Canadians will battle with their forks and poutine in the World Poutine-Eating Championship which will be located in Toronto. However, Quebec residents are not allowed to participate in contests outside the province of Quebec due to its provincial contest rules.
Poutine is a popular Quebecois dish which originated in Quebec, la belle province of Canada. Poutine is a “messy mix of french fries, sauce and cheese curds.” There are poutine fans across Canada and beyond the borders in such places as New York and Los Angeles.
“For this poutine-eating contest, three Canadians will be selected through a sweepstakes” to join ‘Smoke’s Poutinerie’ (a Toronto-based chain restaurant) and some of Major League Eating’s Top Professional Eaters from around the world. The top prize of $750 with bragging rights will be awarded to the World Poutine-Eating Champion in Toronto.
Here is the info about the World Poutine-Eating Contest in Toronto:
BMO Field, Toronto
Saturday, May 22, 2010
TFC vs. New England
Competition Begins @ 12 p.m
Thousands of dollars in cash and prizes!!!
“Join Smoke’s Poutinerie and some of Major League Eating’s Top Professional Eaters from around the world to see who can set the world record of Poutine eating. Hosted live on May 22nd at BMO Field, you will have opportunities to win prizes by participating or simply predicting how much Poutine will be eaten. “
1st Place – $750 2nd Place – $350
3rd Place – $250 4th Place – $150
and Numerous other prizes!
By the way, the contestants only have 10 minutes to eat as much poutine as they can in order to win. To our Canadian contestants, we wish you Bonne Chance and Bon Appétit!