Montreal’s annual Poutine festival will still be taking place this weekend despite the pandemic. It will be a “drive through” event so it will be as contactless as possible, keeping the public safe.
For those who don’t know, Poutine is a very popular dish in Quebec. It is the ultimate junk food that is so delicious and comforting. It is made with French fries, gravy and cheese curds. So many restaurants have a version of poutine on their menus. Even the fanciest restaurants, like Garde Manger, owned by celebrity chef, Chuck Hughes, has a lobster poutine on the menu.
This is how Le Grand Poutinefest came about. It is an opportunity to try out so many different varieties of this very popular dish!
You can visit Poutinefest on Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30 in the parking lot of the shopping mall, Galeries d’Anjou. The address is 7999 Boulevard des Galeries d’Anjou. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Guests will not be allowed to park their cars or exit them. They can place an order for the thirteen different varieties of poutines from the five street food trucks. You can order from the QR codes that will be available on posters. When you scan the QR code, you will have access to the digital menu where all your ordering and pick up instructions will be displayed.
You can only pay by debit or credit card as they are not accepting cash payments. The event organizers have assured the public that they will be following all the health care precautions. All the staff members will be wearing masks and gloves.