The votes are in. After final tabulation, Peak of the Market is happy to announce that Winnipeggers have selected Pony Corral as their Potahto Week 2019 Champion.
“Winnipeggers came out in full force to support our second annual Potahto Week,” said Larry McIntosh, President & CEO of Peak of the Market. “I want to congratulate Pony Corral on its victory and thank all the restaurants who worked to make Potahto Week 2019 such a success.”
Pony Coral’s winning dish, Potahto Croquettes, served potato croquettes stuffed with cream cheese, bacon, and green onion topped with ranch dressing. Winnipeg restaurants served up thousands of tasty dishes during Potahto Week, and Pony Corral emerged as the peoples’ favourite.
“February is a cold month for us Winnipeggers, so for Peak of the Market to encourage people to come out and support local restaurants during the winter is an incredible thing,” said Peter Ginakes, President and Owner of Pony Corral. “I want to thank Chef Jamie, Fiona, Liberty and all our managers and staff who worked hard to promote our dish. We competed against a fantastic lineup of restaurants and are very proud and excited to be taking home the title.”
With 86 restaurants competing, Potahto Week 2019 was the most competitive ever. Pony Corral has committed to keeping its Potahto Croquettes on the menu so Winnipeggers can enjoy it throughout the year.
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.
Peak of the Market looks forward to being back with this uniquely Manitoban event in 2020.