Broadway by Amar Santana is already a destination spot for foodie thrill-seekers looking for exceptional cuisine with modern, gastronomic flair. Now, there’s another reason to stop into this Laguna hot spot: the Hamburguesa.
In anticipation of long, hot summer days and nights that extend into the wee hours, Chef Amar is launching a late night menu for patrons who crave an evening bite after a full day of browsing local art galleries and enjoying the sun, sand and surf.
“Now that Summer has arrived, there is a need for extended kitchen operation hours,” states Santana. “I wanted to offer locals and tourists an option for late-night dining and create specialty menu items that will appeal to everyone.”
The Hamburguesa is certain to appeal. A melt-in-your-mouth burger, the ten-ounce patty is a special beef blend from a local butcher. Add to that, the world’s most expensive and iconic, award-winning, raw-milk, bandage-wrapped cheddar from Fiscalini Farmstead, and you’ve got a winning combination. But it doesn’t stop there. Santana worked with a local bakery to create the whole grain mustard seed bun that is a beautiful, bright yellow and packed with spicy flavor. The Chorizo-Tomato Marmelade and Aioli garnish explode on the palate with sweet and savory, caramelized goodness.
The perfect side dish to accompany this gem of a burger, Santana suggested the Fried Brussels Sprouts with Chinese Sausage, cilantro and a sweet and sour glaze. The sommelier, Michael, paired Guild 2009 Columbia Valley Red, a Rhône-style mix of syrah, mourvedre, counoise and grenache that was lush and well-balanced…but I could just as easily have been persuaded to try a hand-crafted beer.
So, whether you’re in Laguna for a brief holiday, or you happen to be a lucky local, make sure you head to Broadway by Amar Santana to satisfy that late-night burger craving and beg for the Hamburguesa. You won’t be disappointed…
Thanks for reading! ~Stasha
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