Guys, it's finally here. That week we've all been waiting for. Winter's one redemption (probably): La Poutine Week.
La Poutine Week is taking place this year from February 1-7 2016, which means it's approaching super quickly and it's probably time to start clearing your calendar; buying your eating pants; and spacing out your cheat meals. Oh, and if you want to be really prepared? Make a game plan and decide which poutines you're going to enjoy, by reading on for 50 Poutines To Eat At Montreal's Winter Poutine Festival 2016.
1. Brit & Chips' "Fish n' Chips Poutine"
Friends, if you love fish n' chips, then have I got some good news for you. Brit and Chips' option this year is your classic poutine - except with the awesome addition of battered sole fish.
2. Romados' "Romados Chicken Poutine"
Romados' contribution to La Poutine Week? Everyone's favourite fries, gravy, and cheese combination, except with added chunks of Romados' delicious Portuguese chicken.
3. Burger Bar Crescent's "Bad-To-The-Bone BBQ Poutine"
Alright, get ready for this one. Burger Bar Crescent's "Bad-To-The-Bone BBQ Poutine" is topped with coleslaw, chipotle braised beef brisket, and Jack Daniels barbecue ribs.
4. Taverne F's "Campo Chicken Poutine"
This entry features two types of cheese (cheese curds plus São Jorge cheese) and pulled Portuguese chicken.
5. Le Red Tiger's "The Pretty Vietnamese"
This poutine is topped with Vietnamese sausages, beef in betel leaves, fried onions, peanuts, and Red Tiger's 5 Asian Spices gravy.
6. Chez Boris' "Sweet Poutine"
A sweet poutine? Oh yes, friends.This poutine is made with with fries from donut batter, espresso-caramel gravy, ricotta cheese curds, and peaches.
7. Shawarmaz's Poutine
8. Pub Brouhaha's Broue "Shaka Laka"
This poutine features duck gravy sauce, beer-cooked ham, pineapple, bacon, and caramelized onions.
9. Medley Simple Malt's "Poutine Pitcher"
Like beer? Good, then you're going to love this. Medley Simple Malt's poutine is smothered in Single Malt Dubbel dark beer sauce, and served up to you in a pitcher.
10. Escondite's "The New el Paso"
Okay, friends, get ready for this. Escondite's entry to La Poutine Week features yuka french fries, grilled pineapple, cheese curds and Oaxaca cheese, and spicy pork chunks, just to name a few.
11. Burger Royal's "It's a Meatball Poutine"
Meatball lovers, this one's for you. This poutine is made with ricotta meatballs and tomato sauce gravy.
12. Monsieur Resto + Bar
13. L'Assommoir's "Meatball Stew Poutine"
L'Assommoir's contribution to La Poutine Week features fries, gravy, meatball stew and two different types of cheddar.
14. Biiru's "Hyottoko's Poutine"
This poutine is made with sweet potato fries, white miso gravy, flakes of tempura, sesame oil, nori, and teriyaki glazed pulled pork.
15. Das Bier
16. La Cabane du Portugal's "Bitoque Poutine with Chorizo Sauce"
Who here is a fan of chorizo? I know I am. This poutine is made with chorizo sauce and topped with Portuguese grilled steak.
17. La Coupole's "Poutine à L'Oie Confit"
This dish takes a classic poutine and tops it off with meat glaze and pulled goose confite.
18. Les Soeurs Grises' "La Totale"
19. Les Enfants Terribles' "Bourguignon Poutine"
This poutine features potatoes that have been baked and fried, truffle cheese (!!!), and beef bourguignon short ribs.
20. Dirty Dogs' "The Mac Attack"
Love mac n' cheese? Of course you do. This poutine features fries, cheese curds and gravy, and is topped with bacon, green onions and - wait for it - four cheese mac n' cheese.
21. Frite Alors' "La Tinga"
This dish features a standard poutine topped with pulled chicken, garlic, sour cream, and Chipotle peppers.
22. Bar Brutus' "Old Fashioned Poutine"
A poutine featuring Jim Beam flavoured poutine, Jim Beam sauce, orange zest, and a delicious chunk of bacon.
