Dunn’s Famous Poutine Festivalby
Dunn’s Famous is currently hosting a poutine promotion, showing off its 6 flavours and poutine styles. From now until March 21, 2012, diners can enjoy any 3 poutines for $9.99 or all 6 selections for $17.99. You can also enjoy a full size poutine Quebecois and draft beer for $9.99 after 10:00pm.
Poutine options: Quebecoise (cheese curds & Dunn’s special gravy), Dunn’s (cheese curds, Dunn’s special gravy & chopped Montreal smoked meat), Peppercorn (cheese curds & peppercorn sauce), Italienne (cheese curds & meat sauce), Dunn’s Italienne (cheese curds & meat sauce with chopped Montréal smoked meat), Vegetarian (cheese curds, vegetarian gravy).
I stopped by for lunch with my mother to try their 3-poutine special, choosing the Dunn’s, Italienne, and Peppercorn. She preferred the simplicity of the Peppercorn while I enjoyed the multitude of flavours mixed together in the Dunn’s.
To promote the poutine festival, or “bonanza” as our server called it, I have 4 gift cards up for grabs, each loaded with $50 to spend at Dunn’s. I will award the gift cards to 4 different winners so they can try out Dunn’s smoked meat sandwiches and poutine combos with friends. Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Leave a comment here naming your ideal poutine topping (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
I will draw four winners who will each receive a $50 gift card at 10:00am next Thursday, March 1, 2012. Dunn’s is located at 827 Seymour and is open every day from 10:00am until midnight.
The winners are Jonathan, Amman Hirji, @winniekwan83, @b_yasmin – congratulations!
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Yummy, bacon for sure!
Poutine “Michigan” with bolognese sauce. Holla!
Ideal poutine topping is cheese curds of course! But I would also add chipotle peppers to them 🙂
Anything meaty! Pulled pork, bacon, steak, or butter chicken 🙂
Pulled pork or bacon!
Montreal style smoked meat. And make sure those cheese curds are squishy!
i love meat-free gravy sometimes,
or green peas are delicious too…
It’s cheese curds for me!
Beef short ribs
Cheese Curds and Vegetarian Gravy!
I reckon it would be good with blue cheese (as long as there’s still gravy)
Cheese curds and good gravy please!
I love poutine with pulled pork on top….
Leave poutine to Quebecers. Other than traditional the rest of those ideas sont dégueulasse!
Awesome peices of chicken with green peas !!!! Now that’s a Poutine
Real Montreal cheese curds, gravy and lots of pepper!
Mamma says ceese curds & meat sauce.
Any kind of sausage!
Pulled Pork nom nom nom
Cheese curds and BBQ duck
Pulled pork here too.
#1 – pulled pork
#2 – bacon
Topped with peices of chicken and peas …. With extra curds and gravy of course.
pulled pork……now I am hungry!!!!
bbq’d beef brisket or porchetta poutine…yum!
Meat-free gravy and Daiya cheese curds. Vegan style.
the smoked meat topping sounds wonderful!!! YUM!
mmmmm Pulled Pork!
i have yet to try dunn’s poutine. yes please!
The Dunn’s version sounds delicious!
I’ve never been at Dunn’s~ the pictures look yummy! Bacon is my fave!!
Cheese curds and veg gravy! Those pictures made me hungry…I could go for some poutine right now!
My ideal poutine topping would have to be curry chicken.
I love chilli toppings!
Lamb with cheese curds and gravy would be amazing!
Classic poutine, but gluten-free, so my partner can have some, too.
Bacon, bacon and more bacon!
I love poutine and I while I like the sound of that peppercorn sauce, I’ll go for the classic with cheese curds. Mmmmm!
Pulled pork would work wonders….!
the Smoked meat poutine rocks
Mm I would like to see what ginger soy pulled pork on top would taste like!
Chives and bacon!
I would say candied bacon!!
I’ve never had poutine…so I’d like to try it the classic way first…with cheese curds.
extra cheese curds!
more curds and gravy!
I love the classic cheese curds (must be squeaky!) and gravy. Mmm!
Pulled pork and poutine is a winning combo 🙂 All of Dunn’s sound yummy too.
I’d like to try it with roast beef and yorkshire pudding on top!
braised beef with green onions!
Gravy and green peas!
Cheese curds, bacon and gravy.
meat and meat! Preferably bacon, which comes from a magical, tasty animal.
My mouth is watering just reading this…gotta have a good tasty gravy!
Ideal poutine topping-BACON!!!!!!!
Bacon – always
My ideal topping is bacon!
cheese, bacon. Can we pick lobster?
I would totally go for the 3 poutine special – pics look amazing – we have poutine parties for lunch at work via la belle patate on davie – gotta try this
I love just the regular topping on cheese curd and gravy. YUM!
My mouth is watering from the “Dunn’s” (cheese curds, Dunn’s special gravy & chopped Montreal smoked meat) yum!
