Halfway through the month and I’ve had 5 of the 60 burgers on offer. The background to Burger Love is here.
I’m easily swayed by people commenting on Facebook, so one lunch time we tried La Dolce Vita at Piatto Pizza and Enotica for La Dolce Vita. We also split a (tiny) Caesar salad.
Despite having a lot of great flavours, especially the bacon onion jam and the garlic, overall it was too spicy/hot for my tastes and the meat was boring. 6/10
Earlier that week we had split a Shawarma burger and a Fattouch salad at Cedar’s Eatery. The beef was infused with Shawarma spices and topped with chicken shawarma with the whole topped by a pickled turnip. I forgot to take photos! 8/10
Last Sunday (before the PEI Symphony) I ate The Shortlist at the bar of our newest hotel’s restaurant, the Redwater Rustic Grille.What made the Shortlist special was the beetroot relish and the fact that the beef was not overcooked. The onion/beef jus for dipping detracted from the burger. 9/10 I had the burger 3/4 eaten before I remembered that I had forgotten to take photos. Check out the link to see what it looked like.
Promo on a napkin dispenser; a must-have for burger love.
My favourite so far has been Smokey and the Bandit at the Downtown Deli: 8 oz. Island Beef patty with signature Smokey Seasoning, COWS Applewood Smoked Cheddar™, Dry Cured Bacon, Red Ale Chipotle Mustard, Caramelized Onion & Mint Chutney, Homemade Crispy Onions, Arugula, and Sliced Tomatoes on a Homemade Onion Rosemary Foccacia Bun, garnished with Granny Smith Apple Slices.
Why did I love this burger? First off, do not tell the PEI Health inspector. Burgers on PEI must be fully cooked. This one was so juicy and flavourfully close to the borderline of medium rare that I think it tipped over to the dark side. Second, the apple and grape topping was brilliant; have a bite of apple after a few bites of burger and it refreshes your palate and gets you ready to taste the burger anew. Third, the bits of onion were crisp and tasty to the end, and a nice counterpoint to the strong flavours of the smoke and cheese. Finally, the bun was the freshest, best, I’ve had yet. 10/10
Now where shall we go for my birthday?