One thing I noticed on this trip to Las Vegas is how much the food culture has changed. The main thing used to be the mile-long buffets, with their king crab legs and all you can eat roast beef. Now, although the buffets still lure diners in, the new trend is celebrity chefs and their kitchens.
Burger Bar is owned by Hubert Keller, a man named one of the 10 best chefs in the United States. His most famous venture is the Fleur de Lys restaurant in San Francisco, which is world renowned.
Located between Mandalay Bay resort and Luxor, Burger Bar offers the ultimate build-your-own-burger menu.
You can choose between black angus, kobe, lamb, buffalo and USDA prime beef, or chicken, salmon and turkey as well as vegan and veggie options. The buns are made in house and you have a choice between sesame, ciabatta, whole wheat, plain or potato. Don’t even get me started on the topping… everything from lettuce and tomato, to pan-seared foie gras and black truffles. The choices are endless.
The burgers come a la carte, sides are extra and there are a lot of choices: Onion rings, french fries, tasty salads, mozzarella sticks and even mac and cheese croquettes. The onion rings are fantastic.
If you’re thirsty, Burger Bar has a collection of delectable alcoholic milkshakes and beer floats. Try the French Kiss, a concoction of chocolate, coffee liquors and vanilla ice cream.
Whatever you do, save room for dessert. Order the chocolate burger, it’s a thing of beauty. A fresh donut warm and cut in half, with strawberries, passion fruit, and a chocolate nutella patty. Just brilliant. And delicious.
Next time you’re in Las Vegas, try Burger Bar. You won’t be disappointed.