Hard Rock Cafe Launches World Burger Tour—Sample Burgers From Around The World at Hard Rock Cafe in Philadelphia
For a limited time, Hard Rock Philadelphia wants to rock your tastebuds with a menu of legendary® burgers from around the world. This is the 2nd year in a row for the World Burger Tour.
This year’s World Burger Tour travel package includes stops at iconic cities including Seattle, Las Vegas, San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, Honolulu, Hollywood, Key West, Miami, and even Pittsburgh in the United States. They skipped Philly — don’t expect a Philly cheesesteak burger. Womp, womp.
Other cities around the World that are represented on a bun: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Athens, Greece; Brussels, Belguim; Busan, South Korea; Cologne, Germany; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Barcelona, Spain; Rome, Italy; Nice, France and jolly ‘ol London, England.
We recently had the opportunity to taste test four of the city-inspired burgers as well as some new and very tasty cocktails. Here’s what we tried!
🍔 ATOMIC! Burger (Las Vegas, United States) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with Atomic beer-battered peppers, pepper jack cheese, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, garlic chipotle ketchup and chipotle mayo.
🍔 Tango Salsa Burger (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with andouille sausage, Monterey Jack cheese, chips de batata, a fried egg, salsa criolla and garlic aioli.
🍔 Greek Burger (Athens, Greece) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with arugula, feta cheese and a tomato slice.
🍔 Aloha Burger (Honolulu, United States) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with SPAM, Monterey Jack cheese, a grilled pineapple ring with sweet soy glaze, guacamole, pico de gallo, served with Furikake french fries.
They were ALL good so it was hard to choose a favorite, but the Aloha came out on top for me, while the Greek was hubby’s favorite.
The cocktails were on point, too. 🍸🍹🍸🍹🍸🍹
The Crispy Sipper – Hendrick’s Gin, Monin Cucumber syrup, tonic, fresh cucumber, raspberry, orange, and lime with a sprig of rosemary and thyme! Delightfully refreshing!!
All Jacked Up – Jack Daniels Whiskey, Sailor Jerry Rum, pineapple and lime juice. Perfection in a glass, if I do say so myself. 😍
Melonpalooza – Coconut rum, Melon liqueur, pineapple juice, and sweet and sour. This screams summertime-fun drinking!
Sweet and Fiery – Absolut Peppar Vodka, ginger liqueur, blue curacao, lemonade, and ginger beer. This was the least favorite at our table, simply because all we could taste was ginger. Which isn’t a bad thing, per se, but felt it was the weaker of the cocktails.
This tasting was a lot of fun; thankfully they gave us slider-sized bites and not full-sized burgers so we could taste them all. Otherwise, methinks this would not be a positive report. 😷
Can’t wait to go back to try some of the other burgers and new cocktails. We suggest you do too!
Special thanks to Shana at Cashman & Associates for the invite.
Extra special thanks to our burger tasting buddies Cherry Lemi Gutierrez (aka @phillyfoodgal) and her husband Jason (@215foodguy).
The Doyenne of Dining in Philadelphia and South Jersey.