Monday, 25 August 2014

National Burger Day, UK - 27 August 2014

The UK's National Burger Day 2014 took place on 27 August 2014, and I was lucky enough to be invited to a celebration of burgers orgainsed by My Hyde and Tweat Up at Battersea Power Station.

Here's a short film I've put together all about the evening:



This year at the National Burger Day event, I had the chance to try five of the 12 burgers on offer, here's how it went down:

Bleecker St. Burger: Created the Pizza Burger. 50-day aged beef patty, melted mozzarella, Marinara sauce, shaved Parmesan, basil mayonnaise and some grated red pepper flakes all wrapped in a sesame seed bun.

Byron (Fred Smith): Created the Shady burger. This is the a 3oz version of the normal Byron beef patty with crispy cheese, pickle relish, american cheese, chopped white onions and ketchup.

Dirty Burger: Created the Mini Swiss burger. Beef, Swiss Cheese, Mushroom on a bed of chopped lettuce ketchup and mustard mayo.

HotBox: Created the Smokey Bandit, Dry Aged chuck and rib patty, smoked beef rib, Monterey Jack, Chipotle & slaw, spicy bbq dripping & chimichurri. It's a brilliant smokey BBQ burger

Breddos (Slider Bar): Served up the Short Rib slider. A mix of 10-hour smoked chipotle short rib with an aged beef and bone marrow patty

Others that I didn't get a taste of on the night (due to large queues and some places running out) were:
  • B.O.B.’s Burgers
  • Club Gascon (Pascal Aussignac)
  • Dip & Flip
  • Disco Bistro
  • Le Bun
  • Mother Flipper
  • Roti Chai
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Can you believe it was just a year ago that the UK held its inaugural National Burger Day?

Championed by the lovely people at Shortlist / Mr Hyde, National Burger Day in the UK is a celebration of the hamburger. A day where we can throw our diets (who am I kidding) aside and bathe in the glory of a juicy patty wrapped in a soft and supple bun.

National Burger Day 2014 features more than 300 burger restaurants and chains across the country, who are offering 20% off burgers for the whole day. You can find out more on who's participating by visiting Mr Hyde's dedicated microsite and searching for a restaurant.

In London, we're a bit lucky, as Mr Hyde are hosting a festival of burgers at Battersea Power Station with a host of fantastic burger slingers, booze, picklebacks and more in the evening. There's also the inaugural Car-B-Q - a twist on the classic BBQ with London's cabbies cooking burgers on the engines of the iconic black cabs. Awesome.

And there's more. I'm going to be running a Nationa Burger Day competition, to win a pair of gold-plated burger cufflinks. Designed by the hugely talented Kasun London, who have two ranges in the shops currently, these are a super desirable accessory. One lucky winner will receive a pair of gold-plated burger cufflinks in a luxury jewellery box - keep your eyes peeled for details!

Just to get your tastebuds tingling, here's a quick taster of what went down at National Burger Day 2013:







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