Sunday, October 6, 2013

Burger Bash deliciousness at the MGM

What a beautiful sight around the pool at the MGM yesterday for Burger Bash.  This was my birthday gift to my spouse, and was he ever happy.  Beats a Brooks Brothers tie!

Eight MGM restaurants competed, pulling out all the stops on their version of a winning burger.  As much as I loved how beautiful each burger was, the highlight of my day was seeing Joel Robuchon sitting right behind me.  I am a a celebrity chef groupie, no question about it!  Michael Mina, too.  Michael, nobody makes a lobster pot pie like you.

There was a beef cheek patty topped with Boursin cheese and tomato jam with some shallot cracklings.  I am now a fan of beef cheek and will happily order beef cheek ravioli.  In fact, I can't wait to order beef cheek ravioli.

Tom Colicchio's Craftsteak burger was a pork belly patty with a slice of heirloom tomato, blue cheese and a chipotle BBQ sauce.

Emeril's burger was hand ground steak with an oxtail marmalade, Havarti cheese and a crispy onion crust.  The hand made potato roll was beautiful.

Michael Mina (PUB 1842) won the competition with his signature bacon cheeseburger.  A beef patty topped with some Gouda cheese and melted American cheese with lettuce, the pub's secret sauce and plenty of bacon.

There was a salmon burger with crispy rice wrapped in seaweed.  And Wolfgang's burger was topped with Gouda, habanero-tomato chutney (my spouse LOVED the burn on this), caramelized onion, arugula, served on a pretzel bun.

The fry station was beautiful.  Onion rings served in brown paper bags with a large assortment of dipping sauces.  Sweet potato fries, waffle fries and, the hit of the afternoon, homemade tater tots fried in duck fat.  They were FUN.

This was the definition of an afternoon of fun.

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1 comment:

cm2e said...

Did you try ALL of those burgers?