Last weekend whilst playing 500 at the neighbours (which is a regular event), I mentioned that Mel made the best burgers having had them the night before for dinner. Tony (the neighbour) piped up that he made the best burgers in town! I declared a Burger Cook-off challenge to be held the following week while Treena (Mel's sister) was visiting from Wellington.
Last night the two Chef's meet at Rongomai Ridge for the inaugural burger cook-off with a specially designed apron at stake!
Mel made Thai style pork patties with pineapple, cheese, lettuce and a secret sauce in a sesame-coated bun.
Tony's burger was filled with marinated Venison steaks, plum sauce, mayo, Portobello mushrooms stuffed with pesto, kiwifruit and lettuce in a toasted burger bun.
The three judges, myself, Treena and Jill (Tony's wife) ate the burgers, and after much deliberation declared Mel the winner!
Tony declared another cook-off was to be held next month with both chef's required to come up with a new burger for the judges to taste! Once again the apron will be at stake. Treena will not be available for judging, however we will find a third judge for the occasion!
More photos can be found in the photo gallery.