Speaking of special menu additions and Eater theme weeks, BLT Steak unveiled a brand new Burger Board today — which includes the Obama Burger (above) that gave chef Victor Albisu the win in Eater's Obama Burger Challenge back in April. And what a phenomenal burger it was: handchopped grilled Kobe beef with Wisconsin cheese, burnt tomato ketchup, bacon and the fresh ramp mustard that won over judges and burger experts Spike Mendelsohn and Mike Bober.
The burgers will be on offer during lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and a rep tells Eater there will be no fewer than five burger options at a time on BLT Steak's Burger Board — though Albisu has created more than a dozen recipes that he'll be unleashing on diners on a rotating basis. Given the restaurant's proximity to the White House and reputation as a power dining spot, the burgers are a wink at politics — a Spam and pineapple burger called "The Birth Certificate" and a VP burger made with Sloppy Joe sauce. For more burger options, check out the press release below.
The press release:
Burgers Get Political at the New Burger Board at BLT Steak DC
BLT Steak DC Launches New Blackboard Burger Bar with Creative, Politically-Themed Burgers and Unique Flavor Combos
WASHINGTON, DC (October 31, 2011) - Downtown, DC power spot BLT Steak is now serving up juicy, mouthwatering burgers with a side of political satire from its brand new Burger Board at BLT Steak. Hosting some of DC's most powerful politicos, BLT Steak is now offering a constantly-changing selection of creative burgers featured on the restaurant's blackboard menu. The new lunchtime burgers will include everything from a take on the city's famous obelisk to a burger created especially for President Obama.
Executive Chef Victor Albisu is one of the city's most renowned grill masters and his winning Obama burger, which makes an appearance on the new Burger Board, was actually named the best in the city in Eater DC's Obama Burger Challenge. He has created over 13 burger recipes which will rotate constantly on the Burger Board, available during lunch from 11:30 to 2:30 daily. The creative burgers satirically tieinto DC's strong political culture and feature incredibly unique flavor combinations like the Bi Partisan made with Kobe beef, topped with Maine Lobster, White Cheddar and Black Truffle Buttermilk Dressing.
Here is a sample of burgers that diners may expect to find on the Burger Board at BLTSteak DC:
The Birth Certificate
8oz American Kobe Burger, Grilled SPAM
Double Stacked 4 oz CAB Burgers,
Onion Ring, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato,
BLT Burger Sauce
The Bi Partisan
8oz American Kobe Burger,
Maine Lobster, White Cheddar,
Black Truffle Buttermilk Dressing
8oz American Ground CAB Beef "Sloppy Joe", Slow-Simmered,
Housemade SloppyJoe Sauce
8oz CAB Burger, Pulled BBQ Pork,
Grilled Bacon, Cole Slaw
8oz Pan Seared Spiced CAB Burger,
Ham, Swiss, Yellow Mustard Aioli
BLT Steak DC's new Burger Board menu is available during lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. throughout the restaurant. For more information or to view BLT Steak's full menu please visit http://www.e2hospitality.com/blt-steak-washington-dc/ or call 202.689.8989.
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