Umami Burger announced the latest culinary collaboration in its Artist Series today, a new partnership with Chef José Andrés to feature a José Andrés Burger and menu of tapas and pintxos (skewered bites), created by the globally renowned chef.
“Umami Burger approaches its menu the same way I do," says Chef José Andrés. "There are no rules as long as it is good."
The José Andrés Burger is made with a ground pork and cured ham patty on Umami Burger’s signature bun, topped with a piquillo pepper confit, caramelized onion, and Manchego, a classic Spanish cheese made from sheep’s milk. The José Andrés Burger will be sold for $15 with $1 from each burger donated to World Central Kitchen, a humanitarian organization launched by José Andrés and focused on smart solutions to hunger and poverty.
In addition to the burger designed by Andrés, he also created a tapas and pintxos menu, which includes:
- Patatas Bravas – Twice cooked crispy potatoes and topped with a house-made, medium-spicy bravas sauce and garlic aioli.
- Date & Cured Ham Pintxos – Pitted medjool dates wrapped with thin slices of cured ham warmed in umami sherry vinaigrette, made with an aged sherry vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, and Maggi Seasoning.
- Green Olive Pintxos – A classic combination throughout Spain: olives paired with anchovies, ‘umamified’ by adding piquillo peppers cooked confit.
Available starting on Tuesday, May 20, The Jose Andres Burger and menu will be sold at all full-service Umami Burger locations nationwide, while supplies last. This limited menu is a prelude to future collaborations between Andrés and Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas, scheduled to open Labor Day Weekend.
The José Andrés Burger is the fourth in a series of burgers made in collaboration with and designed to celebrate artists. Umami Burger partnered previously with recording artist and Umami Burger fan Mayer Hawthorne to create the acclaimed Hawthorne Burger, as well as Grammy Award winner SLASH to create the Slash Burger, which raised more than $14,000 for The Los Angeles Youth Network, and Chef Michael Voltaggio whose Monte Cristo raised more than $15,000 for the Los Angeles Mission.
Andrés is credited with introducing Americans to both avant-garde and traditional Spanish cooking. Named Outstanding Chef by the James Beard Foundation in 2011, Andrés is an internationally recognized culinary innovator who tells the stories of a culture through food. Through his humanitarian organization, World Central Kitchen, he pursues the mission of changing the world through the power of food through educational initiative that aim to beat food insecurity and malnutrition.