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Poutine Week

April 21, 2015

It’s Poutine Week in Calgary, Alberta and all the city’s fries are dressing up in their finest! 

This year, 49 Restaurants will serve up 49 creative and delicious poutine all whilst supporting a charitable cause.

During the week, for each Poutine sold a person in need will receive a meal thanks to the event’s non-profit partner, Mealshare!

Yesterday, I ventured out with professional eater, Kyle MacQuarrie on his quest to successfully eat all 49 unique Poutine! 

First stop, National on 10th.

poutine national

French Fries layered with 4-cheese Mac & Cheese, topped with breadcrumbs, cheese curds and a healthy portion of crumbled bacon

Cheesy, creamy and so saucy I ended by ladling up every last bit with a spoon. 

Then we were off to Briggs Kitchen & Bar for their ‘Newf’s Poutine’.

poutine Briggs

Starting with hand cut French Fries piled high, cheese curds are added and the cast iron skillet hits the high temp oven for a suntan.

When it comes out it’s smothered in a boozy cream sauce and adorned with buttery bathed lobster!

So rich, it’s like the Bill Gates of Poutine! 

With 2 Poutine down and a tummy too full to continue, I decided to jump ship and let  the professionals like Kyle continue on alone! 


Poutine Week is on now until April 25th. 

It’s time to put on your stretchy pants and see how many of the 49 you can tackle! 

Mr. Fab outine

Looking forward to reading your comments!