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Tervuren restaurant’s ‘Blue Bayou’ wins Best Burger Benelux 2022

12:03 23/10/2022

Copains restaurant in Tervuren, which also runs Smoak Streetfood BBQ in the neighbouring park, has won the competition for Best Burger Benelux 2022.

Its winning burger was a gourmet concoction called Blue Bayou, created by chef Kurt Singulé. It consists of a homemade brown bun filled with Black Angus steak, red onions, wild mushrooms flambéed with Jack Daniels, smoked ham, blue cheese, roasted hazelnuts, arugula and a truffle mayonnaise sauce.

"It’s a hamburger that you can really eat out of your hand. The sauce has to run off your mouth," Singulé told VRT.

The prize for the Smoak team is a multi-wagon food truck worth €13,000. Its outdoor operation from the red-brick heritage Spanish House in Tervuren park, is popular with locals and visitors.

Other Belgian addresses rewarded in the competition included Lola’s in Genk, crowned best veggie burger. Chef Kevin Vanaken’s winning entry was described on the company’s Facebook page: “A home-baked vegan brioche bun, a self-developed vegan burger with local herbs from Belgian Limburg, a unique sweet and spicy Chili sin Carne that needs to be on the fire for as little as 8 hours, combined with fresh mashed avocados and vegan sour cream.”

Photo: Copains Facebook page

Written by The Bulletin