Le Petit Cochon’s New Burger

Foie Gras-Filled

Chef Derek Ronspies has come up with a killer new burger, just in time for summer. In the tradition of Le Petit Cochon, it’s got three kinds of local beef plus a slab of foie gras, just for good measure.

Ronspies starts with a puck of salt-cured foie gras from Puyallup’s Pleasant View Farm, and surrounds it with a custom ground blend of grass-fed beef brisket, short rib, and bone marrow from Jones Farm. The luxe patty is accompanied by house made plum jam, truffle aioli, and arugula pistou, as well as pickled red onions, Bibb lettuce, and two fat onion rings. All squeezed inside a Macrina brioche bun and served alongside thyme-salted potato chips!

To finish the meal off, there’s always Grandma Blanche’s secret recipe ice cream, a closely-guarded Ronspies family secret handed down from generation to generation. Right now the flavors are a true toast to summer: honey cinnamon or burnt marshmallow.

Who needs a backyard barbeque when you can get a foie burger and round it out with ice cream reminiscent of a campfire? The ice cream flavors change weekly, but the burger will be around throughout Seattle’s summer.

Opened in 2013, Le Petit Cochon is a snout-to-tail focused restaurant located at 701 North 36th Street in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. Chef/owner Derek Ronspies serves an ever-changing lineup of meaty dishes and seasonal vegetables in an airy, second floor dining room with leafy views of the picturesque neighborhood. Foie gras, a “Phat Ass” pork chop, and house-made charcuterie are staples on the pork-centric menu. In 2014, Le Petit Cochon was honored with Best New Restaurant nods from The Seattle Times, Seattle Met, and Seattle Magazine. Le Petit Cochon is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 5pm to 10pm. For more information or to make reservations, call 206.829.8943 or visit gettinpiggy.com.

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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