This Gene Wilder Tribute Burger Is Just the (Golden) Ticket
In the week since the late great Gene Wilder’s passing, there has been no shortage of (often edible) tributes to the comic actor.The latest is the Beauregarde Burger —made with a bright blue and kaleidoscopic rainbow milk bun — from Bar Luca in Sydney, Australia.
The psychedelically colored burger is named after Violet Beauregarde, a character in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, in which the late Wilder played the titular character.
It's WONKA WEEK! Beauregard BurgerTomato Soup Jelly BL Beef Pattie Fried Potatoes Popping Cheese Blueberry Onion Jam Wonka Sauce Rainbow Milk Bun $16 There is a hidden GOLDEN TICKET in this weeks burger special! One each day per venue! Available at @barlucasydney from Monday 5th- Saturday 10th Available at @blburgers from Tuesday 6th-Sunday 11th Available at B L Burgers @beachroadbondi from Wednesday 7th - Sunday 11th VERY LIMITED NUMBERS EACH DAY! #wonkaweek #Beauregardburger #violetbeauregard #goldenticket #genewilder #willywonka
The $16 burger, made with beef, tomato soup jelly, fries, popping cheese, blueberry onion jam, and a special “Wonka sauce,” is part of the bar’s Wonka Week, which lasts until this weekend. Violet — as you may remember — is turned into a blueberry by the end of the movie, hence the color of the burger and the blueberry onion jam.
The most exciting aspect of the brightly hued burger is that whoever finds a golden ticket in their meal will win a special keyring, which will allow them to get a free burger at Bar Luca every day for one year.