I’ve never been to a Poutine Festival before, so I was pretty pumped to check out Ottawa PoutineFest with Byron last Friday. It was a little after 6 when we arrived at the PoutineFest grounds in front of City Hall and while it was busy it wasn’t quite as nuts as I thought it would be, which is actually wasn’t a bad thing. I have been to various food festivals before where I have spent more time waiting in line than anything else and that can really take the fun out of it.
… and that is kind of the neat thing about poutine, it’s also the perfect canvas for a whole array of interesting toppings. Whether you want something extreme or exotic, smoked meat or snake meat, pork belly or butter chicken, poutine is a great vessel for all sorts of different flavours.