Poutine originated in Quebec in the late 1950s. It has long been associated with Quebec cuisine, and is celebrated as a symbol of Québécois cultural pride. Annual poutine celebrations occur in Montreal, Quebec City, as well as Toronto, Ottawa, and Chicago. This year in Quebec, poutine lovers are waiting for ‘La Poutine Week’, a special occasion during the week of Feb1-7, 2020.

During La Poutine Week, Quebecers are exposed to new poutine creations made especially for this occasion, where they are missioned to choose their favourite poutine dish for 2020. Restaurants from across Quebec compete to leave their mark on the poutine world, and BÂTON ROUGE (BR), as usual, has an eye on the prize.


BÂTON ROUGE Chef, Charles Dufresne and the BÂTON ROUGE team created a unique spin on the classic for La Poutine Week this year: ‘THE VOLCANIC’.

‘THE VOLCANIC’ poutine is inspired by BR legendary baked potato, served in a cast-iron pan. It is garnished with three chicken wing-style riblets, sesame seeds and green onions, and topped off with BR signature BBQ sauce and Gochujang sauce, to create an explosion of flavor on your palate. If you are not craving it yet, maybe the image below will drag you to our restaurants!

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‘THE VOLCANIC’ will be offered for one week only from February 1 to February 7 at five BÂTON ROUGE restaurants in Quebec and Montreal: Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Vaudreuil, Décarie, Ste-Foy, and Galeries de la Capitale. Offered for $15 in Montreal and $12 in Quebec (La Poutine Week Quebec rules)… and (drum roll) to even make you feel better (drum roll)… a portion of the profits will be donated to the Children's Wish Foundation (restaurants in Quebec) and to the Anorexia and Bulimia Quebec Foundation (restaurants in Montreal).

We are counting on you to explore ‘THE VOLCANIC’ poutine and vote for BR on the La Poutine Week Official Page. You can also follow the poutine conversation around #LaPoutineWeekQC and contribute to the discussion on more than 70 exceptional poutines. Tens of thousands of votes will be determined on mobiles, tablets, and desktops to find the best poutine in the country (and possibly, the world)! Make sure to explore BÂTON ROUGE ‘THE VOLCANIC’ poutine and submit your vote for BR!

BÂTON ROUGE is not new to this annual competition. We have been a core participant in previous years, and in fact, we hold the winning records for the competition in its 2018 version. Yep, the ‘GOURMET PORK POUTINE’ that was served at BÂTON ROUGE Ste-Foy and BÂTON ROUGE Galeries de la Capitales back then, was the big winner of La Poutine Week 2018! With its pieces of marinated flank steak, its fried onions, its pepper sauce and its sauce of hollandaise sauce, we took over La Poutine Week 2018!

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BÂTON ROUGE is not new to poutine either. Poutine has always had its share on BR menu. A major item on our diverse menu is the popular LOBSTER POUTINE that is on high demand from BR lovers. LOBSTER POUTINE comes in lobster chunks, with BR signature fries & Kingsey cheese curds covered with lobster bisque gravy. You can order the LOBSTER POUTINE all year long at BÂTON ROUGE restaurants across Canada.

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But ‘THE VOLCANIC’ poutine is were you should focus your attention for this week. Time is ticking, and you only have one week. Here goes a shoutout to all Baton Rouge lovers and friends, explore ‘THE VOLCANIC’ poutine and punch your votes for BÂTON ROUGE. Don’t forget to share your experience with the world on social media and tag @lapoutineweek @restoquebec @lavolcanique.