Today, hundreds gathered at Market Square to dig into some poutine!? As part of the Canada Day week-long celebrations, and in celebration of St. Jean Baptiste Day, several uptown restaurants and their creative chefs treated us to some very unique poutine tastes.? Though a difficult task, a panel of three judges (Shirley McAlary, Mike Hawkins, and Craig Pinhey) ignited their discriminating tastes and determined a winner and two runners-up.? The dishes were judged on taste, showmanship/presentation, and creativity.? Grannan's Restaurant walked away champ, with Britt's Pub & Eatery and The York Bistro + Pub, runners up.
Of course, the crowd had opportunity to sample these creations, and there were some interesting fusions…such as lobster, pulled pork, and turkey and cranberry.
Below are some photos from the event.? Thanks to all of the participants, and to the public who came out to the feast of poutine!