CULINARY FIGHT CLUB
held it’s Bougie Burger Battle at Lucky’s Burger and Brew in Roswell and it did NOT disappoint. “What is a BOUGIE BURGER?” you may ask. Well, a bougie burger is an over the top, mind blowing burger that you might expect to pay $50 or so. A portion of the proceeds goes to FIGHT TO FEED , an organization committed to end hunger starting with Chicago.
Four chefs raced to the pantry to grab their ingredients in less than 30 seconds. The chefs then had an hour to create that $50 burger.
What could possibly top a $50 dollar burger? White Truffle oil is a great place to start, a little Foie Gras would be lovely. The pantry was full of fresh produce, lots of lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, avocados, habanero peppers-lots of condiments to choose from. The chefs scrambled to do their shopping and then quickly got to prepping their goods
Chef Dao Le really brought the bougie when he started flipping this FOIE GRAS! It doesn’t get much bougier than that. He seared the Foie over high heat getting a beautiful caramelized crust on each piece.
The sun began to set but the battle raged on into the night. Each chef used gas grills to cook their burgers, they provided a consistent flame through out the competition.
Cheferee Richard Green (left) kept all the chef contestants in line during the competition. -Chefs Dao Le and Linwood Kennedy Center – Chef Jenard Wells Cuthroat Kitchen Winner (right) was our MC of the night
Chef Paul Crum gave us this delicious burger made with beef tenderloin and pork belly topped with pimento cheese which he made on the spot) AND a crab cake
Chef Andi Cagle gave us a burger with white truffle oil
Chef Dao Le glased his burger in a Southwest Asian inspired sauce and topped it with green onions, apple and seared foie gras
And chef Linwood Kennedy gave us an amazingly juicy double patty burger with Caribbean sriracha on a buttery croissant
Which chef gave us the bougiest burger of them all? Chef Dao Le was the Culinary Fight Club winner of the night receiving his burger trophy and his Golden Ticket
Runner up chef Linwood Kennedy also took home a Golden Ticket. He and chef Le will head to Kissimmee Florida to the World Food Championship.