It was so good to be back at @holmanstable to experience their signature burger again and a few other items. There are a couple of stories related to this burger that you do not know. Of course, I’ll tell you.
I may take just a little credit for this burger. During one of my conversations with owner @trexreding, I mentioned to him that I thought Holman’s Table should have a signature burger. At the time, they had two burgers that were on both of the Rock Elm menus. Troy talked with Chef Garrett Green and they came up with a beauty.
A juicy, nicely seasoned patty, cooked to a perfect medium temp. Now the magic happens. Rich, creamy and nutty Gruyère cheese starts us out. A super flavorful Madeira Truffle Demi is poured on top. It’s a classic, French brown sauce made with Madeira wine. It’s amazing AND they don’t stop pouring it over the top until you’ve got a pool of this delicious sauce waiting for you to dip this burger into with every bite. To add to the richness and saltiness of this burger, there’s a little scoop of foie gras butter melting on top. The soft, lightly toasted @franklinstreetbakery bun is a great bun.
Why is it called the 300 dollar burger? It’s not $300. It is a reference to when pilots would fly somewhere for lunch, and by the time they added up their tab for food & fuel, it was $100. Holman’s adjusted it for inflation and it now might cost around $300.
This burger is fantastic!
If you’ve never been out to the St. Paul airport, now is a great time. A great date night place as well.