Canadians expats, Kristen Manieri of Orlando Date Night Guide and Faiyaz Kara of Orlando Weekly, are back for the third year of celebrating the North’s (arguably) greatest gift to the modern world; poutine.

The latest iteration of the North of the Border Bash and Poutine Palooza hullaballoo is a charitable culinary event in support of Fleet Farming (Website), an urban agriculture initiative that creates a localized food system in select residential neighborhoods in Orlando, Florida.

Featured chefs will include:

Palooza-goers will be able to sample each chef’s take on the classic dish and then vote for their favorite, along with a panel of celebrity judges (including our own Brendan O’Connor).

Attendees will also be able to sample Canadian beer, wine, and cocktails, as well as yummy desserts found only in the Great White North, as prepared by fellow transplanted ‘Nucks at Gezellig Cookies and Valhalla Bakery.

In addition, raffles with Canadian prizes and Canadian-themed decor will make this a memorable celebration of all things Canuck.

Poutine Palooza is taking place 3-6 p.m. April 14 at East End Market.

Brendan O'Connor

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  1. OMG I am so disappointed that I had no idea about this lol and for the third year in a row I have it set as a reminder for next year. I am from Canada and extremely picky about the poutine and the versions I have tasted over the years here, extremely hard to find a good one. 🙂