4.5 out of 5.0 stars

September brings with it, cooler Fall weather.  It also brings in a new Burger of the Month at Celts Craft House and a burger with some flavors you are not going to find anywhere else.

This month’s burger will have you saying “where did you come up with this one?”.  This burger has a black licorice flavor to it, and components that lend itself to that flavor.  Now, don’t freak out and think about the candy and that it’s a dominant licorice flavor.  The flavor is there, but it’s not dominant by any means.  The chuck, brisket & short rib blend is liberally seasoned with toasted caraway and anise.  Those spices become part of the nice, thick char on this 8 oz. patty.  It was super juicy and nailed my pink request as you can see.  There is NO cheese on this burger.  Now, don’t worry, it is going to be OK.  That’s what I had to tell myself when I found out there was no cheese on the burger.

Sautéed fennel (it has stalks similar to celery, but has a mild licorice flavor) tops the beef patty.  A rich, buttery and creamy bearnaise sauce is poured over the top of that.  The sauce stands in nicely for the absence of cheese.  To complete this unique burger experience, a toasted rye bun from Denny’s 5th Avenue Bakery is used.  It’s slightly denser, but certainly works.  This is a very good burger!  If you are looking for a little different burger experience than what you are used to, make the short trek down to Apple Valley.  Put your trust in Chef Al!

House-cut Fries – Fantastic!