Move over Ramen Burger, the cronut is back to take over the top food trend spot. Thanks to a Toronto pastry shop the cronut has been remade as a savoury creation with a beef patty and bacon. It is the Cronut Burger.
Toronto-based Le Dolci, working with Epic Burgers and Waffles are the genuises behind this sweet and savoury concoction. Known as a Maple Bacon Jam “Cronut” Inspired Burger, or the Do-Cro Burger, this hot new food item is essentially just a cheeseburger with a cronut for a bun. Sounds simple, simply delicious that is.
While reviews of the Do-Cro Burger have been mixed, you can't deny the allure of a burger joined together with a sweet and flaky pastry bun. The Do-Cro looks to be a lighter version of Paula Deen's infamous breakfast sandwich (2 glazed donuts with beef and egg), but with a flavour and texture all its own. Doused with maple bacon jam, the Do-Cro needs to be eaten, even if it doesn't live up to the hype.
With MTL Burger Week coming up on the first week of September, will we see one of our local burger joints riding the cronut wave and competing with their own Cronut Burger? I sure as hell hope so.
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!
The foodie's dream that is Burger Week will be making its way back to Montreal this September, from the 1st to the 7th, so get ready to gorge yourself delicious burger after delicious burger. While we're still a few weeks away from the start of this glorious week, many of the participating restaurants have begun to release information about their tasty creations.
For anyone that isn't too familiar, Le Burger Week is a week-long burger contest with over 40 participating restaurants all around Montreal. Each one creates their own, unique burger which is then available for that week for Montrealers to taste and vote on for the "People's Choice" award. There's also a panel of official judges who select the "Judges Choice" burger.
Least year's winner chosen by Montrealers was Gourmet Burger's #ShrinersBeef burger: a wood charcoal grilled burger topped with a mushroom and caramelized onion cheese fondue, spicy chipotle and smoked BBQ sauce, and garnished with fresh cilantro.
Not every restaurant that's participating this year has said what they'll be serving up, but so far the one's I'm looking forward to the most are Griffintown Café's Poutine Burger and Restaurant Kyomi's Peking Duck Burger. I can only imagine how delicious they'll be. And don't worry if you eat meat, because Copper Branch has made sure there's something for everyone this Burger Week with their Mansori Vegan Burger.
Here's the list of every restaurant that's participating this year:
Pub Burgundy Lion
La Cabane du Portugal
Bâton Rouge Steakhouse & Bar
Balconville Pub Gourmand
Monsieur Resto + Bar
Les Enfants Terribles
Minced. La Maison de Burgers
Brasserie Rachel Rachel
Le Gourmet Burger
Burger Bar Crescent
Brasserie Artisanale L’amère à Boire
JoBlo Restaurant Steakhouse
Medley Simply Malt
Mckibbin’s Irish Pub
Pub Bishop & Bagg
Café Vasco da Gama
Bistro des bières belges
Bofinger Parc Avenue
La Brasserie Saint-Denis
For more information check out the Burger Week Facebook page here.