Events / Dinner

Blended Burger 'Bun'anza 2019

Wed, October 23, 2019

6:30 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $100 Public Price: $125 Click here for tickets.
Cancellation and Food Allergy Policy

Meredith Manee

Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Kapalua, HI

Justin Medina

Playalinda Brewing Company – Brix Project, Titusville, FL

Robert Repp

Hops at 84 East, Holland, MI

Eric Rivera

Vintage Year, Montgomery, AL

Jacqueline Sampson

Pompano Grill, Cocoa Beach, FL

Calling all burger lovers! We’re showcasing the winners of 2019 Blended Burger Project, which challenged chefs to blend mushrooms with meat to create more delicious and environmentally sustainable patties. Come visit the Beard House for a walk-around feast and celebrate the victors’ delectable creations—along with an outstanding selection of wine and beer to highlight the flavors of each burger.

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Meredith Manee, Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Kapalua, HI
Maui ‘Ono Mushroom Burger >
70/30 Grassfed Maui Beef and Kiawe-Smoked King Ali'i Mushroom Patty with Upcountry Watercress, Pickled Hon Shimeji Mushrooms, Red Onions, Carrot Salad, Bel Paese Cheese, and Kimchi Ketchup on Toasted Brioche

Justin Medina, Playalinda Brewing Company – Brix Project, Titusville, FL
Viva Ybor! Burger >
Sopressata-Seasoned Beef, Pork, and Cremini Mushroom Patty with Swiss Cheese, Cured Sweet Ham, Mojo Pork Pernil, English Mustard, and Housemade Mustard Pickles on Fresh Cuban Bread

Robert Repp, Hops at 84 East, Holland, MI
Half-Pound Patty >
Local Brisket–Trumpet Mushroom Grind with Roelli Cheese Haus Red Rock Cheddar Bleu Cheese, House Bacon, Gochujang-Pickled Wild Foraged Ramps, Local Arugula, and Duck Fat Mayonnaise, on Black-and-White Sesame Bun

Eric Rivera, Vintage Year, Montgomery, AL
Alabama Wagyu Burger >
Cremini–Oyster Mushroom Patty with Shaved Fennel, Apple, Onion and Ginger Slaw; Spiced Sorghum Glaze; and Red Kale on Brioche

Jacqueline Sampson, Pompano Grill, Cocoa Beach, FL
The Psychedelic Phish Burger >
Panko-Crusted Local Florida-Caught Cobia, Salmon, Roasted Cremini Mushroom, Hoisin Sauce, Ginger, Garlic, Tuxedo Sesame Patty with Soy–Wasabi Mayonnaise, Pickled Shiitakes, and Arugula on Porcini Mushroom–Dusted Brioche 


Oyster Mushroom–Black Bean Soup with Micro-Cilantro

Dry-Hopped Korean Pickled Cucumbers and Ramps

Chile-Dusted Plantain Chips

Deep-Fried Wonton Wrappers with Sea Salt

Mai Tai Boozy Milkshakes

Keto Avocado Lettuce Cups

Rogue Dead Guy Ale

Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar

Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2018

TEXTBOOK Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Markham Vineyards Merlot 2016

MacRostie Winery and Vineyards Chardonnay 2017

Argyle Vintage Brut 2015