A week-long celebration of poutine returns to B.C. in February

Shutterstock

The week-long celebration of one of Canada's most beloved - and iconic - dishes returns this November to restaurants across the country, including right here in B.C.

La Poutine Week is set to return February 1-7, 2020, promising a "cheese, gravy and fries extravaganza" from coast to coast.

The premise is pretty simple: Eat poutine during La Poutine Week and go online and vote for your favourites.

This glorious event celebrating Canada’s unofficial national drunk food takes place the first week of February each year, and features poutine dishes submitted by restaurants and bars nationwide. 

For 2020, La Poutine Week is raising the stakes for one lucky poutine-eater in each city. They are now accepting applications for the position of Official Judge, who will receive some swag and their name listed on the website as a judge - bragging rights included. The deadline to submit your intent to be such an illustrious eater and evaluator of Canada's best and most unique poutine dishes is Jan. 15, 2020, and the application can be done online here

In the meantime, prime your tastebuds for all the gravy, cheese curds, and fries to come in February. Participating restaurants will be announced later in January.

La Poutine Week B.C. 

When: Feb. 1-7, 2020

Where: Participating B.C. restaurants TBD

Vancouver Is Awesome