Written By Jill Van Gyn Events / Places / Victoria Nov 2, 2017 Poutine With Purpose SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestEveryone can get behind poutine and poutine for a good cause is just too good to pass up. Mealshare hosted Victoria’s inaugural Poutine With Purpose week, in which participating restaurants created enticing poutine dishes, donating $2 for every meal sold to the growing food charity.Mealshare aims to eradicate youth hunger by engaging restaurants to offer Mealshare menu items. Every time you purchase a Mealshare menu item for yourself, you will also be providing a meal to a youth in need. You may have seen their logo on menus around town at Tacofino, Floyd’s Diner, Bubby’s Kitchen, The Oswego Hotel, Origin Bakery, Lido or through Open Water Catering.The founder’s of Mealshare came together in 2013 after learning that eight million Canadians dine out every single day, while over one million youth are food insecure. Connecting Canadian’s love of dining with the straightforward aim of helping to better allocate food to those in need was the idea that set the wheels in motion.Poutine With A Purpose was a weeklong fundraiser that took place over the week of October 16th-22nd and saw over 20 restaurants participate in the event. In true Victoria fashion, many of these restaurants went above and beyond to create some truly outstanding interpretations of the classic Canadian dish.Agrius’s had a rich poutine balanced with some acidic flavour in their Sauerkraut Poutine Hash with double fried hash-browns, cheese curds, gravy, sauerkraut, and garlic breadcrumb. The Northern Quarter went all out for, featuring three poutines, including Northern Quarter Poutine with frites, cheese curds, and smoked pork gravy; Lamb Poutine with braised lamb neck, cheddar beer sauce and frites; and a Breakfast Poutine with frites, cheese curds, poached eggs and garlic miso hollandaise. Bodega Tapas and Wine Bar did a delectable Papas Supremas with roasted potatoes with garlic aioli, topped with Serrano ham, a soft-boiled egg, and shaved manchego cheese.The Q at the Fairmont Empress Hotel naturally went high-end with a Truffled Duck Poutine with duck confit, poached duck egg, shaved truffles and gravy. And not to be outdone, the Blue Crab served up a Winter Lobster Poutine with fresh lobster, mornay sauce, Quebec curds and yam fries. It seems as though a little healthy competition has been brewing around this tasty common purpose and Mealshare Community Leader, Lori Elder, revealed that a Poutine Cup would not be out of the question in years to come.Poutine With A Purpose enjoyed a huge success this year and Mealshare hopes that some of these restaurants will join their ranks on a more permanent basis. The event will certainly be back next year so you have plenty of time to plan your poutine-hopping restaurant week that will satisfy your very Canadian cravings while giving back to a great cause.Learn more about Mealshare hereLearn more about Poutine with a Purpose herePictured: left – Bodega Bar right – Northern Quarter SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Jill Van Gyn ... Read More You may also like Events / Food News / Places April 28, 2021 CITY EATS May|June 2021 At press time, restaurants, pubs, bars and food courts remain closed for indoor dining. One silver lining is that the weather is warming up and more ... Read More Awards / Drink People / Events / Wine Events / Wine News October 15, 2020 SOMM SMACKDOWN—Rumble at Aura Waterfront Restaurant Strange, interesting, and wonderful things can happen in odd times, and there is no stranger time than now, but something needed to be done to pay ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events March 2, 2020 Victoria Beer Week March 6 – 14 Victoria Beer Week returns March 6-14 with 19 different events held in venues around Victoria. This 7th annual festival of craft beer offers ... Read More Events / Food & Wine Pairing / Food Events / Places / Victoria February 25, 2020 Pacific Northwest Wine Dinner: Canoe Brewpub & Unsworth Vineyards Multi-award winning Unsworth Vineyards and Canoe’s Chef Kyle Dampsy joined forces on Wednesday, February 19, in Canoe’s upstairs Dining ... Read More Beer / Events / Food Events / Places / Spirits / Victoria February 25, 2020 11th Annual Island Beer and Spirits Festival The Strathcona Hotel has long brought together BC brewers and distillers in its multiple taprooms but rarely is the brewing craft celebrated so much ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Food Events / Places / Victoria November 17, 2019 Canoe Brewpub’s Eighth Annual Winterbrau Festival 2019 Beer brewers from across the island and the lower mainland gathered in the lofty wooden halls of Canoe Brewpub over November 9 and 10 for the eighth ... Read More Comments are closed.