First Rene Redzepi, then Mauro Colagreco and Curtis Duffy, and now Yannick Alléno. Recently, big-name chefs have been flipping hard and fast when it comes to putting burgers on the menu, from Copenhagen to Chicago, with the latest addition being in Paris.
Multi-Michelin-starred French chef Yannick Alléno, together with his son Antoine, has launched a burger pop-up for the summer, Burger Père et Fils by Alléno, at his informal restaurant-cum-art gallery, Allénothèque, in Paris' 7th arrondissement. It will open daily for takeout and terrace-dining for both lunch and dinner.
The king of sauces will naturally be elevating burgers to perfection, offering just two carefully conceived options. One is Menu Arsène (19 euros), a Parisian-influenced burger made with perfectly cured Normandy beef, seasoned and cooked with pepper, 'a la plancha', and deglazed with cognac (an experience he describes as "a delicate preparation for an explosive ensemble" on Instagram). The second is a vegetarian offering: Menu Lupin (17 euros), based on “plant-based black sausage”, and made with black rice, beetroots, and semolina, and served with apple condiment.
The French fries have also been given some Michelin magic for an even crunchier finish. Made with 'coin de rue' potatoes, smoked and seasoned with thyme, rosemary, and paprika, they are served with dips like lovage-flavoured mayonnaise, and subtly spiced homemade BBQ sauce.
Alleno's flagship restaurant Alléno Paris at the Pavillon Ledoyen is currently closed, but the chef has reconsidered new ways of working once he re-opens. Read more.