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Sparks Street PoutineFest 2020

Three blocks of the most delicious and unusual varieties of Canada's favorite dish

Sparks Street PoutineFest in Ottawa 2020 - Best Time
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© Claude Allaert

Every spring Ottawa's Sparks Street hosts food trucks and vendors to present their vision of nation's favorite indulgence. Throughout four days, about 20 restaurants will be serving their specials with cheese curds and exotic toppings and unusual flavors from various world cuisines to create thousands of new combinations. Be it traditional or exotic poutine, the dish is definitely going to be delicious! Other entertainment includes live music, kids games, street performers, and more. The lineup included stars performers like LeMeow, Josh MacFarlane, and Trailer for Rent. The festival starts at 11:00 am and lasts until 7:00 pm. It's free and suitable for people of all ages.

Poutine is a Canadian national dish made of French fries and cheese curds. It is topped with gravy and or other toppings. The recipe first appeared in Québec in the late 1950s. It is often associated with Québécois culture. Many variations of poutine are popular, leaving plenty of space for improvisations.