WINNIPEG – Registration is now open for restaurants hoping to be crowned champion during the 2nd annual Potahto Week sponsored by Peak of the Market. The weeklong event challenges restaurants to put forward a signature dish made with Manitoba grown potatoes and lets the public vote on their favourite creation.
“Potahto Week is back and so are the tasty dishes created by talented local chefs here in Winnipeg,” said Larry McIntosh, President and CEO of Peak of the Market. “We are encouraging local restaurants to sign-up, use some nutritious Manitoba potatoes and put their best dishes forward for Manitobans to enjoy.”
Started in 2018, Potahto Week aims to promote the numerous health attributes of Manitoba potatoes by encouraging Winnipeggers to try new dishes and see for themselves how versatile and delicious the vegetable can be. The week seeks to help change Manitobans’ perspectives on potatoes and show that potatoes can be an elevated and exciting vegetable enjoyed at their families’ kitchen tables. Last year’s winner as chosen by the public was Winnipeg-based Brazen Hall for their Toban Potahto Sausage Soup.
There is no cost for restaurants to sign-up. This year there is also an extra incentive of 100lbs of local Manitoba potatoes provided to each participating restaurant.
“Manitobans can take pride in knowing that the delicious potatoes they consume year-round are grown by hard-working farmers right here in the province,” added McIntosh. “Potahto Week celebrates the healthy attributes of the potato and encourages us all to think outside the box when it comes to putting this versatile vegetable to use.”
Interested restaurants can register by emailing [email protected] and can visit www.potahto.ca to learn more about the event. A complete list of registered establishments and their dishes will be announced in advance of the official kick-off to Potahto Week, which runs February 23 – March 3.