Wednesday, 26 August 2015

WOAP dinner: Burger Liquor

Burgers. They're everywhere lately. A key feature of Wellington on a Plate is Burger Wellington where you can sample every type of burger imaginable and vote for your favourite. My first foray into burgers for many years was at the home of burgers last night, Burger Liquor on Willis Street.

The two course Welly on a Plate set menu for $25 includes a Wellington regional beverage. I combined the best of both menus and had their featured tipsy lamb burger with an entree and a cocktail.

In a flash, two Bootleggers Dark and Stormy dark rum cocktails arrived at our table. They went down very smoooooth.

Bootleggers Dark and Stormy cocktail
I love halloumi and so chose Zany Zeus halloumi croquettes with mint aioli as an entree. They weren't quite what I expected. The carrot in them made them very sweet and the halloumi was melted in rather being a 'chunk' or piece like I'd thought. The aioli was delicious and it was a good way to start our meal.

Zany Zeus halloumi croquettes
When we were half way through our entrees, the main course arrived. (No time to muck around here!) I had the famous tipsy lamb burger: Pirinoa Station backstrap with Garage Project Angry Peaches molasses, hot n' cold yoghurt, carrot and lettuce. The lamb was cooked medium rare and served in pieces. This burger was small and well formed. We ordered a side bowl of smoked paprika makikihi fries to go with it.

Tipsy lamb burger
I see you can order meals and drinks at Burger Liquor via the YQ app. I might need to test that feature sometime soon. :-)

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