I do dearly love a good burger. From the dinky little shop out in the boonies on the way to my mother’s farm that is only open 7 or 8 months a year, to the greasy double-death burger joint down the road, to the high-end steakhouse burgers. Burgers and a good cold beer are 2 of the greatest gifts God ever gave to man. Oh, yeah, last time I was in Montana with the family we all got buffalo (bison) burgers that were just incredible. But a $5,000 burger? I call BS! Of course the article explains that it comes with a $5k bottle of wine. In other words, buy the wine and the burger is free.
I’m no chef, but I do love to cook. I watch cooking shows on TV and have picked up lots of great ideas and techniques to the delight of my family. But I don’t like fancy foo-foo cooking. When you are so concerned with ‘plating’ the food that the portions suffer, you’re not a chef, you’re a clown. Note the funny hat. The chef in this $5,000 travesty is one Hubert Keller. I have seen portions of his show and he is a foo-foo chef. You know, 3 peas, 1 slice of carrot with some foo-foo sauce dribbled over it in an exacting, artsy pattern, and 1/4 oz of steak to whet your appetite. But nothing to satisfy. When this clown comes on I immediately change the channel.
But here’s to a good burger and a brew with friends. Make sure you indulge often.
And remember, if it is bison, keep it rare!