The popular Poutine Fest is back in Chicago for a second year!
Poutine Fest is Chicago’s competition of Canada’s popular late-night fast food favorite- crispy french fries and cheese curds covered in rich gravy. Some of Chicago’s restaurants will submit their best poutine and compete against each other, butting heads in a fierce day-long battle, with only one walking away with the coveted title of “King of Poutine.” We invite you to join us, taste the delicious entries from some of Chicago’s most daring chefs, and sip an ice-cold beer- all while helping raise money for a good cause.
Just think of Poutine Fest as the first of many love letters exchanged between a tipsy, slurring Chicago and picturesque French Canada, somewhere around 3 a.m. on a Saturday night. (Okay, so, maybe Québec is penning exquisite letters and Chicago is sending a flurry of misspelled text messages, but you get the idea.)
Poutine Fest is lovingly run by a couple of young women whose interests include beer, ice cream and ghosts, and is produced in association with Haymarket Brewery. You can find them all on Twitter: @rebeccaskoch, @sullyeats, and of course, @poutinefest. Profits from ticket sales will benefit Growing Home, an organization that strives to change lives and communities with organic agriculture, through job training, social enterprise, and community development.
General admission to Poutine Fest is $70 per person. A VIP ticket, for $85 each, includes 3 drink tickets and a drink from Buffalo Trace, 10 poutine tickets, one hour of early admission to the fest and a limited edition Poutine Fest bag and pint glass.
Poutine Fest will be held at the Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St., Chicago, on February 23, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.