Good news for the burger world – Burger King, famous for its fast food burgers, has decided to produce a real whopper of a burger. The burger, named ‘The Burger’, costs GBP95.00 and is only available in one Burger King restaurant, the Gloucester Road, West London branch.
So, what are the ingredients of the world’s most expensive burger?
- Wagyu beef*
- White truffle
- Pata negra ham slices
- Cristal onion straws
- Modena balsamic vinegar
- Lambs lettuce
- Pink himalayan rock salt**
- Organic white wine
- Shallot infused mayonnaise
- Served in an Iranian saffron and white truffle dusted bun
Celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson simply said that the “It sounds delicious.” I would love to try the burger to be able to provide a review, straight from the horses mouth, but cannot afford the bus fare to the West End, so will have to pass. I am not convinced that “organic white wine” is the best choice however. The ingredients are sourced from all over the world, so a splash of organic wine can only be there to attract the green vote.
But wouldn’t it be great of Burger King, and its rival burger bars and restaurants, made a greater attempt to produce a better burger? I would happily pay six pounds for a high quality burger sandwich (not meal) but we only have the whoopers and Big Macs to choose from, with poor quality bread, bland meat and a garnish that tries to disguise the meat rather than compliment it.
*Wagyu refers to several breeds of cattle genetically predisposed to intense marbling and to producing a high percentage of oleaginous unsaturated fat. Also known as Kobe-style beef, the meat from wagyu cattle is known worldwide for its marbling characteristics, increased eating quality through a naturally enhanced flavor, tenderness and juiciness. Because of the wagyu cattle’s genetic predisposition and special diet including beer and sake, wagyu yields a beef that contains a higher percentage of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids than typical beef. The increased marbling also improves the ratio of monounsaturated fats to saturated fats. (Definition from Wikipedia).
**why not use Maldon Sea Salt?