Sherbrooke elementary students pitch prize-winning poutines

Sherbrooke elementary students pitch prize-winning poutines
Prize-winners Lauriane Beaudoin, Lylou St. Pierre, and Delphine Caron-Goffaux (front) with their French teachers, Chantal Turgeon and Mireille Blouin, as well as Christian Frechette, the General Manager of Louis restaurants (centre) on Monday afternoon. (Photo : Gordon Lambie)

By Gordon Lambie

Sherbrooke Elementary School sixth graders Lauriane Beaudoin, Lylou St. Pierre, and Delphine Caron-Goffaux all got a pleasant surprise on Monday afternoon as they were named the winners in a letter-writing competition organized by their French teachers, Chantal Turgeon and Mireille Blouin, as well as the owner of the Louis restaurants, Pierre Ellyson. The contest, inspired by the novel, “La plus grosse poutine du monde,” by André Poulin, called on all 78 sixth grade students at the school to write a letter to the restauranteur proposing a new idea for a poutine.

In addition to each receiving a gift certificate from Christian Frechette, the General Manager of Louis, and a bookstore certificate from the school, Beaudoin was informed that the poutine recipe she suggested in her letter will soon become a part of the local restaurant’s menu.

“This is a completely reinvented poutine,” Frechette said, explaining that the dessert poutine includes churros, marshmallows, and a caramel sauce.

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