French cooking is considered the height of culinary technique, mostly because French chefs know how to let each ingredient shine through, singing in its own simplicity and freshness.
That said, the French can make a mean cheeseburger too, and that's what you get when you dine at Benoit in New York City, Stateside sister to Michelin-star restaurant Benoit in Paris.
Benoit NYC's executive chef Alberto Marcolongo knows more than a thing or two about making great burgers, and he's agreed to share his fan-favorite cheeseburger on brioche recipe below.
“The Benoit Cheeseburger is an amazing dish for both lunch and dinner,” Marcolongo says. “What makes it unique is the daily preparation of the burger. The bun is made daily by our pastry team. The patty is mixed with veal jus to keep it juicy and tasty. The bacon is smoked with applewood and gives the burger its crunchiness. Our cheeseburger is prepared with confit onions and cheese. The last touch is a spoonful of veal jus, greatly adding to its taste."
Benoit NYC executive chef Alberto Marcolongo
Next time you’re in the Big Apple, you simply must try this world-famous cheeseburger—but you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own couch to give it a taste.
This recipe yields 10 servings, so make sure you invite all your best friends and favorite family members for a Parisian soiree.
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Photography by: Courtesy of Benoit Paris