Saturday, May 29, 2010

DB Bistro Moderne. Vancouver Canada

Back in the day, DB Bistro Moderne, was called Feenies, owned and operated by Vancouver’s Iron Chef Rob Feenie. At the time this was my favourite hamburger in the city. They had a gorgeous foie gras burger. I still remember it to this date. A few years ago there was a hostile takeover and the sacking of Rob Feenie. Enter Daniel Boulud, big shot international celebrity chef and welcome to DB Bistro Moderne.
From his website:

Chef Boulud's reputation as one of the world's greatest chefs is well-known, as is the fact that his DANIEL in New York City is considered one of the ten best restaurants in the world. Daniel is the recipient of James Beard Foundation awards for Outstanding Restaurateur and Best Chef of New York City. DANIEL received Gourmet magazine's Top Table award, a coveted four-star rating from the New York Times, Wine Spectator's Grand Award, and New York City's top rating for cuisine, service and decor in the Zagat Survey.

Ya, ya, ya, but how’s the burger?


We had the: NY's ORIGINAL db Burger Top Sirloin Burger Filled with Braised Short Ribs, Black Truffle Served on a Toasted Parmesan Bun Pommes Frites $28.

Pricey, but well worth the it. You have to splurge on a burger every once in awhile. Look at this thing! Top sirloin, ground in house, blanketing a generous portion of braised short ribs and black truffles. Wow, super juicy, cooked to a perfect pink. Pure beef flavour and then the big juicy punch of the short ribs. All with this background aroma of the black truffles. Perfectly sized bun, flavours galore, how do you give this burger anything under a perfect 10/10. My friend Deb, sitting next to me, engrossed in her own DB burger whole heartedly agreed on the rating.
The fries are super tasty, cooked in duck fat we asked the chef to toss them in a truffle oil when the came out of the fryer. No problem, there was truffle flavour wafting everywhere.
Check this place out. This is only the second time I have rated a burger 10/10. Both in Vancouver, the two burgers, here and at Refuel, are completely different animals, yet perfect in their own way.

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