Burger lovers rejoice at Montréal’s Le Burger Week
This year from September 1 to 7, Montrealers prepare their bodies for the sixth edition of one of the year’s most anticipated food festivals, Le Burger Week!
Restaurants around the city create signature burgers that reflect the cuisine and concept of the restaurant in a bid to be awarded a coveted distinction in a myriad of categories. Eaters will be asked to vote on their favourite burgers on www.leburgerweek.com, and awards will be given out for “Best Burger”, “Most Outrageous”, “Healthiest” and “Judge’s Choice”.
Debuting in 2012, Le Burger Week has grown drastically over the past five years, from 30 local (Montréal) restaurants and 20,000 participants to a festival spanning six Canadian provinces, three countries close to 400 restaurants and enticing over 150,000 burger loving eaters!
The 2017 Montréal edition of Le Burger Week includes new fun initiatives all aimed to get people to enjoy some of the city’s most creative burgers.
- Enjoy burgers wherever you are (almost) with the festival’s official delivery service provider Just Eat. Visit www.leburgerweek.com, select the burger you want and have it delivered to your doorstep.
- “Bud and Burgers” presented by Budweiser – Participating restaurants will offer a brew to complement their burger, all at a special price.
- “Buy a Friend a Burger” – Treat your friend to a complimentary burger by buying them one online! They’ll be emailed a voucher for a burger on you. There is no greater gift than the gift of a mouth-watering burger!
Here is the list of some of the participating restaurants and burgers you have to look forward to this year:
Café Vasco de Gama – “Pastéis de bacalhau”
Cod cake burger, olive and lemon tapenade, parsley aioli, watercress, ''allumette'' potatoes on Portuguese bread.
Medley Simple Malt – “Pimp Your Burger”
The Medley Simple Malt ''Pimp'' your Burger is a half-pound of lovingly seasoned ground beef, served on a custom onion bun and topped with lettuce, tomato, red onion and aioli, as well as toppings of your choice, such as caramelized onions, house-smoked cheddar, onion ring, avocado aioli, bacon jam, BBQ mayo or fried egg.
McKkibbin’s Irish Pub – “Guinness Fondue Burger”
McKibbin’s legendary 1/2 lb fire-grilled all beef patty with Guinness cheddar sauce and onion rings on a warm pretzel bun. Served with hand-cut McKibbin’s fries and homemade creamy coleslaw.
Pub McCarold – “Boar Burger”
Slow roasted wild boar woodland mushroom burger garnished with Camembert cheese, arugula and fresh basil on a sesame bun. Served with Parmesan home-style fries.
Kampai Garden – “Kampai Burger”
Beef chuck burger, teriyaki mushrooms, provolone cheese, onion, lettuce, tomato & wasabi aioli. *Only available weekdays between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Imadake – “Ebi Ika Burger”
Panko breaded shrimp and calamari burger with avocado jalapeño crème. Served only during evening hours:
Notre-Bœuf-De-Grace – “Le Sammy Cavallaro
Two 3 oz. freshly ground beef patties, marinara, pepperoni, pizza mozzarella, fresh basil, garlic butter toasted buns, Parmesan, love.
Irish Embassy Pub & Grill – “Irish Lamb Stew Burger”
A 7 oz. lamb burger garnished with a thin corned beef crisp, sharp stout cheddar, and crispy Brussels sprout leaves on a grill-pressed potato bun. Served with a side of Guinness au jus with peas and carrots.
Burger Bar Crescent – “Super Cheddar Black Angus”
Black Angus beef patty topped with 10-year-old cheddar, boar bacon, homemade ketchup, kosher dill pickle, crispy fried onions, leaf lettuce on a toasted brioche bun.
Le Renoir – “The Imposter”
The Impostor resembles a traditional gourmet burger. Imagined and conceived by pastry chef Roland Del Monte, MOF (Meilleur Ouvrier de France), this burger is in fact a frozen and sweet delight! Its succulent sesame brioche uncovers an orange and mango jelly melted on top of a homemade chocolate ice cream patty. Served with a side order of homemade churros French fries with red berry ketchup. Topped with the final touch: a pickle-style marshmallow. Bon appétit!
Bistro Laurentien La Coupole – “Veal Burger of Québec”
Burger with pretzel bun, ground veal from Québec, melted Valbert cheese, oyster and cremini mushrooms.
Bar Sarah B. – “Québec Wagyu Beef Burger”
A delicious Wagyu beef burger from Québec topped with old cheddar cheese, smoked pork cheek bacon, black garlic mayonnaise, zucchini pickles, lettuce and tomato, as well as tasty homemade fries.
Some of the other participating restaurants:
For more information regarding Le Burger Week, please visit: www.leburgerweek.com
Jason Lee, blogger
Jason is a food eater and picture taker. As the blogger behind Shut Up and Eat, he covers everything food, from recipes to reviews. Jason has vowed that he will not stop until he has officially eaten his way across Montréal. It’s a big claim, and it’s one he’s making.