If you’re suffering from a weak burger game turn to Le Burger Week.
The giant city-wide burger festival is on its way back to Montreal next month so you might want to pull out those stretchy pants.
The annual event has been operating since 2012 and the burger-palooza has just announced the impressive list of participating Montreal spots.
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The annual event, which was inaugurated in Montreal, has gone national for the 2019 edition as restaurants put their own spin on the classic meal.
Each spot will offer a special burger creation, typically offered at a special “burger price” for the public to taste and cast their votes for their favourites.
There will be winning burgers in several categories including People’s Choice, Most Creative, and Healthiest Burger. The celebration also sends undercover tasters all over the country to choose which creation will earn the Judges’ Choice title.
The 2019 participating Montreal restaurants have been announced and the list is as extensive as it looks tasty.
Here is a selection of the participating spots, along with their burger creation’s name, but we’d recommend checking out Le Burger Week website for the full list of participants, addresses, pricing, and ingredients.
Burger Bar – “Bonzo Burger“
$19 – AAA beef patty, Montreal smoked meat, Jarlsberg cheese, house coleslaw, mustard, and match stick fried pickles on a toasted brioche bun.
Notre Boeuf de Grâce – “The GameChanger“
$17 – 6oz freshly ground beef patty, honey mustard BBQ sauce, BBQ glazed bacon, grilled halloumi cheese, tabbouleh coleslaw, pickles. Garnished with a bacon-wrapped Medjool date stuffed with goat cheese.
Les Enfants Terribles – “VIVE LE QUÉBEC“
$23 – Québec lamb and ‘Au Petit Goret’ chopped bacon patty, ‘Alexis de Portneuf’ Cantonnier black pepper cheese, ‘Birri’ wild arugula, ‘Marchands DuFrais’ chanterelles ketchup, bread from ‘L’Épicurien’ bakery.
Le Bird Bar – “Le Hot Chick“
$22 – Texan hot fried chicken sandwich, Saputo mozzarella, red cabbage slaw, fried onions, house-made pickles, lettuce on a house-baked bun served with fries, and Texan sauce mayo dip.
Foiegwa – “Tartare burger“
$19 – Classic Foiegwa summer truffle tartar burger, heirloom tomato, young Québec lettuce, brioche bun, and Saputo Grana Padano.
La Belle et La Boeuf – “Black Widow“
$19.95 – Angus Beef in a charcoal activated crust, surprise of Saputo cheddar and smoked bacon center cut, spicy Sriracha, mustard, and beer sauce. Served with red fruits sorbet.
Moxies Grillades & Bar – “Le Blue Carnivore“
$20 – 100% Canadian fresh ground chuck, crumbled blue cheese, crispy bacon, pesto mayo, fresh arugula, and quick pickles on a toasted brioche, served with fries.
Briskets Montreal – “Dragon“
$17 – A 6 oz. Canadian beef patty, Oka cheese, grenadine-caramelized onions, fried pickles, bacon, and signature Dragon sauce. Served on a black brioche bun.
La Maison du Magret – “Duck meat burger“
$21 – Duck meat burger seasoned with a mix of our house recipe made with Espelette pepper. Served with fries and foie gras sauce.
Hambar – “The Belly Burger“
$19 – Brioche bun, smoked habanero mayo, beef patty, caramelized onions, pickles, pork belly, Île-aux-Grues old cheddar topped with Shishito pepper, and Pork Belly.
Shaker – “THE ULTIMATE CHEESEBURGER“
$12 – Poppy seed bread, Canadian cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, beef patty, La Fromagerie Boivin’s Petit Crémeux, crispy fried onions, tomato, bacon, arugula, and burger sauce.
When: September 1 – 7
Time: Varies per location
Where: Various spots around Montreal
Price: Varies per burger