Le Burger Week is finally upon us Montreal and our stomachs sure do have their work cut out for them. With over 30 restaurants competing for the title of best burger, its gonna be tough to make the choice of where to eat. Let MTL Blog help you make an informed decision with our daily updates on what we ate every day during Le Burger Week 2013. Here is our day 1 roundup.
Deca 77: The Decca 77 Burger
Our first foray into Burger Week began at the swanky and charming Decca 77. Known for its wine selection, Decca 77 is definitely making strides in the burger department with their self-titled burger. Using all homemade ingredients, from the bread to the condiments, the Decca 77 Burger has an Angus beef patty mixed with herbs, mozzarella, house ketchup, aioli, arugula, red onion, pickle house tomato, and an over easy egg all held within a brioche bun. The patty has a unique flavour dimension unlike a standard patty (it almost has a lamb/kebob flavour to it) while the slightly runny egg pairs perfectly with the brioche bun. A great beginning to Burger Week.
For live action footage of the Decca 77 Burger, check out MTL Blog's video interview with Le Burger Week coordinate Na'eem Adam here.
Burger Royal: The Faux Boss Burger
A newcomer in the MTL burger scene, Burger Royal brought its A game with the Faux Boss Burger. Named after their most popular burger (the standard Boss), Burger Royal's Faux Boss Burger includes lettuce, tomato, carmelized onions and mushrooms, bacon, fried jalapenos, and sauced up with some homemade spicy mayo and their Dr. Pepper BBQ house sauce. Despite being a little messy, the Faux Boss Burger is HUGE on flavour. All of the ingredients combine nicely into a burger packing some serious punch. You'll get a little messy, but you won't care. Pair it up with Burger Royal's tasty Captain Crunch Milkshake (using milk soaked/imbued with the sweet cereals flavour) for a classic burger experience.
One day is done and there are so many more burgers to look forward to. Be sure to vote for your favourites at leburgerweek.com and let us know where we should eat next in the comments below!
If you loved Poutine Fest last week you're going to love this festival that's back again this year, bigger and better than ever. Yup, Burger Week is returning and they've got some insane things planned for all of us!
Le Burger Week will be taking place from September 1st until September 7th all over the city! They haven't released all the amazing burgers that they have in store for us yet, but these are the ones they have release and they look insanely delicious!
Check out their Facebook page for updates leading up to the big event!
1. Medley Simple Malt
This burger is named "Pimp Your Burger" and they basically let you choose how you want your burger made. They serve the ground patty on top of a toasted bun and you choose from a list of amazing toppings to make your burger totally your own!
2. Pub McCarold
This burger is called "Boar Burger" because it's made with boar meat! They top it with wild mushrooms, Camembert cheese, arugula and fresh basil! It honestly sounds so juicy and delicious.
3. Cafe Vasco de Gama
This one is a totally unique burger made with cod cake! They then top this fish patty with lemon tapenade, parsley, aioli, watercress, allumette potatoes, and place it all on top of a toasted Portuguese bun.
This burger was dubbed "La Sammy Cavallaro" burger and it looks and sounds amazing. They beef patty is topped with marinara sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella, fresh basil, garlic butter buns and that's all topped with parmesan cheese! It's basically a pizza and a burger mixed together!
5. Baton Rouge Steakhouse
This is the Chili Tender Beef Burger that's topped with chicken tenders, general tao sauce and a whole lot of other good toppings! It looks and sounds like heaven on a plate.
6. Mckibbin's Irish Pub
Mckibbin's is making an insane burger called the "Guinness Fondue Burger". They're basically going to top the burger with tons of their Guinness cheese sauce and onion rings on top of a pretzel bun! Omg... doesn't that just sound ridiculously good?
7. Burger Bar Crescent
This burger is called the "Super Sharp Cheddar Black Angus" burger because it's topped with 10-year old cheddar! Of course they didn't forget the boar bacon and pickles.
8. Kampai Garden
9. Le Gras Dur
The recipe for this burger has not yet been released but it seriously looks insane. It's basically a fried burger slathered in cheese sauce.. enough said.
10. Vladmir Poutine
The recipe for this burger also hasn't been released yet but you can guess by the name that it's going to be a burger and poutine mixed together. Sounds just scrumptious.
11. Bar Sarah B.
This burger is called the "Quebec Waygu Beef Burger". It's Quebec Waygu beef topped with old cheddar, crispy Brussel sprouts, smoked pork cheek bacon, black garlic mayo and zucchini pickles!
12. La Coupole
This is the "Veal Burger of Quebec" and it sounds so amazing. It's a ground veal burger topped with melted Valbert cheese, oysters, Cremini mushrooms all on top of a toasted pretzel bun!
13. Irish Embassy Pub & Grill
The Irish Embassy is making a "Lamb Stew Burger" that sounds so good. Their lamb burger is going to be topped with sharp cheddar and crispy Brussel sprouts all on top of a pressed potato bun!
14. Station Ho
The recipe for this burger has not yet been released I'm sure you can see just how delicious it's going to be!
This burger is going to be called the "Burger Pac Mac Insanity" which is a pretty good name to describe how insanely delicious this burger will be. They're going to use deep fried mac n' cheese as buns!!! If that doesn't convince you, I don't know what will.
16. Le Renoir
This burger is called the "Imposter" and it's basically a sweet dessert burger. They top their chocolate ice cream patty with orange mango jelly on top of sweet brioche buns with a side of homemade churros as "fries". It's sounds amazing and totally unique!
17. Restaurant Emiliano's
This burger is called the "Al Pasto" burger and it's basically a braised pork shoulder topped with onion, pineapple, oaxaca cheese, jalapeno and lettuce all on top of a brioche bun!
Isn't it just the best thing in the world when you take that first bite of juicy, cheesy, burger with all your favourite condiments and toppings? It's even better when you skip the greasy burgers from McDonald's and get a real, gourmet burger from one of Montreal's amazing burger shops.
Well, Montreal's Burger Week is coming back this year and all you burger lovers out there are in store for a treat. Burger Week is a week long burger contest featuring some of Montreal's top restaurants!
The best part of this annual contest? We get to decide! How it works is that each participating restaurant creates their own completely unique burger that is available all week long. Montrealer's go to these participating restaurants and vote on their favourite! A panel of judges also votes on their favourite.
This event is happening this September 1st to the 7th 2017!
But it's actually probably just because mac and cheese is as close as you can get to actual magic on earth. Seriously.
It's cheesy, delicious, there are about 7,000 different possible ways to eat it. Plus, true sidenote - it's literally impossible to be sad while eating mac and cheese. (There's also a Friends reference somewhere here. I just know it.)
Which is why Montreal's Mac N Cheese Week is such an awesome time of the year.