Just three simple ingredients: French fries, gravy, and cheese curds.
Canadian poutine is a savoury dish that's gaining so much attention, it has chefs all over the country striving to create the most amazing and unique poutine flavours.
This month, Yonge-Dundas Square welcomes back the Toronto Poutine Fest for its second year. From May 24th to 26th, poutine lovers can visit any of the 12 food trucks, which are coming in from across Ontario and Quebec, and try up to 50 different poutine creations! The festival is free to attend and is open from 11am until 10pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 11am until 9pm on Sunday.
If you missed last year's Poutine Fest, you won't want to miss this one!
Of the 12 food trucks battling to be crowned Toronto's #1 Poutine, you'll find Big D's Dog House & Poutine Emporium from Kanata, The Lobster Limo from Kitchener, Le Smoking BBQ from Montreal, and Wickedly Sinful from Toronto.
If you're adventurous and want to go all out with your poutine selection this year, we've got some great suggestions!
Lobster and Bacon Poutine from Golden Fries in Ottawa: Fresh cut fries covered in the meat of a small lobster that has been seasoned with garlic and pepper, tossed in a cream sauce and bathed with double-smoked bacon.
Double Cheeseburger Poutine from Greg's Diner in Montreal: Fresh cut fries smothered in ground beef, bacon, and classic cheese curds topped with sautéed onions and a drizzle of cheddar cheese sauce.
Fish & Chips Poutine from Charlie's Shack in Montreal: Fresh cut fries topped with 2 pieces of lightly seasoned haddock and covered with tartare and clam chowder poutine sauce.
Last year, the judges crowned Wickedly Sinful's Steak Poutine as Toronto's #1 Poutine. Their steak poutine features hand cut steak seasoned and seared, sin sauce, crispy onions, and scallions over crispy fries. Walk to the festival from 66 Isabella in just 20 minutes, or take a 10 minute transit ride from Yonge-Dundas Square.