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Umami Monte Cristo Burger Now

wienermobile Jan 28, 2014 10:50 AM

Heart Attack on a bun? The Umami $15 Monte Cristo Burger, available starting today at all of its locations is an invention of chef Michael Voltaggio, The beef patty is covered in Gruyere fondue and prosciutto inside a vanilla custard-soaked bun … that has also been deep-fried and is topped with powdered sugar and a side of maple syrup. My chest hurts just looking at the photo….

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    Eater15 Jan 28, 2014 06:22 PM

    I will eat this.

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      Butter Fight Jan 28, 2014 07:03 PM

      Report back if you live to tell the tale.

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      nosh Jan 28, 2014 04:11 PM

      I would bring my own toasted bun and have a very good "bacon" cheeseburger with the french toast for dessert.

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        kevin Jan 28, 2014 03:50 PM

        they should have replaced the bun with donut halfs.

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          Ernie Jan 28, 2014 12:59 PM

          Up until now I did not think Umami could be more unappealing

          1. wienermobile Jan 28, 2014 11:34 AM

            Why no pastrami or egg on top?

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              orythedog Jan 28, 2014 11:44 AM

              Don't make the mistake of asking those UMAMI fools for anything. They think they know better than you. I literally asked for extra green chillies one time and was told no by the kitchen manager. I was willing to pay but still no. Many on this board thought my request was unreasonable. LOL.

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                bophisto Jan 31, 2014 04:14 AM

                Burger Nazis eh

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                bophisto Jan 31, 2014 04:18 AM

                That will be featured in version 2.0 which will be rolled out in an even more outlandish media campaign masterminded by the burger billionaires .

                Still haven't been to umami , but I've probably heard of it hundreds of times . Don't know if they know their burgers .. But they Definately know marketing .

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                carter Jan 28, 2014 11:12 AM

                Got a toothache just reading your post.
                But heart attack does come to mind, to say nothing of that blown diet.

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                  wienermobile Jan 28, 2014 11:14 AM

                  What do you think the calorie count is?

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                    SilverlakeGirl Jan 28, 2014 11:23 AM


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                      New Trial Jan 28, 2014 11:27 AM

                      So you are seeking the Count of Monte Cristo?

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                        Dogbite Williams Jan 28, 2014 04:28 PM

                        Well done.

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                    OscarFox Jan 28, 2014 10:54 AM

                    Nice PR move.
                    Kudos to Adam and to papa Nazarian.

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                      wienermobile Jan 28, 2014 10:56 AM

                      Do you think anyone will order it?

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                        OscarFox Jan 28, 2014 11:02 AM

                        Who cares! The news is already circling the world:

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                          wienermobile Jan 28, 2014 11:03 AM

                          Sounds better in Spanish….. Monte Cristo está compuesta del habitual disco de carne picada, cubierto de queso gruyere fundido con trozos de jamón, empanado con dos muffins de vainilla y natilla, fritos y empolvados con azúcar impalpable. Como agregado, viene con una salsa de jarabe de arce.

                          "Quería hacer una hamburguesa que fuera perfecta, sin importar si uno busca un sabor salado o dulce", explicó Voltaggio a Los Angeles Times.

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                            kevin Jan 28, 2014 03:51 PM

                            Considering I don't speak a lick of Spanish, it does sound considerably better.

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                              SilverlakeGirl Jan 28, 2014 04:16 PM

                              … con fine Corinthian leather ...

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                            SilverlakeGirl Jan 28, 2014 01:50 PM

                            I don' think I would order it.

                            The "Monte Cristo" element is kind of ruined by the presence of the burger.

                            And the bun which is trying to carry the Monte Cristo theme is of [turkey], ham is not enough for me. And, I am a proponent of batter fried MCs.

                            This Umami Burger is more reminiscent of a hamburger served between two glazed donuts.

                            But someone got it right ... the PR.

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