23. Deville Dinerbar's "Maple-Bourbon Glazed Pork Belly Poutine"
This poutine is made with fried cheese curds crusted with parmesan; oxtail beef demi-glace and cheese sauce; and maple-bourbon glazed pork belly.
24. Fabergé's "Chocolate Breakfast Poutine"
A breakfast poutine with peppers, caramelized onions, cheese curds, hollandaise sauce, fried chicken, and a fried egg. Oh, and the twist? Molé. Yum.
25. Baton Rouge's "Lobster Poutine"
Baton Rouge's take on La Poutine Week? A poutine made with fries and cheese curds, topped with chunks of lobster, and smothered in lobster bisque. Because lobster is life, friends. Lobster is life.
26. Mister Steer's "Wiz Burger Poutine"
Can't get enough of Mister Steer's burgers? Then you're in for a treat. This poutine features fries topped with melted cheddar cheese and chunks of Mister Steer's grilled hamburger.
27. Pub Burgundy Lion
29. Chez Chose's "L'Expos Go"
Pogo lovers, rejoice. This poutine features a a pogo (stuffed with rabbit sausage), meat glaze, Chose-style mustard, and Zacharie Cloutier cheese.
Photo cred - La Poutine Week
30. ART: BRGR's "The Hangover Poutine"
Does this not sound like the ultimate comfort food? This classic poutine is topped with ham, sausage, bacon, beans, and a fried egg.
31. Pates Bol's "Horace"
32. Banquise's "Poutine Pop"
Banquise's take on La Poutine week is their signature poutine, topped with popcorn chicken, smoked meat, hot peppers, sour cream, and ground beef.
33. Hà's "Poutine Hà"
Featuring Japanese curry poutine sauce, lemongrass pork meatballs, pickled onions, gochugaru cheese curds, and snails.
34. La Betise's "Pho-Tine"
Described as a "Tonkinese soup poutine", this one's sure to please all you Pho lovers out there.
35. La Champagnerie
36. McKibbin's Irish Pub's "Piri-Piri Chicken Poutine"
This poutine is made with Piri-Piri chicken, spicy garlic, paprika, cilantro aioli, spicy grilled vegetable salsa, and lemon sauce.
37. Parkway Resto Pub's "Mmmmmm"
Made up of french fries, grated swiss cheese, deep fried bocconcini, mushroom gravy, spinach, crispy pancetta, and AAA steak.
38. Sesame's "Chinese Fondue"
39. Imadake's "Ramen Poutine"
For lovers of ramen and poutine, of course.
Photo cred - La Poutine Week
40. Le Gras Dur's "All-In Poutine"
Featuring the classic fries/cheese curds/gravy combination, with the added wow factor of smoked stuffed sausages, Emmental cheese, braised cabbage and chicken schnitzel.
41. Griffintown Cafe's "Poutine Clam Chowder"
Griffintown Cafe's entry for La Poutine Week is a classic poutine, topped off with bacon and - wait for it - clam chowder.
42. Le Smoking BBQ's "Pulled Pork Poutine"
Because, straight up, who doesn't love pulled pork?
44. Poutine Centrale's "Jambalaya Poutine"
Love spice? Then you're going to love this. Gravy, fries, and cheese curds combine with smoked sausage and chicken, cajun spices, and vegetables to make Poutine Centrale's take on La Poutine Week.
45. BreWskey's "La Bisonnière"
This poutine features two different types of french fries (sweet potato fries and regular fries), cheese curds, veal and beer gravy, caramelized onions, dark beer braised pulled Bison, and fried shallots.
46. Rosalie's "Jerk Chicken Poutine"
Rosalie's contribution to La Poutine Week? A poutine featuring jerk chicken, Scotch bonnett pepper aioli, and braised oxtail gravy. I know, friends. I know.
47. Le Montréalais "Poutine 67"
48. Reuben's Deli's "Blue Cheese Petit Filet"
A classic poutine with Reuben's own four peppercorn sauce, topped with a grilled Petit Filet and crumbled blue cheese.
50. Bofinger's "Bo Poutine Burger"
Think of an AAA beef hamburger, except instead of a bun it's poutine featuring peppercorn sauce. Yes, this exists; and you can find it at Bofinger during La Poutine Week. Oh, and don't worry: there's a vegetarian option, too.