Sunday, 10 July 2011

Burger King

Huge congratulations to our new Burger King - Steve Cumper. Steve has won the local competition to find Hobart's best burger, as nominated by customers. The 4 top nominees, along with Steve at RVL, were POP Cafe (Collins St), Devils Kitchen (Sandy Bay Rd) and Budgie Smugglers (cnr Collins and Market Sts), but Steve's proved the champion with the judges - probably helped by the fact that Steve goes the extra mile by baking the burger bun himself, sourcing his special beef and using his own aioli recipe, which is smeared liberally on both the top and bottom portions of the halved burger bun.

Steve has on his burger: the beef pattie, lettuce, tomato, fried egg, bacon, caramelised onions, aioli, cheese and a squirt of tomato sauce. He cannily secures the whole thing with a satay stick, poked through the middle of the upper bun layer, which penetrates through the filling, ending up in the bottom layer of the bun. This ensures the burger presents beautifully and perfectly, and is well-balanced. His burgers stand very tall, and would be totally inedible if you tried to eat them holding the burger with two hands and chowing down into one, like you usually do with a burger. You need a knife and fork to tackle this baby!

So - let us sing, to the tune of Gilbert and Sullivan's operatic song from Pirates of Penzance, Pirate King, "for he is a burger king, he is, hurrah for the burger king, and it is, it is a glorious thing to be a burger king".....

13 comments:

steve said...

Why thank you Rita and many thanks again for letting me use your kitchen in my hour of need!
Cheers Steve

Rita said...

It was a bonus for me, to watch you making your burgers in my kitchen, and having the one-on-one tutelage from the Master! I am loving the leftover aioli as we speak!

jane edwards said...

A wonderful burger that deserves to be crowned king, so does Steve with his superb restaurant.

Jane and Max Edwards

Peter Donnelly said...

Well done, Steve! Always love your food and never miss a visit to RVL when in Cygnet

steve said...

Hi Jane and Peter-thanks for your words of encouragement, it means a lot to the team as we all contibute.
Cheers and see you soon
Steve

sir grumpy said...

You mean that was a satay stick!?
I thought it was a chip.
But, because Cygnet is far, far away we often do our own.
Lady Fair does a nice one with little pockets of cheese inside which melt when bunged on the cast-iron frypan (got to go with cast iron for these).

reb said...

I just hope the lettuce leaf was up to scratch.

Anonymous said...

Reb-let it go

reb said...


"reb-let it go.."


But I thought the lettuce leaf was important...?

sir grumpy said...

Why not lettuce in on this...full story.

steve said...

Hi Rita, great news! The Cradoc Hill abattoir has a new owner apprently!

Rita said...

Thanks Steve - I just popped a comment on your blog post about it....

Anonymous said...

Best Burger?-it was IMHO, ate one yesterday Rita-spectacular!