Exchange District La Poutine Week Guide

February 1-14

La Poutine Week is taking note from its sister event (Le Burger Week) and extending the festival of food into a two-week affair. This year’s Exchange District lineup favours classic comfort foods, a welcome remedy to the blizzardy weather that’s been rolling through Winnipeg the past few weeks. You have until Monday, February 14th to try the neighbourhood’s poutine entries, which feature flavours of French onion soup, Beef Bourguignon and even coffee. Don’t forget to bring your skates while you’re out here restaurant hopping—it’s a perfect opportunity to enjoy #winterintheexchange! Burn off all those pommes frites with a zip around the community rink at Old Market Square and a stroll through Stephen Juba Park.

Supreme Macaroni Co

The French Onion Poutine

House-cut russet fries with beef bone broth, caramelized onions, raclette cheese and Saputo cheese curds, vincotto (red wine reduction) and fresh thyme.

Carnaval Brazilian BBQ

The Cassava Poutine Embrace

Our poutine is an embrace of our two cultures. We have mixed traditional French fries with crispy fried cassava as our base, added both pork and sirloin fresh from our open charcoal Brazilian BBQ and topped with a creamy garlic and cheese sauce. The added touches include a red wine drizzle, grilled pineapple and our fresh tomato, onion and pepper vinaigrette to ensure a taste of sweetness. Our truly unique combination is for meat lovers, cheese lovers, wine lovers and of course poutine lovers!

Saddlery on Market

Thank You Very Mush

House cut fries topped with Bothwell cheese curds, Saputo mozzarella cheese, sautéed cremini, Portobello, oyster and shitake mushrooms, button mushroom gravy and fresh chives.

Cibo Waterfront Cafe

Beef Bourguignon Poutine

French Beef Stew | Cheese Curd | White Wine Mushrooms | Charred Onion Dijonnaise | House Cut Fries | Crispy Pancetta | Balsamic Reduction | Chives.

James Ave Pumphouse

Green Egg and Ham

A bowl of battered straight cut fries, topped with our cheese blend, mexi relish, in house gravy, a velvety soft poached egg and Green Goddess dressing… Finished with sriracha seasoned crispy pork belly.

Smoke’s Poutinerie

The Slaughterhouse Poutine

Welcome to the Slaughterhouse, where you can load your Poutine with 5 delicious meat choices! Flat-Iron Steak, Grilled Chicken, Chipotle Pulled Pork, Prime Ground Beef and Double Smoked Bacon or you can double, triple, or quintuple up on your favourites! All that meat goodness loaded on top of Crispy Hand-Cut French Fries, Quebec Squeaky Cheese Curds and Smokes Signature Gravy, topped with loads of Ranch Sauce and a drizzle of Sriracha! This baby is not for your average Poutine eater, weighing in at 3 LBS!

Smokin Aces

The Al Pacheezo Poutine

Slow roasted baby potatoes topped with Bothwell cheese curds and baked to perfection. 1/4 pound of chuck beef (halal) seasoned then smashed then chopped with cheese on the grill, sautéed onions, homemade Aces Gravy, Aces Queso cheese sauce, all topped off with a handful of turkey bacon bits (halal) and crispy fried onions for that good ol’ crunch.

Peasant Cookery

Not Your Average Cup of Joe

House Smoked Pastrami Brisket, Espresso BellaVitano cheese, Saputo Mozzarella cheese curds, café BBQ sauce, maple sriracha mayo, sweet spiced coffee beans, scallions and espresso salted crispy crinkle cut fries.

The Culinary Exchange at RRC Polytech’s Paterson GlobalFoods Institute

East Meets West

House fries topped with Bothwell curds, provolone, gravy, Gochujang sauce glazed popcorn chicken, kimchi style slaw and wasabi sesame seeds. **Only available Tuesday through Friday; 11:00am to 12:30pm**

All images and descriptions courtesy of Charcoal Collaborative, organizer of La Poutine Week Winnipeg.