9/16/13

Review: BurGR

Chad and I went to Las Vegas last weekend for our Anniversary. As many of my readers may know, we are huge Gordon Ramsay fans. Out of all the restaurants that were in Las Vegas, we wanted to go to one of his. Initially, I wanted to go to Steak, one of his high end places but saw the prices and decided that I would still like to pay for gas to get home so we went with BurGR instead, much better price range.


It was great, we didn't have to wait long because we are like old people and like to eat dinner at 4pm. We knew we wanted to go all out so we got an appetizer, entree, and dessert. It was our anniversary, for Pete's sake! My friends, this place did NOT disappoint. And Chad and I had some pretty high expectations!


We started off with the Beer Battered Maui Onion Rings. They were surprisingly light, considering they were deep fried.  There was also a Cheddar Ranch dipping sauce. Being an already, embarrassingly big fan of Ranch, that bit of cheddar took the dip off the charts. It was SO good. The onion rings were the perfect size to share with another person.

The onion rings.

As far as burgers went, Chad ordered the Hell's Kitchen Burger (fancy cheese, roasted jalapeño, avocado, and roasted tomato). Now, Chad is definitely a burger kinda guy. He has tasted may different kinds and said, and I quote "this is the best burger I have ever had". That is really saying something.

Hell's Kitchen Burger

I got the Farm Burger (duck breast bacon, fried egg, and english sharp cheddar cheese). Unlike Chad, I am not a big burger person. More specifically, I am not a ground beef person but I would like to say that the actual ground beef on this burger was awesome. It was incredibly tender and moist with lots of flavor. The duck breast was also notable. The flavor of it put pork bacon to shame. I will say that I realized I am not a huge fan of fried eggs. I always see them and think they look delightful but I need to accept the fact that I am not a big fan of the way they taste. Other than that, the burger was great.

The Farm Burger

With our burgers, we also got sweet potato fries. Chad usually isn't a big fan of sweet potato fries but wanted to try these. These were one of the most impressive things that I had (that is my opinion, not Chad's). What I loved about them, is unlike other restaurants who try to make the sweet potatoes savory by adding loads of salt, Gordon embraced the sweetness and put vanilla powdered sugar on top of them instead. You guys, they were gooooooood. Chad enjoyed them but could only eat a few because they were rather rich.

Sweet Potato Fries

To finish up, we got shakes. I opted for the Oreo Shake (creme brûlée pudding, oreo ice cream, and an oreo cookie) and Chad got the Banana Shake (butterscotch pudding, banana slices, and homemade snicker-doodle). They were really a delight, you could tell they were made from scratch, not processed nonsense. I will admit that the Banana Shake was better than the Oreo. That butterscotch pudding that they put on top of the Banana Shake is legit.

Oreo Shake and Banana Shake

There you have it! The place was a total hit. It held up to our expectations and left us feeling ill because we ate so much. Which I think is a good thing in this situation. Well done, Gordon! My one and only complaint...they only had Pepsi or Diet Pepsi as soda options. 

Happy Monday!

Hil

1 comment:

Haley said...

I'm SOOOO glad you guys got to get away and that you spent your romantic weekend with a crazy, semi-violent, but gifted British man. :) Someday, when I'm rich, let's meet in far away cities and visit new restaurants.