Michael Voltaggio is lending his culinary imagination to Umami Burger for a burger collaboration later this month. The "Top Chef" alum, known for his Los Angeles restaurants Ink and Ink.Sack, created something called the Monte Cristo burger.
It's a version of the popular French-inspired fried-ham-and-cheese sandwich -- on steroids. The burger includes the Umami Burger signature beef patty smothered in Gruyere cheese fondue and prosciutto. It all comes layered on a custard-soaked fried bun and topped with powdered sugar. Oh, and there's a side of maple syrup.
"I wanted to make a burger that would hit the spot no matter if you're craving something sweet or savory," Voltaggio said in a release.
The new burger will launch at all Umami Burger locations on Jan. 28. The burgers are $15 while supplies last. A dollar of every burger sold will be donated to the Los Angeles Mission, which provides support to homeless people in Los Angeles.
See www.umami.com for locations.
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