Slideshow: The Making of Michael White's White Label Hamburger at Ai Fiori

The Ingredients
The Ingredients
Michael White with a tray of the ingredients.
Before Griddling
Before Griddling
The patty is aggressively seasoned with salt and black pepper.
Cooking the Patty
Cooking the Patty
The tempered patty is pressed into the griddle (or plancha, as fancy-pants chefs call their griddles) to ensure a good crust.
The Bun
The Bun
While initially quite firm, the bread softens up after a generous schmear of butter.
The Bun
The Bun
The bread is griddled to attain a croissant-like buttery-ness.
Condiments
Condiments
A mixture of mayo and mustard is applied to the bun after griddling.
Toppings
Toppings
After the bacon is laid down, White layers white American cheese from Wisconsin over it and places it in an infra red salamander until molten.
Autopsy Shot
Autopsy Shot
The burger is topped off with black tomatoes sourced from Lucky's in Florida and bibb lettuce. It comes served with pommes dauphine and costs $19.
Senior vs. Junior
Senior vs. Junior
The White Label Burger and the mini White Label Burger.