Hard Rock Cafe World Burger Tour, Happy Hump Day cocktails and Vivid Sydney

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If you love some good #burgerporn then you’re in for a treat


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Hi foodies,

Thanks for liking my burger posts on Instagram! I know you all love a good burger shot and what better day for it to than a Friday. This past Wednesday I caught up with rising Sydney filmmakers Sharna and Dom from Carbon Lily, and we were in for a real treat – a tasting of glorious burgers from Hard Rock Cafe Sydney’s World Burger Tour Menu.

As Sydney’s obsession with all things burger continues, the Hard Rock Café have upped the local burger game by collecting the best burger recipes from around the world, delivering them directly to Sydney’s doorstep.

“Our World Burger Tour menu was a fan-favourite last year, so we’ve remixed the menu and added burgers with authentic, regional flavors from around the globe,” said Alex Merchan of Hard Rock International.

Hard Rock Cafe set their chefs from around the world with the task of creating the ultimate burger that captured the flavour and spirit of the city. The Hard Rock Cafe culinary team had the tough job of tasting all 160 entries to find the perfect selection for their restaurants.

Check out the final menu for Sydney below:
  1. Aloha Burger (Honolulu, United States) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with Portuguese sausage, Monterey Jack cheese, a grilled pineapple ring with sweet soy glaze, guacamole, pico de gallo, served with Furikake french fries
  2. Frito Crunch Burger (Hollywood, United States) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with chorizo, queso fresco cheese, Frito corn chips, arugula and a fried jalapeno
  3. Greek Burger (Athens, Greece) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with arugula, feta cheese and a tomato slice
  4. Whiskey Bacon Cheeseburger (Brussels, Belgium) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with melted Cheddar cheese, bacon, a whiskey marinade, red onions and garlic aioli

My favourite was definitely the Whiskey Bacon Cheeseburger with it’s crispy bacon and thick, juicy patty. Our serving came with cripsy fried onions, rather than ordinary red onions, which brought a sweet crunch to the burger! I loved the toasted tortilla strips and fried jalapeño of the Frito Crunch Burger.

A special thank you to Hard Rock Cafe Sydney and The Atticism for arranging this opportunity for us. Check out all the photos below!

WARNING! Do not scroll down on an empty stomach (LOL!)

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The standard #HandsInFrame shot.
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The Frito Crunch Burger.
Say cheese[burger].
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The Whiskey Bacon Cheeseburger. Too big to eat on it’s own but oh so delicious!
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The Aloha Burger with ham and pineapple of course.
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I want to know what’s the best burger you’ve ever eaten, and where you ate it? Let me know in the comments below. Share your recipes and food photos by tagging #brendonthesmilingchef and #whatsbrendoncooking on Instagram or Tweeting to @bthesmilingchef.

Here’s an exclusive sneek peek at my next post!

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The Opera House – Vivid Sydney.

Be sure to check out my new photography page @my_omd_and_me on Insta

Also in Sydney…


MESSINA EATS. Who needs an excluse to feast on Gelato, Burgers and Lobster? If you’re in Rosebery today or tomorrow be sure to pop down to check out this exciting pop-up featuring Messina, Huxtaburger and Mr Claws. Can’t make it? Deliveroo  will deliver to selected areas in Sydney. Click here to check out the menu.

Happy cooking and keep smiling,

Brendon 🙂

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