Well, we’ve had the cognac hotdog, so naturally it makes sense – at least in the land of the big meat eaters that is the USA – that we now have a cognac burger as well.

The cognac infused meat fest is the brainchild of LA based musician and singer, Mayer Hawthorne.  A regular at the Hollywood restaurant, Umami Urban, he’s collaborated with the restaurant proprietors to design a burger that’s being described as “flashy but classy.”


Okay, so this is a long way from a McDonalds burger (thank the lord), but it is nonetheless a beef patty in a bun.  However, the burger is topped with cognac infused parsnip puree, cognac fondue sauce, hatch chillies and hatch chilli straws.  Sounds interesting…

Cognac Infused Meat: The Hawthorne

Mayer recently placed a post on his Facebook page specifically dedicated to the cognac burger.

After many late hours in the Umami utility research kitchen, “The Hawthorne” is finally here.  A burger I am proud to put my name on. It’s flashy, but classy and most importantly – it’s incredibly tasty.”

In typical Hollywood style, the cognac burger is to have its own launch celebration.  This takes place at the restaurant on Tuesday 9th October at 20:00 hrs.  Of course, they’ll also be some DJ sets taking place, from Hawthorne himself and artist, Billy Goods.

For a chance to bite into your very own cognac Hawthorne burger you’re going to have to head to the restaurant itself, as it will be sold here on an exclusive basis, at a cost of $13 US dollars a pop.

There’s no information as to which cognac’s being used in the creation. But at that price, we’ll put money on it that they’re not using Louis XIII…

Sources: www.la.eater.com, www.hollywood.patch.com
Public domain image: Len Rizzi (photographer) 

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Jacki has been with Cognac Expert from virtually the beginning. She's the senior editor of the blog, and has spent much of her life living in rural France. Today she's based back in the UK, where she splits her working life between writing for Cognac Expert and working as a Paramedic at a large regional hospital.

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    I was at the burger unveiling on Tuesday night at Umami Burger on Cahuenga. The burger was okay, but as a cognac lover I was disappointed at how little cognac flavor I detected in this burger. Overall, pathetic – too bad this event sucked so much, considering how popular Umami Burger is. Who does the PR for Umami Burger? It was incredibly disorganized, and they don’t even know how to get a decent mixologist for a so-called VIP event. The cocktails were the worst I’d had in years- nasty-ass cheap mixes instead of fresh fruits – and I go to tons of events, as the good friend of a prominent writer who gets invited almost everywhere.

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