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Burger Showdown: Fabergé

Posted by Bryan / September 4, 2013

2013-09-03 13.52.16.jpg Sliders dipped in jalepeño-cheese sauce. Need we say more....? Fabergé's "Double-Dip" brings comfort food to a new level.

Ok. I'll admit it at the outset, I'm not a fan of sliders. The small cousin of the burger often leaves me unsatisfied as a meal, and seems too much for a snack. Fabergé's burger week entry, however, changed my mind.

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Conceptually, their spin on a French Dip sandwich is cute without being pretentious. The plate comes with two sliders, a small bowl of dipping sauce, fresh garden salad and fries. The sliders themselves are packed with flavour without being overly complicated. The beef in these is AAA Canadian Beef they get from Boucherie Lawrence around the corner, and the succulent patties are topped with tomato, lettuce and crispy, deep-fried jalepeño rings. What was impressive was how understated the dipping sauce was. I was expecting to be dipping the burger into a melted mess of vile velveeta-esque substance and instead was pleasantly surprised by a smooth béchamel sauce flavoured with cheddar and jalapeño. (For those of you who don't have a high tolerance for spice, don't worry, the spice profile is rather mild). Why so much jalapeño, you might ask? Fabergé grows their own peppers (and herbs) in their gorgeous garden behind the restaurant (below).
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If you haven't been to Fabergé, it's a great little neighborhood joint that radiates comfort. Famous for their brunch and breakfast poutine, the place has cartoons running (usually Looney Tunes) continually in the background. It's amazing how childhood habits of eating breakfast with cartoons on in the background never really leave you. There was this old and familiar comfort that washed over me while sitting at Fabergé, waiting for my meal and watching Daffy Duck blow himself up for the fifteenth time. Their double-dip burger may not be your childhood bowl of sugary cereal but it certainly is adult comfort food with great attention to detail. If you really want to treat yourself, try it with one of their many milkshakes.

25 Fairmount West (Corner Clark)

Mon-Fri 8am-3pm
Sat-Sun 8am-4pm


1 Comment

Zeke / September 5, 2013 at 06:50 am

Sliders are not small burgers, they are steamed over onions on a flatop. What Faberge is serving may be "succulent," but is completely misnamed.
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