|Yumemi[ Sharing Kyoto Staff ]|
The creation of the announced new item, the Caprese Burger, was inspired by Italian caprese salad. The combination of “Italian” and “hamburger” doesn’t happen very often, huh! I wondered, what kind of hamburger is this? Excited, I went to the taste testing event.
Having arrived, a sweet welcome board greeted me. And it seemed like there were many people gathered.
Then, going inside, the interior of the restaurant was decorated very cutely!
The Caprese Burger that was going to be offered afterwards was displayed very charmingly, as well! By this time, I think everyone had noticed that the hamburger buns were black. How could that be?
It is because they use bamboo charcoal. The reason why they use bamboo charcoal is because it brings to mind the famous Bamboo Grove in Arashiyama. Isn’t it wonderful that the Arashiyama-specific characteristic can be drawn out like that?
Furthermore, food that uses bamboo charcoal is called “charcoal food,” and can be expected to have a detox effect, among other things. It seems that health-conscious people all over the world are aware of this and eat it! In conclusion, the black buns don’t just look good on the outside but are also good for you! And, of course, the texture is soft and matches perfectly with the toppings.
Nonalcoholic cocktails, cracker hors d'oeuvres, and the like were prepared along with the Caprese Burger; it was a cheerful atmosphere!
Then, it was finally time for the long-awaited Caprese Burger.
The same ingredients as Italian caprese salad were used: onions, tomato, basil, and prosciutto. Covering it with an olive oil sauce, it definitely looked like caprese salad.
It looked delicious just like that, but...
Along with that, a generous amount of mozzarella cheese was added on top! The cheese was melted and sharpened my appetite. It was a sight that made me hungry just by looking at it. Hahah.
After having the cheese put on, the striking black bun was placed, and it was finished! The product was a smaller size due to it only being a sample.
The essential tastes of the acidic tomato and deeply flavored olive oil were perfectly harmonious and delicious! Many vegetables like onion, lettuce, and tomato were used, so it was easy to continue eating with its salad-like sensation. The saltiness of the prosciutto and mozzarella cheese seemed like it would pair well with alcohol.
At CROSS Burger&Beer/Coffee, there are a variety of alcoholic beverages prepared, like craft beer, gin, whisky, etc., so it could be enjoyable to try out different pairings!
Now, to tell you what this cute display is, it is the advertisement for the picnic box planned to make its debut in spring.
Katsura River is right in front of this restaurant and Arashiyama Park is close by, so once it becomes spring and turns a bit warmer, how about having a picnic with this lunch box in hand?