As part of its new Artist Series, Umami Burger has teamed up with Washington, D.C.-based chef Jose Andrés for the Jose Andrés Burger, and a menu of assorted tapas and pintxos (small bar snacks served on toothpicks or skewers).
The Jose Andrés Burger features a ground pork and prosciutto patty on Umami Burger’s signature bun, topped with a piquillo pepper confit, caramelized onions, and Manchego (a classic Spanish sheep’s milk cheese).
A dollar from each burger sold will benefit World Central Kitchen, Andrés’ humanitarian organization which looks to address potential solutions to world hunger and poverty.
The collaboration is also quite fitting, as the chef has previously alluded to getting involved with the fast food industry as one of those solutions.
The chef has also designed a menu of patatas bravas (twice-cooked crispy potatoes with bravas sauce and garlic aioli), date and cured ham pintxos (pitted medjool dates wrapped with cured ham, warmed in “umami sherry vinaigrette”), and green olive pintxos (olives and anchovies, “umamified” with piquillo peppers confit).
The menu will be available beginning Tuesday, May 20th at all full-service Umami Burger locations, and is a prelude to upcoming collaborations between chef Andrés and Umami Burger at the SLS Las Vegas.
Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.