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Quick Bites: Grand Floridian Burger

Why hello there, gorgeous.

The Grand Floridian Burger, which is found on the lunch menu at the excellent Grand Floridian Cafe, is an Angus chuck burger topped with buttered poached lobster, red onion marmalade, crispy prosciutto, and arugula served on a soft and warm Brioche bun with a side of chips, all for $19.49.  No, that’s not a typo. It’s a $20 hamburger. Is it worth it? In a word – yes. In another word -yum! 

The Angus burger was cooked to perfection, meaty and juicy, while the lobster meat was fresh, succulent and tender.  I was pleased to see that the Grand Floridian chef did not skim on the amount of lobster, either – I’d guess there was an entire lobster’s tail worth covering the hamburger. The red onion marmalade added just the right amount of sweetness without overpowering the flavors of the hamburger and lobster, while the arugula added a nice crunch. To be honest, I didn’t even taste the prosciutto, but that’s because I was enjoying the rest of the flavors too much.  For their part, the chips appear to be homemade, or at least cooked on site; these are not store bought potato chips thrown on a plate, and have a crispiness and perfect crunch, with just the right amount of salt. 

This may be the perfect burger.

The meal is served with a side of mango ketchup, which by itself is very pleasing to the palate, but is too sweet when tried with the burger. It would benefit, I think, from perhaps some hot peppers or something to give it a little heat or bite at the end. Luckily, I only tried it on a small portion of this delicious burger, and you should do the same.  The multitude of flavors stand on their own, and to add any condiment would be a crime.

Although the price is steep, if you can get past that, I promise you won’t be disappointed. Besides, you’re on vacation. It’s okay to treat yourself every once and awhile.

2 Comments

  1. How much?

  2. Yum! That looks great, and I think that my husband will LOVE it! Thanks for posting the link, Bob!

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