The list of intriguing burger elements encountered in the past fortnight starts, of course, with camel. Ground in house, no less, at the appropriately named Ground Burger Bar in Newmarket, Ontario. But the list doesn’t stop there: black Manchego cheese; bacon & orange marmalade; Korean Gochujang sauce; onion chutney and lavender mayo.
Intriguing in its omnipresence is arugula (known in parts of Europe as rocket), included on four of the burgers below. I would wager that soon more high-end burgers will be dressed with arugula than with lettuce. This is being a steady, quiet changing of the culinary guard. Try it if you haven’t.
Lucky 13, Salt Lake City
The Smoke Stack Lightning Burger
A 7-oz. chopped-chuck patty topped with our house smoked pulled pork, caramelized onions, or signature house-smoked bacon and melted smoked Cheddar cheese on a bed of sweet baby spring mix, plump tomato and onion slices in a locally baked French rosette
Ground Burger Bar, Newmarket, Ontario
Prince Of Persia
Ground-in-house Camel, Gruyère cheese, bacon & orange marmalade and roasted-garlic aïoli
Filthy Cow, Manchester
Three Little Pigs
Pork patty, smoked bacon, BBQ pulled pork, Red Leicester cheese, onion rings, BBQ sauce, pickles, lettuce and tomato
Cannibale Royale, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Veal Extra-ordinary Burger
180g (6.3 oz.) of veal, rilette of mackerel, Serrano ham, lavender-mayo, arugula salade and sauce Anitboise
160g (5.6 oz.) Bio-beef with Müritzer cheese, snap peas & carrots-mix, arugula, house-made ketchup, Green Herb Sauce, tomato, onion, gherkins and lettuce