With YYC Burger Week just about the start later on this week, as a ‘Burger Ambassador’, I only have a few days left to complete my mission, which is to visit three participating restaurants, one in each of the three price categories ($10 burgers, $15 burgers and $20 burgers) to get a “sneak peek” of the restaurants’ burger creations before the actual YYC Burger Week starts and report back on the YYC Burger Week website so everyone will get a glimpse of what they could expect to savour from each Burger Week participant/competitor.
I was teamed up with my friend and fellow food blogger, Anna (@annasappetite), to visit The Fine Diner, a new school diner in the old school neighbourhood of Inglewood. This was actually my second stop as a ‘Burger Ambassadaor’. For my first stop, in the $20 category, Anna and I tried out NOtaBLE – The Restaurant‘s YYC Burger Week creation earlier in the day. Believe it or not, attempting to sample two burgers in a day, just hours apart, is actually a bit of a challenge but as die-hard foodies, we’re up for the task. Not only that, this was going to be my third burger in two days as I had tagged along with my friend and fellow “Burger Ambassador”, Carmen (@foodkarmablog), to check out Brasserie Kensington‘s YYC Burger Week creation the evening before.
This year, The Fine Diner has entered their YYC Burger Week creation in the $15 category. If you’re a big fan of lobster, this burger creation is going to be right up your alley! Chef Eddy Gurney at The Fine Diner has put together a Surf n Turf Burger ($15). This burger starts with a 5 oz gluten-free certified Angus beef patty that is topped with lobster warmed in garlic butter, cheddar cheese, housemade garlic aioli, lettuce, red onion, and tomato on a butter brioche bun with a pickle spear on top. The burger will come with a side of house cut duck fat fries. You can substitute the fries for either a house salad or the weekly feature soup, upon request. For those looking for a gluten-free version, the brioche bun can be substituted with a gluten-free bun.
This Surf n Turf Burger will be available every day at The Fine Diner during YYC Burger Week, which runs from May 2 to May 10, 2014. Take note of The Fine Diner’s opening hours, which are 7am to 3pm daily.
The Fine Diner
#4 1420 9th Ave SE