Zero George is changing up their infamous “Royale with Cheese” recipe for the summer to participate in the Blended Burger Project presented by the James Beard Foundation and the Mushroom Council. The Blended Burger Project is a nationwide competition that encourages chefs to create a healthier, more sustainable, and tastier burger by swapping out at least 25 percent of the ground meat for finely chopped mushrooms.
Made with wagyu beef, smothered and covered in Kraft fondue, and topped with caramelized onions and black truffles, the burger gets an eco upgrade by substituting at least 25 percent of the burger meat with finely chopped Mepkin Abbey shiitake mushrooms. While incorporating mushrooms into the patties creates a 'healthier' burger, it also complements the flavors since the Royale with Cheese is already covered in truffles. “The mushrooms create a rich, umami flavor and sauce as it cooks, which only complements the fatty, waygu beef,” says Chef.
The burger will be available now until July 31st, when the voting period ends and Chef Vinson Petrillo will be making limited quantities available Tuesday-Sunday evenings at the bar.
Help Zero Restaurant + Bar send Chef Vinson and the “Royale with Cheese” to New York City!
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