Someone Made an Umami Cronut Burger

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[Photograph: Liz Barclay / First We Feast]

It's a match made in trendy-NYC-food heaven (or hell): an Umami Burger with a bisected Cronut-for-buns. Yesterday, Matthew Schonfeld of First We Feast spent about five hours making this burger mash-up, starting at 6:38 a.m. when he got in line at Dominique Ansel Bakery for their limited number of deep-fried croissant doughnuts, and ending at the grand opening of Umami Burger's first NYC location. The result: a burger topped with a shiitake mushroom, caramelized onions, slow-roasted tomato, and a Parmesan crisp all stuffed between the halves of a blackberry cream-filled Cronut. According to Matthew, it wasn't bad: "To my surprise, the flavors melded well. The blackberry filling sweetened the savory Umami flavoring."

For more beauty shots of the burger, head to First We Feast.

For those of you in Toronto, you can get a piece of Cronut Burger action soon at the Canadian National Exhibition from August 16 to September 2, thanks to EPIC Burgers and Waffles.

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