The search for the BEST burger continues and it seems like we definitely have a couple of contenders on our hands at Hard Rock Cafe. We have been here multiple times over the years and never once did we think of trying a burger.
We were invited to taste some of the new burgers, drinks and chips featured on the Hard Rock Cafe World Burger Tour 2016, a great time in history where we are lucky enough to experience a unique burger experience that takes our taste buds on an international journey.
Even though it's the middle of Winter in Sydney right now, the weather is always good for a cocktail or two. We were recommended the Melonpalooza cocktail which consisted primarily of what seems to be rum and sugar. This thing was SWEET. Matt (and his sweet tooth) was even satisfied with foregoing dessert. It reminded us of the Cottee's cordial we used to drink when we were younger.... wait a minute, I think I need to have a word with my parents..
All Jacked Up
To call this drink "All Jacked Up" makes much more sense now that I have tasted it for myself. The amount of alcohol in this drink is insane, you can barely even taste the pineapple. That said, it is really a matter of opinion. We quite enjoyed this as it was smooth and easy to drink with our meal. Definitely not a drink that you can down in one go.
Aloha Burger, Honolulu
We haven't been to Hawaii yet, but if we do - we hope that our experience is as good as the precious moments spent with this Aloha burger... I can still remember the freshness of the guacamole and salsa, the sweetness of the grilled pineapple ring, and the sweet soy glazed patty and then finished off with that melted jack cheese.. With the addition of a pickled sauce provided on the side, this was an unforgettable burger. It is such a pleasure to see so many elements in one burger, all working in unity to enhance the taste of one another and ultimately creating one damn good burger. It was able to achieve what not even the EU could (too soon?), however we don't mind if the spam decides to #brexit, we can just replace it with bacon :)
Whiskey Burger, Brussels Belgium
Alright so you are probably thinking, how can it get better? We have literally been sitting here and reading the ramblings of a crazy couple obsessed with a burger. Well, unfortunately for you it continues and this one was just as great as the first, but better. This burger was amazing, and in fact I have never before been asked how I would like my patty cooked, medium of course! The bacon slices were thick and sweet and the fried onion on top was nice a crispy! But the hero of the dish... no it was not the combination of cheddar and jack cheese, or the combination of the garlic aioli and pickled sauce... It was the beef patty. It had been soaked and cooked in a whiskey marinade which made all the difference. There is nothing we hate more than a dry and tasteless patty.