Grill’d partners with Heston Blumenthal

4th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Grill’d Healthy Burgers has announced a new partnership with legendary Michelin star chef Heston Blumenthal’s favourite mushroom-based meat, Fable, with Blumenthal himself creating a limited edition “Heston Fable Burger” exclusively for Grill’d.

“I never thought I would allow another restaurant to serve one of my very special burgers until I met the amazing team at Grill’d,” Blumenthal says. “All four Fable burgers are fantastic, but the Heston Fable Burger is the star of the show.

“The Fable patty has a rich, satisfying mushroom flavour that tastes just like slow-cooked meat, complemented by the pluminess and spiciness of hoisin sauce, the fresh texture of Japanese ’slaw and lightly grilled tofu. It has all the umami that you’d expect from a burger, but there’s no meat in it. Mouth-watering, 100 percent natural, satisfying and delicious.”

The new burgers are made with Fable Food Co’s famed shiitake mushroom-based meat.

For the new Fable range, the “king of gastronomy” has created a flavourful Fable Spicy Cheeseburger, available on the menu nationally, and a limited-edition off-menu Heston Fable Burger available at select restaurants. Inspired by Peking duck pancakes, the limited-edition burger is an evolution of what’s on the menu at the celebrity chef’s very own restaurant, The Perfectionists’ Café in London, and will be the first time one of Heston Blumenthal’s burgers will be served outside his restaurants.

Limited to only 4000 burgers available across all of Australia, bookings to experience the Heston Fable Burger at select Grill’d restaurants are essential and can be made via grilld.com.au/heston, with sittings to commence from Sunday, August 8 to Sunday, August 22. Residents in lockdown in NSW can also register their interest online to enjoy the Heston Fable Burger experience when dine-in restrictions are eased.

Only 4000 will get to try the off-menu Heston Fable Burger, but the three other burgers will be available to all.

The Heston Fable Burger will be served with Heston’s signature gastronomic flair, delivered to the table under a smoke-filled cloche with silver service touches. For $35 per person, the limited-edition burger is served alongside Grill’d chips with a touch of white miso mayo and your choice of premium wine pairing, local beer or non-alcoholic beverage.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing the Heston Fable Burger to Grill’d,” says Grill’d founder Simon Crowe. “In partnering with Fable, we’ve had the opportunity to work with Heston Blumenthal, one of the world’s finest chefs, and expand our plant-based menu with four new Fable meaty mushroom burgers that taste just as good as the real thing.”

Which to choose: Fable Spicy Cheeseburger, Fable Truffle and Fable Southern BBQ.

All Australians, including those in lockdown, can enjoy a taste of Fable and Heston Blumenthal with the on-menu Fable Spicy Cheeseburger by Heston plus two other Fable burgers available via dine-in, takeaway and delivery across Australia. All four new Fable burgers are made with 100 percent natural ingredients with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Fable’s all natural, plant-based burger patties are made from real shiitake mushrooms and offer a whole new world of delicious meaty texture and umami flavour.

For more information visit grilld.com.au/heston or follow @grilldburgers on Instagram. For more on the full Grill’s Fable menu, click here. For more on Fable, head to fablefood.co