We haven’t met one person in the past week that hasn’t jumped up and down in foodie joy about Montreal’s Burger Week. This time, it comes with the added twist of ‘fromage’ to entice the cheeseburger lovers and returns this Sunday. What a perfect way to enjoy the long weekend in gluttonous and delicious activities.
Founded in 2012 by our Notable friends Na’eem Adam, entrepreneur and founder of Le Mechant Mangeur, and Thierry Rassam, lawyer and entrepreneur, Burger Week is the first-ever interactive festival hosted by their company People Mover Tech. Burger Week is a unique dining experience that invites people to discover and savour delicious burgers at special prices (most burgers are less than $10).
Running from September 1-7, the interactive food festival allows foodies to vote online for their favourite burger. With a compilation of online votes and the help of a few celebrity judges, Burger Week will crown Montreal’s best burger, as well as Canada’s best (the event is taking place across Canada). A party with Gnarly Head wine will crown the winners and close the week at Montreal’s Le Pavillon.
Some players participating in this year’s edition include Miss Prêt à Manger, Bar & Boeuf, Decca 77, Uniburger and many, many more.
We caught up with Na’eem Adam to get a little insider info on Burger Week…
It’s almost here… was this time around alot more work?
A lot more! We hit up three other cities too, so it was a task and a half to organize it all. We have a good team behind the burger machine and my partner Thierry is like a super hero of getting things done.
How many restaurants are onboard this year?
Not more than 30 per city.
Any new additions to the festival this year we should know about?
The other cities if you plan to travel. Winnipeg, Vancouver and Quebec City.
A bootcamp with the MAA Club Sportif, Olympian Tracy Little and Montreal Alouettes Shea Emry on the 4th of September to help us burn some extra calories. Look out for the details on our Facebook page.
How do you recommend doing Burger Week for the first timers?
Don’t overdo it and pace yourself. Do the bootcamp jog with us. Vote! You can vote on LeBurgerWeek.com.
Can you reveal a burger recipe you’re especially excited about this year?
I can reveal 100 of them if you want!
How is BW being received in other cities?
They love it! I’m so happy we’re doing this. All the chefs are really putting their burger wisdom to the plate with exceptional offerings.
As far as voting for the best burger in our city, can anyone participate? And if so, how?
Anyone can vote. Just visit the site, find the resto and vote. It’s very simple.
We all want to know: have you guys been dieting all month in preparation for this?
It’s all about balance and being responsible. Burger eating is serious business. We keep fit, we eat healthy, and we enjoy our burgers!
Here’s something special for our readers! We are giving away a beautiful picnik basket from “Select Wines and Gnarly Head Old Zinfandel” packed with all sorts of goodies! To win all you have to do is email us your favorite Montreal spot to picnik! Winner will be contacted next week, good luck!