Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bareburger [Media Preview]

Bareburger (@Bareburger) close down for the night on Earth Day to host a media/blogger event, it was so appropriate since they celebrate Earth Day everyday by serving organic and all-natural food in a sustainable environment. They NYC culinary team was also there to talk about how it all started and to guide us through the tasting.

It all started with the idea of making some healthier delicious burger and now they have 24 locations and more to come... yes even in Tokyo.

Onion Rings & Sweet Fries
It came with 8 sauces which is pretty cool to try each one of them with the onions rings and sweet potato fries. Love the perfectly golden light well-seasoned batter of the onion ring which tasted amazing just on it's own but better with the sauces. I always wonder how can places find all these perfectly sweet sweet potatoes to make perfect fires?! When I buy mine, some definitely are not as sweet.... I digress, here I find the fries goes so well with the spicier sauces, love the sweet savory spicy combination.

Cali Fresh Salad
~ baby kale, cauliflower hummus, red quinoa, grape tomatoes, watermelon radish, red onion, alfafa sprouts, lemon tahini dressing
This was so pretty with all the different color and texture, too pretty to eat but I assure you that it's just as delicious and refreshing. This was actually pretty filling with the hummus and quinoa and can be easily a meal on it's own., so if you plan to have a burger make sure to share this one.

Guapo Chop w/ Buttermilk Fried Chicken
~ little gem lettuce, cheese curds, pickled jalapenos, red onions, pico de gallo, guacamole, blue corn tortilla, avocado basil dressing
Yes you have the option to add the Fried Chicken for those who refuse to eat veggies on it's own.

Poutine w/ beef brisket
~ with beef gravy & montreal cheese curds 
Of course they need their spin on the poutine being a burger joint in Canada and I have to say it was beyond my expectation. It didn't look as amazing as the other dishes we had so far but the beef brisket here are so so so delicious with ample amount of cheese curds, all I wish is a tad more gravy (^_<)

Farmstead Collard Slider
~ sweet potato & wild rice patty, cauliflower hummus, tomatoes, baby kale
This is a great gluten-free option which taste amazing. Here you get the option of choosing your bun for you burger or you can have it wrap in collard green.

Blue Elk
~ tomato-fig jam, amish blue cheese, stout griddled onions
Love the strong blue cheese with the tomato-fig jam here, so yummy! But though the elk patty was slightly on the dry side but it was definitely very flavorful (not gamey at all). As the Chef explain, they use Elk because they are very ambitious in foraging and the flavors shows in the meat.

Beef Standard
~ special sauce, stout onions, pickles, Colby cheese
Somehow I like the good old beef patty the best, it was so juicy and delicious on that light brioche bun. The burger was served medium rare plus since it's tastier which allow all the juices and fat to be released but fell free to ask for your preference.

El Matador
~ bison, cheese curds, guacamole, pico de gallo, pickled jalapenos, green leaf
Somehow I like the bison better than the elk, I find it fattier and less dry. This was the best looking one with all the ingredient peeking out and since I love some heat in my burger, the pickled jalapenos definitely hit the spot

Ice Cream Sandwiches
I only got to taste the apple pie but would love to taste the Snickerdoodle with the torched marshmallows.

Black & White
Ended with a creamy of milkshake topped with espresso beans

Would totally recommend this place, love everything we tried and will be back for more.
At an amazing location right at Dundas & Bay right behind Eaton Center, perfect place to pop by after some shopping.
Love the gluten-free option

*** This meal was complimentary but opinions are my own ***

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