, Jessica, Mun, Joe and Stephen

Tai, Jessica, Mun, Joe and Stephen

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Poutine Creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

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La Brasserie

Truffled Poutine

Truffled Poutine

Price: $9

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

Created by: Chef Kai Sengewitz

Offered: Dinner, Late Night

La Brasserie

1091 Davie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 379-5400

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

Twitter: @La_Brasserie

Instagram: labrasserievancouver

2nd Place People’s Choice:

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Q Shi Q Japanese BBQ

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

3rd Place People’s Choice:

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Golden Ears Cheescrafters

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

 

Thank you to all the chefs and restaurants that accepted my invitation and featured the Poutine Challenge on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning restaurants to try their Poutine creations! See all the 10 Poutine Challenge entries here.

By: Richard Wolak