Want to make an Italian hamburger? Then model the Emilia a burger conceived and crafted by Chef Massimo Bottura. Mario Batali who calls Bottura “the Jimi Hendrix of Italian chefs,” is the chef-owner of Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. Bottura collaborated with Mark Rosati, culinary director of the well-known, NYC born Shake Shack to bring a taste of Italy to British burger lovers. The limited edition patties were served on a first-come, first-served basis for a one day event in November at the Shake Shack Covent Garden London.
Currently ranked third in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Osteria Francescana might not seem like the kitchen site for the birth of a burger but the Emilia is no ordinary hamburger. A limited edition patty, the Emilia is made with a custom-blend of 100% Aberdeen Angus ground beef, a layer of cotechino sausage and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, topped with salsa verde and balsamic mayonnaise, the Emilia reflects the new Italian pantry. Italian inspired recipes made with traditional ingredients remodeled in new ways. Like this Northern Italian Trattoria Burger made with a frico of Montasio, speck, arugula and capicola. Now that’s Italian.