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World Burger Tour, Here We Come!

By Slowdownandsavor
World Burger Tour, here we come!

This past week, the folks from Hard Rock Cafe contacted me, wondering if I'd be at all interested in checking out their World Burger Tour, a month-long celebration of burgers inspired by the flavors of the world.

Um... YES. Of COURSE I would. Don't you even know who you're talking to? CLEARLY, I'm interested... So as expected, I responded with a resounding, "I would be happy to," and so today, before heading out on an epic burger-filled fun-fest, I thought I'd stop on over here and give a brief breakdown of the World Burger Tour over at Hard Rock Cafe in case you wanted to join in on the fun!

The details: Hard Rock World Burger Tour

  • Hard Rock Cafe locations in North America are celebrating the start of burger season with a menu showcasing international Local Legendary™ Burgers
  • The limited-time World Burger Tour menu is available Sunday, May 1 through Thursday, June 30, 2016
  • This year, Hard Rock is also offering a literal World Burger Tour, a travel package that takes the most adventurous burger enthusiasts on the road (and the skies) to sample offerings from the World Burger Tour menu at Hard Rock Cafe locations in London, Athens, Buenos Aires and Seattle!
  • For more information, head over to www.worldburgertour.com
World Burger Tour, here we come!

Basically, Hard Rock is giving chefs at their cafes the freedom to create a unique Local Legendary Burger that captures the flavors of their city. This year more than 160 local burgers were evaluated by Hard Rock's culinary team with fan favorites selected to headline the World Burger Tour menu. Throughout May and June, Hard Rock Cafe menus* will feature the following World Burger Tour offerings including, but not limited to:

  • English Breakfast Burger (London, England) - a Certified Angus Beef® patty topped with sliced ham, a sausage patty, a fried egg, a portobello mushroom, arugula and garlic aioli and served with a side of baked beans
  • Java Lava Burger (Seattle, United States) - a Certified Angus Beef patty grilled and dressed in a house-made espresso rub and topped with lava sauce, crunchy java onions, bacon, melted Cheddar cheese and garnished with a fried jalapeño
  • Tandoori Chicken Burger (Mumbai, India) - a dark meat chicken patty seasoned with aromatic spices and fresh herbs, topped with mint mayonnaise and served with a side of cucumber
  • Jamaican Jerk Burger (Montego Bay, Jamaica) - a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with banana pepper rings, mango jalapeño cream cheese and jerk mayonnaise
  • ATOMIC! Burger (Las Vegas, United States) - a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with Atomic beer-battered peppers, pepper jack cheese, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, garlic chipotle ketchup and chipotle mayonnaise
  • Tango Salsa Burger (Buenos Aires, Argentina) - a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with andouille sausage, Monterey Jack cheese, chips de batata, a fried egg, salsa criolla and garlic aioli
  • Greek Burger (Athens, Greece) - a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with arugula, feta cheese and a tomato slice
  • Aloha Burger (Honolulu, United States) - a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with SPAM, Monterey Jack cheese, a grilled pineapple ring with sweet soy glaze, guacamole and pico de gallo

Hard Rock Cafe has created cocktails that perfectly complement World Burger Tour offerings. Served in Hard Rock's iconic mason jars, adult guests can order with the suggested pairing or mix it up with any other burger from the limited-time menu. New cocktails include:

  • All Jacked Up - created to balance the Jamaican Jerk Burger's spicy flair, this cocktail features a mix of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, PJ, Orgeat and lime juice, garnished with orange and pineapple wedges and a cherry
  • Crisp Sipper - inspired by the Aloha Burger's sweet and savory taste, this cocktail features a mix of Hendrick's gin, Monin Cucumber, lemon, orange and raspberry, topped with tonic and garnished with rosemary and thyme
  • MelonPalooza - designed to complement the fresh flavors of the Greek Burger, this cocktail features a mix of Midori Melon Liqueur, Malibu Rum, Hard Rock's house-made sour mix and PJ, garnished with slices of pineapple and strawberry
  • Sweet & Fiery - inspired by the ATOMIC! Burger's spicy flavor, this cocktail features a mix of Absolut Peppar Vodka, Canton Ginger Liquor, Blue Curacao, lemonade and ginger beer, garnished with a red pepper
  • Black Cherry Melonade (non-alcoholic) - created to complement the rich espresso of the Java Lava Burger, this mocktail features a mix of Black Cherry Real and Monin Cucumber, topped with ginger beer, garnished with a cucumber slice and a cherry

YUM. I know that as I type this all out, I've had to check myself, and make sure that I wasn't drooling all over my keyboard, because well, I tend to do that. It comes with the job.

So come back soon and see what destinations our Hard Rock on The Harbor had for us. I may even have a giveaway for you awesome folks out there, featuring some awesome Hard Rock kitchen swag! Who's excited???

Find Hard Rock Cafe on Twitter, and follow using the hashtag #WorldBurgerTour!

World Burger Tour, here we come!
World Burger Tour, here we come!

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