After a HUGE week of poutines, ESCA Pizza, Deke & Squeaks, and Winner’s Sports Bar take home top prize!
Cornwall, ON, May 2017: The Seaway Food Festival and La Poutine Week released the final list of winners in the second annual Cornwall edition of La Poutine Week which took place from May 23rd to May 27th. The concept was pretty simple: local selected restaurants developed special poutine dishes and customers voted for their favourite one. Ten establishments took on the challenge and their creations battled it out in this friendly competition where three (3) awards were up for grabs: The People’s Choice Award, The Jury Award, and The Poutine Of The Year. In the end, we received hundreds of votes and sold close to 2,000 poutines.
“There is no more doubt: La Poutine Week 2017 was a smashing hit. I’ve never seen this type of engagement, debate, and enthusiasm from our consumers and our participating restaurants.It was overwhelming to see how quickly this event has been embraced by the foodie community. I just want to give a huge thank you to everyone who participated,” said Seaway Food Festival Director Sebastien “Mani” Manigat. “Based on this success, we’ve already started discussing bringing Le Burger Week to Cornwall later this year.”
Poutine Of The Year: ESCA Gourmet Pizza + Bar’s Jamaican Jerk Chicken Poutine
This award is given out by the Seaway Food Festival and La Poutine Week. It is intended to recognize overall the most outstanding poutine of the week in taste, creativity, artistic presentation, and execution.
The People’s Choice Award: Deke & Squeaks’ Twisted Tornado Poutine
This award is given to the poutine who received the most points online.
Top Three: 1) Twisted Tornado 29.24%; 2) Loaded Nacho: 19.52%; Mama Bear’s: 17.92%.
The Jury Award: Winners Sports Bar’s The Italian Stallion
The Jury Award: This award is given out by our panel of local judges to the poutine who best embodies the essence of La Poutine Week. The criteria in which all poutines were considered were: originality, formulation and visual presentation. The last determining factor was the taste test which took place Saturday May 27th. Our judges for this award were: Rick Shaver (Publisher Seaway News), Bernadette Clement (City Councillor), Kat Rendek (Coordinator All Things Food), Rachel Roy (Owner of Mindful Cookery), Tony Lacroix (Owner of Love Love Food), Sebastien “Mani” Manigat (Director & Founder of Seaway Food Festival) and Matt Drouin (Traeger Grills).