When Pretty Little Liars enters the food scene, you know it’s bound to come with at least one major twist.
That’s exactly what PLL actress Shay Mitchell has in store for the Los Angeles Food Bowl’s Off-The-Menu x Postmates Secret Menu Burger Showdown. She’s teaming up with Top Chef runner-up and WOLF executive chef Marcel Vigneron to create the ultimate truffle burger… that uses a “bleeding” vegan patty from Beyond Meat.
The duo’s Bourgeois Burger isn’t vegetarian or plant-based, but it does show off how well Beyond’s juicy patty can perform as a real burger.
Chef Vigneron and Mitchell load up a potato roll with a Beyond burger, caramelized onions, bacon, truffle mayo, white cheddar, and truffle shavings. The result is a massive umami bomb that explodes with truffle and savory notes during each bite.
Vigneron and Mitchell are hoping their truffle-laden dish will be enough to take the crown at “Off-The-Menu,” where 500 people will be sampling 10 different burgers to determine a champion. However, they have to deal with competition that’s tougher than the A Team, as many of LA’s top restaurants are entering the fray as well. Badmaash and Plan Check are two prime examples of the juggernauts the pair will have to contest with.
Still, with all of the truffle they’ve packed inside and the surprise factor of the Beyond patty, Vigneron and Mitchell are strong contenders to take home the top burger title.
You can check out the Bourgeois Burger at the Secret Menu Burger Showdown on Saturday, May 26th, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
Created in partnership with Postmates