Feb. 06, 2019 UPDATE

A new hamburger at CROSS Burger&Beer/Coffee is on sale!

I participated in the taste testing event for the new Caprese Burger!
Yumemi[ Sharing Kyoto Staff ]

Recently, I went to the taste testing of CROSS Burger&Beer/Coffee’s new Caprese Burger, which was released on January 20th. Now, how was taste...?

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.

welcome boardHaving arrived, a sweet welcome board greeted me. And it seemed like there were many people gathered.

very cutelyThen, going inside, the interior of the restaurant was decorated very cutely!

hamburgerThe 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.

cocktailscrackerNonalcoholic cocktails, cracker hors d'oeuvres, and the like were prepared along with the Caprese Burger; it was a cheerful atmosphere!

Caprese BurgerThen, 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.

cheese put onAfter 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! 

cute displayNow, 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?

A comment from the staff
The Italian Caprese Burger that just started being sold on January 20th—go and try it! I am looking forward to information on the picnic box being disclosed soon, too! I will let you know as soon as more information is made public!

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