Robert: Restaurant receives threats after poutine confused with Putin

Published on March 9th, 2022 @ 10:33 AM


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A restaurant in France has mistakenly come under fire from those protesting the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

La Maison de la Poutine in Paris, which specializes in fries covered in gravy and cheese curds, says they have received numerous angry messages and even threats after some have confused the restaurant’s name and signature dish as being a reference to Russian President, Vladimir Putin.

“It, therefore, seems necessary for us to recall that La Maison de la Poutine is unrelated to the Russian regime and its leader,” La Maison tweeted. “Our dish was born in Quebec in the 1950s. And the stories to tell its origin are numerous. But one thing is certain: poutine was created by passionate cooks who care about bringing joy and comfort to their customers.”

The restaurant continued to offer its support to the Ukrainian people.

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