To mark the 10th anniversary of a national food festival, over 1,000 restaurants in Canada will be participating in the annual celebration for two weeks in this year’s edition.
From September 1 to 14, Saputo and Sysco, with DoorDash, will present Le Burger Week, which originated in Montreal.
Limited-edition burger creations will be served during this special event, and diners can vote for their favourite burgers online.
This year’s festival will support United Way Canada as well as Anorexia and Bulimia Quebec (ANEB), which addresses eating disorders, by donating a percentage of every burger sold.
Participating eateries in Metro Vancouver include Fable Diner, Black and Blue, Coast, Taphouse, Vera’s Burger Shack, Kokomo, Bells and Whistles, Bad Apple Vegan Restaurant and Bar, Stormcrow Alehouse, Brewhall, 1931 Gallery Bistro (at the Vancouver Art Gallery), Cavu Kitchen Bar, East Side Craft House, Dublin Calling, Paddelwheeler Pub, and more.
Among the examples are Fable Diner’s Pizza Burger ($15), which features a smash burger patty, pizza sauce, garlic mayonnaise, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni, all on a pretzel bun and accompanied by fries.
What Coast has on offer is designed for seafood lovers—the On the Coast Burger includes crispy soft-shell crab, halibut and rock prawn patty, Old Bay mayonnaise, cheddar, tomato, onion, iceberg lettuce, and secret sauce on a grilled potato bun, and served with fries.
For a visually striking creation, there’s the 1931 Signature Bison Burger ($24) at 1931 Gallery Bistro at the Vancouver Art Gallery. In this unusual-looking offering, spiced bison and beef blend patty is served with pickled jalapeño, duck fat potato croquettes, truffled mayo, and housemade ketchup on a charcoal sesame bun.
Full details and to find a burger near you are available at the Le Burger Week website.