Mandalay Bay's $5,000 Wagyu Special and More For National Burger Month
We've just discovered May is National Burger Month, which apparently is different than National Cheeseburger Day, go figure. However, we won't quibble because anything that gives us a chance to sink our teeth into a juicy beefy sandwich (or turkey, or veggie if our pants feel a bit tight) without remorse, is a-ok in our book.
Naturally we had to think what hotels are serving up stellar burgers for this special time and we've narrowed it down to these:
The $5,000 Fleur Burger by Hubert Keller, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas
Ok, yes, this completely ridiculous and we'll probably never taste this burger at Keller's Fleur restaurant in our lifetime, but it just sounds so completely decadent we can't help but dream about this masterpiece of wagyu beef, foie gras, and truffle served with a bottle of 1995 Chateau Petrus. Need something a bit more reasonable? Come for lunch and order the Wagyu burger with bacon, wild mushrooms, and gruyere, on a potato bun with frites for $22.
Double Brie & Fig Burger, Surf & Sand Resort, Laguna Beach, CA
Anyone can order a plain-old cheeseburger and we often do, but this version at the hotel's Splashes restaurant seems so unusual, we'd definitely give it a try. It's an Angus patty topped with double cream brie, fig marmalade, caramelized onions and Dijon mustard. It just screams "rich", right? But thank goodness the price isn't, coming in at $19.
Cheeseburger, Hold The Burger, Le Parker Meridien New York NYC
Not one to leave out our vegetarian friends, we especially like this inexpensive option at The Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien. At a decent, if odd-priced $5.51, one can indulge in a meat-free experience complete with w/lettuce, tomato, onion, sliced pickles
mustard, ketchup, and mayo. If you want fries, those are $3.90 extra. Want the meat? That'll be $7.58 for a burger and $8.04 for the cheeseburger.
[Photos: Wenn/Le Parker Meridien]