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Gregoire's char grilled gorgonzala and pecan burger

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Gregoire's char grilled gorgonzala and pecan burger

rworange | Jun 7, 2005 03:25 AM

Thank you for suggestions for charcoal grilled burgers in another post.

For lunch today I had a burger at Gregoire that is one of those dishes that makes this place so great.

OMG, it was heaven. I love blue cheese burgers anyway. This has to be one of the best. I want one now as I'm writing this.

A friend and I shared the ham sandwich and the burger. I am sorry I shared. I have to go back tommorrow to get a burger all for myself.

The burger is on a hamburger looking bun but it is a Semifreddi hallah bun. I always thought Gregoire used Acme, but they used Semifreddi.

Gregoire wasn't there today, but the chef on duty said they chose the bum because it was soft without falling apart and added an eggy flavor to the sandwich. Also they wanted a bun to absorb all the juices.

The burger was juicy and the whole sandwich just, well I don't know how to describe it. It was the perfect marriage of burger to bun, The gorgonzola was great giving both a saltiness and a little sweetnes to complement the chopped pecans.

I didn't think the pecans would work, but they gave a nice crunchy texture to the sandwich. Highly recommended. This us a June special only.

I really went there for the housemade ham on a buttered baquette 'just like home'. It was ok, but for me this sandwich wasn't like the ubiquitous sandwiches in france with a sliver of ham and butter. I just didn't like it that much, but my mind might have been addled by the outstanding burger.

The strawberry bread pudding was ok but not the best. The rice pudding with rhubarb sauce really was pudding, the rice ground rather than whole. I'm not sure if I liked the texture, but I liked the rhubarb sauce that wasn't too tart or sweet.

I'm planning on checking out the burger at the patio, but it has an impossible standard to live up to,

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