Search
The Caterer

Massimo Bottura creates burger for Shake Shack

30 October 2014 by
Massimo Bottura creates burger for Shake Shack

American burger group Shake Shack has teamed up with Michelin-starred Italian chef Massimo Bottura to create a new limited edition burger creation.

Named after Bottura's home region of Emilia-Romagna, the Emilia burger marks a collaboration between the chef and Shake Shack's culinary director Mark Rosati. It features Aberdeen Angus beef ground with cotechino sausage and parmesan cheese, with salsa verde and balsamic mayonnaise.

The mayonnaise is made with chef Bottura's Villa Manodori Artigianale balsamic vinegar, made from Trebbiano grapes grown in Italy.

Only 500 of the burgers will be served, on a first-come, first-served basis, in celebration of the chef's first English-language cookbook, Never Trust A Skinny Italian Chef. Bottura is set to appear at the UK flagship Shake Shack site in London's Covent Garden on Sunday 9 November, to hand out burgers, greet fans, and sign copies of the book.

Rosati said: "I have always admired Massimo'simaginative and whimsical approach to Italian cuisine. We couldn't be more excited to be partnering with one of Italy's most charismatic and imaginative chefs."

Bottura is best known for his three-Michelin starred restaurant, Osteria Francescana, in Italy, and recently opened Ristorante Italia, in Istanbul in Turkey.

He is also set to take over Helene Darroze's kitchens at luxury London hotel the Connaught on 10 November, in a one-off tasting menu featuring some of his signature dishes, including "The crunchy part of the Lasagna", "Beautiful psychedelic spin-painted veal, not flame grilled" and "Oops, I dropped the lemon tart".

Originally founded in the US and owned by Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG), Shake Shack opened its UK site in June 2013. It serves a simple menu of burgers, hot dogs and fries, and has become known for its many-flavoured frozen custard "concrete" shakes.

Massimo Bottura to open Istanbul outpost >>

Michelin-starred Italian chef Massimo Bottura to cook at London's Connaught hotel >>

Danny Meyer's Shake Shack to open in London >>

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

close

Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.