NewsIndustry EventsFionn's Winnipeg Crowned 2020 Potahto Week Champ

Fionn’s Winnipeg Crowned 2020 Potahto Week Champ


Fionn’s Winnipeg was voted by Winnipeggers as the Potahto Week 2020 champion, beating out a record 117 other restaurants during the two-week contest, Peak of the Market says in a release.

Fionn’s winning creation was called rover bites. It featured stuffed bits of buttermilk mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, jalepenos, red peppers and red onions, which were then fried golden brown and served with a sweet chilli sauce.

The contest ran from Feb. 21 to March 1. Notable runner-ups include D-Jay’s Restaurants savoury baked potahto and steak pie, Helios Resturant’s Zeus poutine, Oh Doughnuts’ spudnut, and Scout: Coffee + Tea’s salted caramel mashed potahto brownie.

With 117 entrants this year, Potahto Week 2020 was the largest ever. Started in 2018, Potahto Week aims to promote the numerous health attributes of Manitoba potatoes by encouraging Winnipegers to try new dishes and see how versatile potatoes are, the release says. Peak of the Market is looking forward to continuing to grow this event in 2021.

Trending This Week

Soil Moisture Tensiometer

Tips to Reduce Heat Stress on Potatoes

How to save your potato crop when hot temperatures happen. As a consequence of climate change, Ontario has been experiencing summer temperatures that exceed what’s...
Centre pivot in P.E.I.

P.E.I. Potato Board Calls on Feds to Listen to International Experts Report

The Prince Edward Island Potato Board is calling on the federal government to listen to the findings from an international panel of experts who...
Potatoes in storage

The North American Potato Market is Out of Sync

The North American potato market isn’t in a regular cycle, which leaves questions for future production plans. With lingering pandemic effects, the Russian invasion of...
Rubbery rot warts

A New Disease Called Rubbery Rot is Lurking in Potato Storages

A new potato disease called rubbery rot is popping up in potato storages across North America. Kasia Duellman is used to growers’ bringing in diseased...
Potatoes New Brunswick logo

Potatoes New Brunswick Announces 2022 Conference Program

The New Brunswick Potato Conference and Trade Show will feature sessions on precision agriculture, diseases and economics, a Jan. 20 website post said. The...