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Friday, February 19, 2016

Maple Sugar Festival du Sucre D'Erable

OK, seriously, where have I been for the last few years?? Not only does Vancouver have a Hot Chocolate Festival but...


Nanaimo (on Vancouver Island) has a Maple Syrup Festival! And it's Francophone too which means a certain bear named Ben would love it! It's called Festival du Sucre'D'Erable...



They have musicians, street entertainers, traditional French Canadian food (I can only imagine poutine - french fries with gravy and cheese curds - don't ask) and apparently a fair bit of joie de vivre (joy of life). I need to get my toque, my plaid shirt (for the Plaid Dinner) and practice my français... Do I even have a plaid shirt??? Uh-oh... did I declutter that shirt???

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  1. I hope they have Coq au vin as well. When we were in Banff a couple of years ago McDonald's sold poutine. I also hear the costco food court sells it in Canada too. Poutine is a fun dish, I am surprised it hasn't caught on faster in the US, seems like something our country would appreciate. French Fries, Cheese, Gravy, how can you go wrong?


    I also hear pizza-ghetti is popular in Quebec. Do you know anything about that?

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    1. I agree with Little Fox. Poutine seems like every good-tasting, bad-for-you food thrown together in one dish...

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    2. ...with the exception of bacon. Do they ever put bacon on poutine?...

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    3. Good question. In Banff I had it with pork. Bacon is a great idea Droop, maybe you can bring Poutine to the US?

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    4. Poutine in Banff?? Wow... I didn't think it made it past Winnipeg! I might try it one day but it's the cheese curds that make me turn up my nose. Gravy and fries are wonderful but... cheese curds? I think Canadian back bacon would go well with poutine (minus the curds of course).

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  2. Oh Wow! This sounds like a fantastic festival! We need to move to Canada!

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    1. Definitely. I think you guys might just be living in the wrong part of the world. Did you know Winnipeg has a Voyageur Festival - all things francophone and of course poutine!

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