Gourmet and Guilt-Free: Denver Makes the “Healthy Burger” a Reality

January 23, 2013 in News

Healthy Chicken Burger EDGE restaurant

Natural Colorado Chicken Burger/ Feta Cheese/ Bell Peppers/ Spinach/ Wheat Sesame Bun. Side: Chilled Watermelon/ Basil/ Balsamic Reduction/ Sea Salt

After the holiday hangover has worn off, most of us grudgingly vow to eat healthier—but that doesn’t have to mean a self-imposed sentence of wheat grass and soy. Lucky for us all, the creative chefs at Four Seasons Hotel Denver came up with an inspired solution: a healthy take on our favourite burger.

When the chefs at EDGE restaurant sat down to develop the menu for their innovative Burger Bar—where you can build your own burger, from the bun to the condiments—they kept returning to the idea of great flavour that would appeal to health-conscious guests. And so, the legendary Chicken Burger was born: a patty made from lean natural thigh meat, coursely ground and seasoned with sea salt and fresh basil.

The chefs form the meat into 7 oz patties and grill them to 160 degrees over a wood-burning grill. Next, the juicy low-fat burger is dressed with a delicate bell pepper aioli, local feta cheese and fresh spinach before being placed on a whole-wheat bun.

Chefs at Edge Restaurant

A gourmet, guilt-free burger? Mosts guests can’t believe it—until they try it for themselves.

“It sparks a conversation on how seriously we take our food and the manner in which we approach our job every day,” explains Chef Simon Purvis. “We aim to provide an interesting, nutritious, well-balanced menu of the highest quality.”

To get a taste of what else EDGE has to offer, check out some of the restaurant’s more decadent recipes…


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