Lovers of Canada’s iconic chips-n-gravy dish poutine (the above example from The Cheese Bar) are in for a treat this autumn when a pop-up devoted exclusively to the national dish launches in Kingsland Road courtesy of Air Canada.
The dish, which has been called “an amazing savoury mess French fries, brown gravy, and squeaky white cheddar cheese curds” will be available in a whopping 10 different varieties, as inspired by the airline’s destination. That means if you’re looking to mix it up a little, you can try a Miami-style “South Beach Pollo” with pulled chicken and avocado, or a “Halifax Downstream” with lobster and shellfish gravy.
You can also wash it down with some Canadian wine (hopefully they'll have some ice wine - we love that) or homemade root beers in the lounge bar, where the airline will also be laying on some VR activities and running competitions to win flights.
Plus, if the idea of cheesy chip heaven isn’t quite enough to reel you in, you’ll be able to tuck in with the knowledge that the proceeds will go to Great Ormond Street Hospital.
When: 3-11 November, 12pm until 4pm and 5pm to 10.30pm daily
How much: Each Poutine portion costs £3.50 with a supplement of £4 for Halifax Downstream Poutine and £1.50 for Boston’s Loaded Crab. All proceeds will go to Great Ormond Street Hospital.
How do I book: walk-ins only
Where: 52-56 Kingsland Rd, Shoreditch, London, E2 8DP