A buddy and I decided to hit up our local pub for some beer and food. An obvious choice to try their burgers given the country location and home-made vibe.
On asking what was available I was told that they had a special not on the board, a venison and blue cheese burger. Sounded intense but why the hell not. Venison is low fat, healthy option right? Wrong.
The burger came out and straight away there were a couple of things that hit me.
- The smell of blue cheese. There is no way the Winch made any money on this burger, there was 20 quid of blue cheese on it.
- The size of the pattie. Had to be 10oz at a minimum
- The ginormous chunks of tomato….
OK so in order to eat this thing I removed the tomato and the salad. TBH they weren’t really cut to make including them in a burger easy, and also I don’t really think they belonged there from a taste perspective either.
The bun was OK, a glazed brioche bun but from a shop-bought packet and had gone a little dry.
The Venison burger was super moist, very juicy, gamey and flavoursome which worked super well with the intense lashings of melted strong blue cheese.