Cheese curds with gravy and bacon
Everything’s better with bacon!
Italian, def italian.
Cheese curds and veggie gravy!
The cheese does it for me!
Pulled pork or montreal smoked meat!
chunks of toulouse sausage
Lobster and cheese :p
Maple cream, Lobster and Pull Pork together.
cheese curds…bacon…gravy….heart attack!
My kiddo loves poutine, but I am not so familiar with it. I believe that the Quebecoise cheese curds & Dunn’s special gravy looks like a classic favourite!
bacon for sure
The four cheese topping I used to enjoy at the Elgin Street Diner in Ottawa: curds, mozzarella, Swiss, and cheddar.
maple syrup? :3
Chocolate… Why not?
Bacon….and mushrooms!!! 🙂
Bacon, bacon, and bacon!!!!! Oh. And bacon!
This is a tough call but I’d have to say a nice beluga caviar with quail egg.
My ideal topping would definitely be Dunn’s, with a little bacon for good measure!
Cheese Curds, Bacon, and a truffle oil infused gravy mmmmm
Poutine with Bearnaise sauce!
Mmmontreal smoked meat!!!
BACON! Thinking about it is making me hungry!
good cheese and gravy!
bacon, a few different cheeses, maybe some pulled pork? Mmmmmmm!
Cheese curds, bacon, ground beef, and lots of gravy! Definitely hits the spot of and don’t forget the green onions.,,hehehe
Lobster or pulled pork are the best poutine toppings ever!! With cheese curds of course! Mmmmm
Pulled pork would be amazing!
After a full day of skiing….Quebecoise! : )
How about favourite item that Poutine is a topping on?
Yes, we ate poutine pizza. And it was good.
My ideal poutine topping is actual, proper chicken gravy. So many places do beef and it’s just wrong, but finding good chicken gravy is hard. We’re going to Dunn’s on Sunday, I hope they got it right!
I just had poutine topped with king crab…. best thing of my life…..
Poutine is a food group – I’ve missed it so much! Having Dunn’s here is all kinds of awesome!
Pulled Pork…I lived in Memphis and had the best Poutine of my life down there…all because of the Pork!!!
classic curds and gravy!
the original: Quebecoise of course
roast beef chunks. or… hmm.. shredded chicken
to be back in Montreal…. this sounds like it will get me half the way there ~
You can’t go wrong with bacon!
I need poutine!!! With smoked meat!!!
I love poutine! And I’ve been wanting to try Dunn’s since I heard they opened.
This could be family feud but I’ll say Quebecoise
Ideally bacon AND pulled pork!
No need to mess with it– cheese curds and GRAVY baby 🙂
peppercorn sounds yummy!
I’m all about the gravy-just keepin’ it simple, though the smoked meat looks delicious. I’ll try anything once!
I think pepperoni and extra cheese with a tomato style sauce.
Jamaican jerked pulled pork
Bacon. Hands down.
Cheese curds and meat sauce!
Dunn’s Italienne is amazing!
fresh squeaky curds!
i like bacon bits sprinkled on top!
Wow, tons of people love poutine! My favourite topping is nice, thick gravy!
Everything’s better with bacon! Mm cheese curds, gravy and bacon!
ChEese curds+mushroom gravy, even if I don’t win, I will still go to Dunn’s!
Cheese, cheese and more cheese but I’ll try anything once 🙂
deep fried sweet potato and eggplant with cheese curds and gravy
Bacon – love bacon in the gravy. But I have had scrambled eggs on top and it was a fabulous breakfast!
Although I acknowledge that most commenters will state their preference in mentioning some type of meat, either smoked, cured, fried, baked, or otherwise prepared, I will take a moment to argue that the best toppings on a poutine are unquestionably the spices. For some, the only spice required is salt (which is strange, considering the gravy is quite salty). Connoisseurs will opt for freshly cracked pepper on top. Different restaurants have provided varied poutine styles, including curry, guacamole, and greek (feta, Mediterranean vinaigrette, etc). I prefer adding one particular spice that stands head and shoulders above the rest in terms of flavour-enhancement, sophistication, and classiness: Smoked Hungarian Paprika. If you can get the real stuff imported, then you’ve got a real winner. North American paprika is often quite mild, but there are a bunch of different kinds in Hungary. There’s a hotter kind that really kicks you in the face and brings tears to your eyes. It’s quite simply my favourite poutine topping.
bacon bits… pleeease
sweet sweet nourishing poutine!!!!!!!!!!!
The classic cheese curds
loving the sounds of their Peppercorn – cheese curds & peppercorn sauce
The peppercorn topping sounds intriguing. And delicious.
Mmmmmmmmm! Short Rib Poutine!
Garlic mayo with white gravy… YUM!!!
truffle oil! mmmm
Dun’s please!! Looks delish.
Tasty tasty peppercorns would be my ideal topping
Cheese curds and lots of it, and gravy!
