BILOXI, Miss. – MGM Resorts International’s Beau Rivage is participating in the James Beard Foundation’s (JBF) Blended Burger Project™, a nationwide contest and challenge to make a "blended burger" by blending ground meat with finely chopped mushrooms to create a delicious, healthier, and more sustainable burger.
Beau Rivage Executive Chef Kristian Wade has chosen to feature the Landmass Burger to showcase a healthier burger. The mushroom burger features a succulent blend of New Orleans barbecue sauce and Alabama white sauce, and affectionately gets its name from a Weather Channel forecaster’s description of the Mississippi Gulf Coast – the landmass between New Orleans, La. and Mobile, Ala.
Built atop a fresh, toasty homemade bun, the Landmass burger also features a smoky, grilled double-patty, American cheese, Mississippi Tomato Fondue, caramelized onions, and crispy bread and butter pickles. Blending meat with mushrooms reduces calories, fat, and sodium while adding important nutrients like vitamin D, potassium, and B vitamins. A blended burger also brings more sustainable, plant-based items to menus allowing Americans to enjoy the taste and flavor of the burgers they love, knowing it’s a healthier and more sustainable preparation.
Act quickly, because voting ends on Monday, July 31st.
Here’s how diners can vote and support Chef Kristian Wade and the Blended Burger Project™:
Visit jamesbeard.org/blendedburgerproject, search for the Landmass Burger photo, and cast your vote
Visit Beau Rivage’s Terrace Café between now and July 31st, and ask for the Landmass Burger
Post a photo of the Landmass Burger to social media with the hashtags #blendedburgerproject and #BeauRivage to spread the word
When the contest concludes at 11:59pm EST on July 31st, 2017, the five (5) chefs with the most online votes will win a trip to the historic James Beard House in New York City where they will showcase their blended burgers at an exclusive event in 2018.