Last month a couple of friends and I had the privilege to check out the World Burger Tour menu offered at the Baltimore location of the Hard Rock Cafe! Since it’s grilling and burger season, Hard Rock is showcasing on their menu a variety of international Local Legendary™ Burgers at a number of their North American locations through June 20, 2016. The menu is perfect for the most adventurous burger enthusiasts, offering burgers inspired by London, Athens, Buenos Aires Seattle, and more.
As I previously mentioned, Hard Rock gives chefs at their cafes the freedom to create a unique Local Legendary Burger that captures the flavors of their city. This year, over 160 local burgers were evaluated by Hard Rock’s culinary team! They then selected fan favorites to headline the World Burger Tour menu.
When I first sat down at the table, I immediately spotted a sign for the ATOMIC! Burger. OMG! A Certified Angus Beef patty topped with Atomic beer-battered peppers, pepper jack cheese, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, garlic chipotle ketchup and chipotle mayonnaise… how does that not sound amazing???
… But first, I wanted to enjoy a recommended beverage. After placing my order of the ATOMIC! Burger, I decided on the recommended pairing cocktail, Sweet & Fiery. It consisted of a mix of Absolut Peppar Vodka, Canton Ginger Liquor, Blue Curacao, lemonade and ginger beer, garnished with a pepper. The man I’ll refer to as Buddy #1 also ordered the same cocktail. To him I say, good choice sir!
Trust me… it was hard to just choose one cocktail and burger that evening. There were so many delicious sound options available on the menu! Plus that is why you bring friends. So you can steal bites of their burgers! *grins*
So delicious and so filling. I actually couldn’t finish it all. I cut off a portion for my burger buddies to split. I’m pretty sure Buddy #2 just gobbled his piece right up, while Buddy #1 had this to say…
Biting into the Atomic burger my taste buds were instantly transported back in time to the excitement of Las Vegas in the 1950`s. The Mix of fried onions, jalapenos and pepperjack cheese captured the excitement of Las Vegas and its front row seat to the atomic age.
Seriously… wish I could be that poetic with words! He hit the nail on the head describing the awesomeness of the burger.
As for Buddy #2, he first tasted the Tango Salsa Burger, inspired by Buenos Aires, Argentina. His response? “Mmmmm burgers.” Yup! That sums it up. He was on this way to a delightful food coma.The Tango Salsa Burger included a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with andouille sausage, Monterey Jack cheese, chips de batata, a fried egg, salsa criolla and garlic aioli.
Now back over to Buddy #1, he was enjoying the Greek Burger, inspired by Athens, Greece. This burger was topped with arugula, feta cheese and a tomato slice. Can’t forget the delicious Tzatziki sauce!
Biting into the Greek burger I immediately conjured up thoughts of a gyro with the right balance of Tzatziki, capers, tomatoes and onions Hard Rock was able to link the worlds favorite Greek food with classic Americana.
Last but not least, my burger buddies decided to split the Aloha Burger, of course giving me a bite as well. Inspired by Honolulu, this taste a Certified Angus Beef patty was topped with SPAM, Monterey Jack cheese, a grilled pineapple ring with sweet soy glaze, guacamole and pico de gallo. YUM YUM! This was definitely a favorite among us burger fans at the table.
Now that you’ve caught a glimpse of my experience… why not go and create your own? Hurry and head to your local Hard Rock Cafe location to experience the World Burger Tour!
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What World Burger Tour menu item would you like to try?
The information, and gift card have been provided to me by Hard Rock International. All opinions are 100% my own.