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28 Aug

Montréal Burger Week 2016 Preview

It’s that time of year again, when Montrealers and burger lovers prepare their bodies for one of the most anticipated food festivals of the year: Le Burger Week!  From September 1 to 7, Le Burger Week returns for a fifth edition of this week-long celebration of the burger.

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If you’ve never heard of Le Burger Week, here’s everything you need to know.

Thirty restaurants around Montréal create a signature burger for a week that reflects the cuisine and concept of the restaurant. Their burgers will be offered at a discounted “burger price”, an incentive for burger lovers to visit as many restaurants as possible during the festival.

Diners will be asked to vote on their favourite burgers at where awards will be given out in the following categories at the end of the week: the “Burger of The Year”, the “Judge’s Choice”, the “Creative Award”, “ the “Tallest Burger” and the “Healthiest Burger”.

Debuting in 2012, Le Burger Week has grown impressively over the past four years, from 30 local (Montréal) restaurants and 10,000 participants to a festival spanning eight cities with over 225 participating restaurants uniting over 100,000 burger lovers!

Le_Burger_WeekThis year, Le Burger Week has partnered with Budweiser to present “Bud and Burgers”, where select participating restaurants offer a brew to compliment their burger, all at a special price. ACE Bakery buns will also be featured at select restaurants.

Another highlight of this year’s Le Burger Week is Just Eat’s “Bring Le Burger Week Home Day!” On September 4, will be offering select participating Le Burger Week burger delivery, where users receive a 20% discount on their orders.

Founded by two local burger lovers and entrepreneurs Na’eem Adam and Thierry Rassam, Le Burger Week was created as a fun, food-focused festival that encourages local businesses.

“Our model encourages people to experience new places and visit different parts of the city. Our mission is to stimulate businesses in cities based on a fun and adventurous idea, and to find the truly best burgers in each city with the help of burger lovers everywhere,” co-founder Na’eem Adam explains. “Every participating restaurant has greatly benefited from our festival.”

Here is a sneak peak at some of the burgers to look forward to!

Blackstrap_BBQBlackstrap BBQ – “The Pig Mac”

Smoked pork patty, lettuce, American cheese, pickles, onions and a not-so-secret sauce.

Brasserie_St-DenisBrasserie Saint-Denis – “Le P’tit Gros”

Elk burger stuffed with duck confit, two-year-old aged smoked bacon applewood cheddar from PEI, onion confit, apple-cider-infused radicchio and roquette, BBQ and beer mayonnaise, accompanied with a P’TIT burger puffed pastry stuffed with duck and foie gras mousse, garnished with radish sprouts.

Bulldog_Beer_HouseBulldog Beer House – “Bulldog Burger”

Angus AAA+ beef sirloin tip marinated for eight days with secret spices, a 100% Angus AAA+ beef patty, mix of Cantonnier and mozzarella cheese, fried jalapeños, fried onions, sauerkraut, tomatoes, pickles, mustard, homemade bun.

Chez_ChoseChez Chose – “Cheese Bagel Burger”

A Turlo farm pork meatball stuffed with Île-aux-Grues cheddar cheese, topped with a fresh homemade bagel with relish and smoked mayonnaise.

Griffintown_CafeGriffintown Café – “Espresso Burger”

Griffintown burger (1/2 beef, 1⁄4 lamb, 1⁄4 duck), complete with an espresso and dark chocolate glaze, with blue cheese and maple syrup bacon.

Jukebox_BurgersJukebox Burgers – “The Georgia Burger”

AAA minced beef and herbed chorizo blended 1/2 lb. patty served on a bed of fresh baby arugula with homemade garlic yogurt spread. Topped with avocado, caramelized onions, roasted bell pepper and fried and flambéed Mediterranean table cheese, all between a freshly baked pumpernickel bun.

Le_Gourmet_BurgerLe Gourmet Burger – “The PK Burger”

Crispy, cheesy, savoury pancakes sandwiching a charcoal grilled beef patty, topped with maple onion confit and cheddar cheese.

Le_Gras_DURLe Gras Dur – “Bacon-wrapped Cheeseburger”

Certified Angus Beef burger patty, cheddar, mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, Bretzel bread—all wrapped in bacon.

MacheMâche – “Mâche Burger”

Seasoned Canadian beef, jalapeño Havarti cheese, caramelized onions, bacon, spring mix, tomatoes, ketchup, sesame mayonnaise.

McKibbinsMcKibbins – “McKibbin’s Spicy Peach Fest Burger”

An 8 oz. fire grilled burger topped with fresh Niagara peaches, melted mozzarella, hot banana peppers, bacon, red onions and mayo on a toasted bun.

MisterSteerMister Steer – “The Hero Burger”

Half-a-pound classic Steer burger with caramelized onions, crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, spicy mayonnaise and curly Susie Q fries.

For more information on Le Burger Week, visit:

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