Coolangatta is, to date, my favorite Australian beach. It’s about an hour away, not nearly as busy as the Gold Coast, but with all the amenities that are missing in some of the more, uh, remote places (which we’ll be investigating next weekend on our way to the Big Banana in Coffs Harbour, about five hours south, for a ice hockey tournament).
The Gold Coast Bulletin reports that two French fine-dining chefs say there’s been a countrywide “dumbing down” of the burger and they’re fighting back with fresher flavor.
Meyjitte Boughenout and Arnault Ollivier, owners of Absynthe French Restaurant at Surfers Paradise, promise to restore the appetizing art form to its former glory when they open the Burger Trap at The Strand, Coolangatta in November.
When hamburgers were created in the eponymous German town back in 1880, it was to allow travellers to eat a meal very quickly, yet of a high standard of nutrition and quality.
Meyjitte says, “Burger Trap is going to make it fun, a visual treat and just put healthy back into burgers. You can see the patties being made in front of you.”
That should mean I can see the cooks use a tip-sensitive digital thermometer to ensure safety.