When it comes to poutine, I’m curdish
I’m a poutine purist – gravy and curds for sure! But, since this is Dunn’s and I am so excited they are in Vancouver, perhaps I can bend and go with the Dunn’s special.
Canadian bacon for sure.
shredded chicken, green peas and BBQ chicken gravy poutine. OMG YUM.
j’aime un poutine avec butter chicken!!!
Maybe I’m boring, but I love cheese n gravy the best. 🙂 mmmmmmmmm poutine!
So hard to decide! Dunn’s please.
Definitely CHEESE CURDS……of course with gravy. Absolutely Divine 🙂
Breakfast! As in eggs, bacon and sausage over poutine.
Gravy, tons of cheese curd, and bacon
pulled pork and i’d say bacon but that sounds extremely salty.
Shredded chicken would be amazing!
Butter chicken would be interesting!! But yes can’t go wrong with just the classic.
Mhmm.. Poutine… Even more drool worthy? Poutine with bacon *drools*
I love bacon with my Poutine!
pulled pork sil vous plait..not sure if that is spelled right
Cheese Curds, TONS of them!
Definitely the cheese!!!
i could never get enough of any sort of yummy food
smoked meat of course
cheese curds all the way
Wasabi and salmon.
Wasabi and salmon, for asian flavours.
Cheese curds & gravy — the classic combo!
Classic cheese curds and gravy! Smoked meat topping might be my new favourite though.
i like it with seaweed/ dried pork floss =P
Having lived in Montreal, I’d have to say that the perfect topping for poutine is cheese curds and gravy. Anything else is just unnecessary in my opinion
Every kind of cheese.
My topping would be cheese and gravy!
My ideal poutine topping (in addition to the traditional cheese curds & gravy) would have to be bacon. Because everything is better with bacon 😀
My ideal poutine is cheese curds and Dunn’s special gravy, Then top that off with bacon.. Yummy
Cheese curds and CHILI!
Cheese curds and gravy of course.
I am always happy when there is a vegetarian version
my favourite is Cheese curds, Dunn’s special gravy & chopped Montréal smoked meat
My favorite is classic! My new years resolution is no fries for the year though. D’oh!
I’d love to try braised short rib and a mushroom gravy poutine. Nom nom nom!
Montreal smoked meat !!! nyummm
avocado & sour cream
Italian sausage, bacon & ground beef… heaven on earth!
Cheese curds & gravy!
Brisket. Just seems like a natural fit.
bacon all the way !
Just a classic cheese and gravy topping 🙂
ON TOP OF THE CHEESE AND GRAVY ADD BACON
Ideal topping Potato n Cheese + Gravy
smoked meat is perfect on top of poutine.
Dunn’s smoked meat is yummy!!!
Classic poutine with cheese curds and gravy is my favourite!
Dunns smoked meat, cheese curds and lots of gravy is the best poutine topping ever 🙂
Bacon added to a quebecoise is delicious
Would love to have pulled pork on my poutine!
Pull Pork with lots of cheese!!
That peppercorn version sounds amazing! I’ve never been a big fan of poutine as I’m not a gravy lover (sacrilege, I know) but the peppercorn sauce really appeals to me!
I love pancetta on my poutine, a bit unusual but very tasty:)
Cheese and fried crispy onions and smoked meat
cheese curds and bacon.
extra cheese 🙂
The original cheese curds and gravy of course.
I sometimes put bacon and truffle oil on mine. With gravy and cheese curds still, definitely.
The original gravy with cheese curds is my all-time favorite!
Mini steak bites
nothing like a little pulled pork on top!
I’d have to favor the Dunn’s topping.
Pulled Pork and spicy pickles!
Mmm! Pulled pork.
Bacon and squeaky curds!
Pulled pork and cheese! yes please!!
Roasted Portobello Mushrooms!!!!!
Bacon bacon bacon
cheese and smoked meat
You had me at “poutine” but I’m drooling over the thought of smoked meat thrown into the mix.
my ideal poutine will consist of cheese curds, flavourful gravy, thick-cut and crispy fries, black olives, banana peppers, and green onions on top.
My ideal poutine would probably be topped with meat, chili peppers and arrabiata sauce. I LOVE arrabiata pasta so why not on a poutine? 🙂
I love mango chutney mayo on top!
Pulled pork sounds great.
The classic all the way… squeaky cheese curds and piping hot gravy.
Good ol’ fashioned curds and gravy!
Classic curds of course
Butter chicken. Yup. Cardiac arrest on a plate but what a way to go!!
Cheese curds! mmmm
Pepperoni, bacon, salami – meat lover! =)
I would loooove to try a lobster poutine!
I’m excited that they have a vegetarian option! Yum!!!
Foie gras (from Pied du Cochon in Montreal!)
bacon and chocolate or maple syrup ice cream if they ever make that
I love fried onions on most anything!
Topping anything with protein is good.
yumm..just started following your blog! Thanks for sharing all your awesome adventures! I am definitely up for a classic Quebecoise poutine right now… 😛