Sunday, 4 March 2012

Burger Monday: Honest Burger

I reviewed Honest Burger way back in August of 2011 when it was possible to get one of Tom's awesome burgers without having to queue for at least 30 minutes.  So I was delighted when Daniel Young (of the excellent blog Young and Foodish) decided to ask Honest Burger to set up shop for a one night special Burger Monday.

The premise of Burger Monday seems to me to be to ask some of London's most interesting chefs to come along to Andrews (a rather grimy greasy spoon which would you normally be happy to walk on by) and provide their interpretation of one of the great American meals, the burger.  It all started with Hawksmoor and it has hosted such culinary stars Ben Spalding of Roganic.  Sounds great, and it is, but you'll need to get your skates on if you want to go along, they generally sell out in under five minutes.  Follow @burgermonday on twitter to be in with a chance!

And so to this particular Monday.  The Fashionista was caught up at a event looking at the latest trends for food over the forthcoming year (pine needles are apparently the thing this year- a multi-sensory experience) so I persuaded G-Star to come along.

It all started with an incredible black pudding duck's scotch egg - rich and gooey yolk with peppery black pudding.  Not healthy but darned good!

On to the burger - it was the usual tasty Ginger Pig aged beef patty, but something was different.  Rather than rashers of bacon perched perilously atop a burger, the streaky rashers had been instead been woven together into a lattice and cooked as a whole.  This sheet of bacon was then divided into squares and placed on the burger!  The rationale being if you cooked bacon this way it wouldn't curl up leaving you with a perfect mouthful every time!  Genius! With the burger came rosemary-salted triple-cooked chips - some of the best in London if you ask me.

Feeling rather full now we were served up with a Relay custard tart- quite nice but completely overshadowed by what had preceded it.

A great night with wonderful company, I will be keeping my eyes peeled for the next Burger Monday.  In the meantime I may have to join the back of the queue again at Honest to get my hands on one of those burgers again...

Daniel Young of Young and Foodish (left) and Tom from Honest Burgers
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  1. Rosemary salted triple cooked chips. Wow, wow and wow! They sound delicious. Like you, I am originally from Scotland but based in the South East. Not London, but not too far in nearby Reading. Will have to get the train through just to try one of those burgers! Great post :)

  2. Thanks - would recommend giving Honest Burgers a shot. They are really very good. Brixton Village has so much going on right now it's definitely worth a day trip - from Colombian to Japananese to tapas, it is in my view the most exciting place for food in London right now!


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