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Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal launches plant-based burger range at Grill’d

Quirky celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal launches a range of VERY unique burgers at Aussie chain Grill’d – but you’ll have to be quick

  • Michelin star chef Heston Blumenthal has launched a burger range with Grill’d
  • The British pioneer, 55, developed two limited-edition plant-based burgers
  • It’s the first time Blumenthal’s burgers will be served outside his restaurants 
  • A $14.50 spicy cheeseburger can now be ordered for delivery Australia-wide
  • A $35 burger inspired by Peking duck pancakes will be sold exclusively in store 

Locked-down Australians with a love for fine dining can get a taste of a Michelin star restaurant at home by ordering a burger created by Heston Blumenthal for Grill’d.

As part of the national launch of Fable’s plant-based burger range onto its menus, Grill’d is selling two ‘mushroom meat’ burgers developed by the celebrity chef famed for his experimental multi-sensory dishes served in a cloud of smoke.

The British culinary star, 55, has created a $14.50 ‘Fable Spicy Cheeseburger’ available to order for pick-up and delivery from August 3, and a limited-edition ‘Heston Fable Burger’ sold exclusively in Grill’d restaurants around the country.

The collaboration is the first time Blumenthal’s burgers have been served outside his own award-winning restaurants, but with just 4,000 ‘Heston’ burgers to be served Australia-wide, you’d better be quick if you want to try one. 

Locked-down Australians with a love for fine dining can get a taste of a Michelin star restaurant at home by ordering a burger created by Heston Blumenthal for Grill’d

The collaboration is the first time Blumenthal's burgers have been served outside his own award-winning restaurants, but with just 4,000 'Heston' burgers to be served Australia-wide, you'd better be quick if you want to try one

The collaboration is the first time Blumenthal’s burgers have been served outside his own award-winning restaurants, but with just 4,000 ‘Heston’ burgers to be served Australia-wide, you’d better be quick if you want to try one

Diners can book online to experience the ‘Heston Fable Burger’ at select Grill’d restaurants, with sessions running from Sunday, August 8 until Sunday, August 22. 

For $35 per person, customers can enjoy the limited-edition burger served under a smoke-filled cloche along with a side of Grill’d chips, a tub of white miso mayonnaise and a choice of premium white or red wine, local beer or a non-alcoholic drink.

The offer will be available from Grill’d outlets in Windsor and Hawthorn, VIC, Wintergarten and Carindale, Queensland, and Scarborough in WA.

New South Wales residents and others in lockdown can register their interest to enjoy the burger when Covid restrictions are eased.

Heston Blumenthal (pictured) is at the helm of one of the world's best restaurants, The Fat Duck in London

Heston Blumenthal (pictured) is at the helm of one of the world’s best restaurants, The Fat Duck in London

Blumenthal is known for his experimental multi-sensory dishes served in a cloud of billowing smoke, making the collaboration with an Australian burger chain a huge surprise

Blumenthal is known for his experimental multi-sensory dishes served in a cloud of billowing smoke, making the collaboration with an Australian burger chain a huge surprise

Blumenthal described his namesake burger as ‘the star of the show’ with a rich mushroom flavour that tastes exactly like slow-cooked meat, topped with a spicy plum hoisin sauce, Japanese slaw and lightly grilled tofu. 

Inspired by Peking duck pancakes, the exclusive burger is an evolution of what is already on the menu at the chef’s very own restaurant, The Perfectionists’ Café in London. 

‘It has all of the satisfying things that you would expect from a burger but there’s no meat in it. Mouth-watering, 100 percent natural, satisfying and just delicious,’ Mr Blumenthal said. 

Blumenthal, who is he owner of one of the world’s best restaurants, London’s three Michelin-starred The Fat Duck, said he never imagined selling his creations through another brand until he was approached by the Melbourne burger chain.

Also launching at Grill'd as part of the plant-based Fable range is a truffle burger that contains a mushroom patty with aged cheddar, Cos lettuce, fresh basil and lashings of truffle mayo

Also launching at Grill’d as part of the plant-based Fable range is a truffle burger that contains a mushroom patty with aged cheddar, Cos lettuce, fresh basil and lashings of truffle mayo

‘I never thought I would allow another restaurant to serve one of my very special burgers until I met the amazing team at Grill’d,’ Mr Blumenthal said.

Also launching at Grill’d as part of the plant-based Fable range is a truffle burger that contains a mushroom patty with aged cheddar, Cos lettuce, fresh basil and lashings of truffle mayo. 

There is also a Southern BBQ flavour packed with cabbage slaw, shredded carrot, onion, egg mayonnaise, pickles and plum barbecue sauce.

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