Following its success in previous years, Burger Week is back for a fifth year in Montreal, but also in five other cities across Canada from Vancouver to Quebec! And if you had planned to leave the city for the West Indies between September 1st and 7th, know that the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti is also involved!
Founded by two amateur burger cronies Thierry Rassam and Na’eem Adam, the event is as coveted by the public as it is by restaurateurs.
A Staple In All Corners of Montreal
This gathering of restaurateurs, which has grown from thirty to fifty participants, brought nearly 150,000 burger aficionados together last year in Montreal! It’s an opportunity for participants and chefs to show off their chops on a dish as popular as it is delicious…
Over the years we’ve seen chefs go international looking for new products, textures and presentations while others have stuck to the fundamentals and improved on them.
Of all the different burgers we tried, here are the three we think are definitely worth a look!
In Saint Henri, Burgundy Lion Pub
For those who don’t know this place, it’s as welcoming as it is exciting. It’s name, and atmosphere scream comfortable Anglo-Saxon pub. The clientele is mostly from the neighborhood, and sometimes people seem to know it all. But once you take a look at the menu you quickly realize people don’t only come here to drink beer! The food is fresh, varied, and high-quality…
Burgundy Lion’s Fish Burger is very inspiring, and no surprise they use fried cod from Britain. Accompanied with lettuce, tomato, American cheese, tartar sauce and a brioche, the term comfort food immediately comes to mind!
In Old Montreal, the Bulldog Beer House
This Old Montreal spot has street food in its heart, so it was only natural that the Bulldog Beer House participates in Burger Week!
The restaurant is colorful, young, lively, and has already won over many people with its atmosphere. You’ll find a classic menu; from burgers to nachos, to homemade mac n’ cheese. We love that they suggest pairings of “food and beer!”
For those who sometimes see a burger as a challenge, the Bulldog Burger is made for you! Here are the ingredients used to make this gargantuan burger:
AAA+ Angus sirloin marinated 8 days with secret spices
100% Angus AAA+ Beef Galette
Mozzarella & Cantonnier Cheese mixture
Will all these great ingredients make sure you bring your appetite! Though in the end your gluttonous side might prevail regardless…
In Shaughnessy Village, Try Out Copper Branch!
You may have noticed the Montreal restaurant opting to combine fast food and vegan cuisine. Mission succeeded for this chain that attracts new customers every day by helping them discover new flavors! Burger Week allows everyone to enjoy the burgers regardless of their diet, and we are delighted to see Copper Branch participating in this wonderful adventure.
Using organic bread, the restaurant proposes a 100% vegetable burger containing beets and carrots, sumac coleslaw – a Middle Eastern spice – pesto mayonnaise, alfalfa sprouts, and bacon-style coconut!
Burger Week is an opportunity to taste new flavors, and Copper Branch is here to surprise us all!
Throughout Montreal, and For All Tastes
Burger Week is a celebration of all the influences that contribute to the sparkle of Montreal restaurants, recognized far beyond our borders! So from September 1st to 7th, head out and discover all the delicious burgers that make our city great!
Go check out all the relevant information on Burger Week’s website before setting out on your burger adventure.
Pub Burgundy Lion
2496 Notre-Dame Street W.
BullDog Beer House
12 Saint Paul Street W.
1245 Bishop Street