The final week of Burger Love is always bitter sweet, so many great burgers and not near enough time. Unless you are Dale Park, known as the "Queen of Burgers", she tries them all every year. That's 73 burgers this year.
It's a fun month to tour around with my wife and friends sampling the variety of burgers out there.
We decided to take a ride out to Kensington and check two off our list, The Home Place and Island Stone Pub.
First stop was the Home Place for the "Apple Orchid" consisting of a 6oz Island Beef Patty, Horseradish Roasted Garlic Aioli, Maple Bacon Apple Chutney, Frizzled Onions, Applewood Cheddar Sauce, and Fresh Spinach on a Toasted Brioche Bun, garnished with a Caramel Apple Slice. We were expecting good things as their burger last year, "Cabbage Patch", was one of our favourites and won the 2015 Burger Love title.
Overall a pretty good burger, but I think we were spoiled by just how much we liked the burger last year and this one wasn't quite as good.
Thankfully eating only 1/2 a burger with no sides allows us to try a couple of burgers if we desire so we decided to move on to the Island Stone Pub for the "Sunday Roast". Their burger was made of 2 - 4oz Seasoned Island Beef Patties, Homemade Whipped Horseradish Cheese Sauce, Homemade Cabbage Slaw, and Homemade Carrot Ketchup on a Toasted and Buttered Potato Scallion Roll, topped with a Sticky Date Pudding Bite.
The pub in the old train station and is a great little spot, especially in the summer when they have a full patio outside right next to the Confederation Trail.
We'd heard good things about this one but I was a little apprehensive since most of the ingredients didn't resonate with me but boy was I wrong. It was a very tasty burger and the combination of flavours went very well together, plus the atmosphere there is great.
Run done, now time for @PEIBurgerLove, only a few days left. Home Place and Island Stone Pub. #peiburgerlove pic.twitter.com/UE62dSsoeH— Rod Gallant (@Rod_Gallant) April 28, 2016