Take three of the world’s most delicious, artery-blocking, saliva-inducing foods, french fries, cheese curds and gravy, and mesh them together to make Canada’s renowned dish, the legendary ‘poutine’. Whether you’ve dabbled in this holy trinity of all things naughty and nice or can’t fathom a concoction where chips, dairy and dripping brown sauce combine, The Ascot Lot is hosting a festival dedicated to helping people from all walks of life fall in love with this food.
While the festival boasts a plethora of food trucks trying their hand at this loaded fries dish including The Poutine Project and The Pickle and The Patty, there’s a lot more to come for than just a plate of Poutine. Festival-goers are encouraged to bring a canine companion with the venue being 100% pro-pup as well as live acoustic tunes beginning from 2 pm to fit with the groovy and newly refurbished garden set-up.
Accompanying the beloved and horrifically greasy poutine will be a selection of drinks to sink the Saturday night away, including $10 Canadian Club cocktails to keep strictly within the Canada theme. The crew from Hawaiian brewing company Kona will also be tossing out their famous $5 Longboard Lagers and Hanalei IPA to wash down those extra fries you cheekily stole from your mate.
So with two weeks to go, The Poutine Festival is shaping up to be one of Melbourne’s biggest hits this winter so alert your french-fry fanatic pals and stick it in the diary. And remember: carbs don’t count on the weekend.
What: The Poutine Festival
Where: The Ascot Lot, 448-466 Mount Alexander Road, Ascot Vale
When: Saturday 24 August, 12pm-10pm
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