So, through a comedy of errors, I accidentally ended up with an extra ticket to the Festival de la Poutine last Saturday. Normally, not an issue, but with each ticket, you also get a free serving of poutine from La Belle Patate.
Most normal people would shrug this off. Me, being an idiot, thought it was a good idea to try to eat both servings.
Like I said: I’m not very smart.
The Festival, held at Heritage Hall on Main Street, is split into time periods: Day and Night. I was there for the daytime stretch, which was pretty low-key. Besides the serving from La Belle Patate, there wasn’t much else going on. Just many friendly staffers, a long line of poutine hungry festival goers, and a t-shirt/tattoo stand.
The Night shift apparently has the live music and ‘alternative’ poutine tastings. This is all stated very clearly on all of the Festival’s literature, so I really don’t have any one to blame except myself.
Overall, the poutine was excellent. They had a Build Your Own table staffed by super friendly volunteers. (For my first serving, I went with Poutine plus Bacon, Mushrooms, and Onions. Second serving was Green Peppers, Onions, and Jalapenos.)
Will happily return next year, but maybe I’ll have to make sure to check out the evening’s festivities instead…