Even though Le Burger Week doesn't have voting this year due to the pandemic, it hasn't stopped Winnipeg restaurants from creating unique and wonderful burgers this week.
This year, Peasant Cookery on Bannatyne created "Someone's got your Goat" burger for this week only.
"Everything in it either comes from a goat or a goat would eat," says the Chef de Cuisine, Melissa.
This burger includes locally sourced ingredients.
"It's an eight-ounce pork and goat smash patty. We griddle sear it to order and it comes on a seedy flax milk bun from Le Croissant Bakery here in town. It comes with goat mozzarella, goat yogurt and lemon Donaire sauce, a beet BBQ sauce as well as the typical lettuce, tomato, onion. It's topped with a little lamb porchetta."
While browsing a farmers market, Melissa found a gentleman from Vita who sells goat dairy, which is where they get the goat mozzarella from.
She says, "We like honest food from the land. We really support local and ethical raising."
When deciding what new creation they should serve for Le Burger Week, the restaurant works collectively.
"I get some of my team together and we go through crazy ideas. I originally wanted to do an all goat burger but it was very difficult to find that much goat to sustain for the whole week so we sprinkled in some lamb."
Last year was the first Le Burger Week that Melissa has ever done.
"The burger was called "hip, hip, gin, gin." It was a strip loin and chuck patty with foie gras stuffed inside of it. Then we made mushroom ketchup on a bun from Le Croissant."
As Melissa says, "It's food from the heart."