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toniad Sep 24, 2010 09:21 PM

Has anyone seen the menu for the latest Charlie's Burgers?

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  1. skylineR33 Sep 24, 2010 09:36 PM

    Where are they going this time after La Tour d'Argent ? Maxim's of Paris :P

    1. redearth Sep 24, 2010 11:09 PM

      Yes, and anyone who's willing to pay $190 for a meal cooked by Bob f**king Blumer is out of their minds. No thanks.

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        jmarcroyal Sep 24, 2010 11:27 PM

        Maybe Bobby Flay lol

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          ekim256 Sep 24, 2010 11:41 PM

          even then...that's the equivalent of 20 burritos. I honestly can't imagine paying that much for a single meal.

          $190 for existential eggs? Is the price really high because he's on the Food Network? knothxbai.

          1. re: ekim256
            gregclow Sep 25, 2010 11:52 AM

            While I don't know enough about wines to be completely sure, a lot of the ones on the menu look like they're probably pretty rare/expensive vintages, so I imagine a good chunk of the price is going to cover that.

            Even then, the price is pretty ridiculous. But I expect they'll still sell it out.

            1. re: gregclow
              jayt90 Sep 25, 2010 12:07 PM

              The wines are not rare, but well chosen and appropriately aged.
              I bought the Trentham '96 Shiraz for $27 when the LCBO released it, and opened one a year ago.
              It was dense, fruity, layered, and long lasting on the pallet but frankly, it was mostly Shiraz, like many others.

              Here is the menu link
              http://dqkjwx3xr6pzf.cloudfront.net/c...

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                toniad Oct 2, 2010 12:38 PM

                Thanks! Curious to hear how it goes.

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        All clad and nowhere to go Oct 6, 2010 08:05 AM

        I thought Charlie Burgers was a destination for REAL 'foodies', Chefs and food lovers...Having Bob Blumer cook for a sophisticated group is just.....just.....just....head-spinning!!!

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        1. re: All clad and nowhere to go
          Non Doctor Oct 6, 2010 08:49 AM

          Actually... Blumer was hosting and presenting...

          The food was cooked by Cava's Chris McDonald and his excellent Sous Chef Doug P.

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            All clad and nowhere to go Oct 6, 2010 08:51 AM

            P-H-E-W.....Thanks Non Doctor, I best 're-read the invite again!!!

            Chris and Doug are amazing!!!

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              hungryabbey Oct 6, 2010 06:15 PM

              Are you sure? I was speaking with Bob on monday and he told me he had been doing prep at George Brown since early Sunday morning. Also, the menu is almost all recipes from his cookbook. Maybe at the actual venue in the Distillery, he handed it over to Chris McDonald?

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                toniad Nov 13, 2010 03:33 PM

                I heard that Bob developed the menu, yes from his cookbook, and his friend Chris from Cava helped prepare, along with the students from George Brown. Sounds like it was a pretty awesome meal.
                And it was sold out.

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                1. re: toniad
                  Brain of J Nov 15, 2010 06:33 AM

                  Did BB bring his Toastermobile?

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