On Saturday, August 20th, Chef Marc Vidal competed in the 5th Annual Burger Bloodbath, a burger cook-off founded by former Eater editor and current executive editor of The Feast, Ben Leventhal.
The Gilt House, in Bridgehampton, provided the perfect backdrop for the end of summer soirée.
Among the talented Chefs in the competition were Wylie Dufresne (Wd50), Michael White (Marea, Osteria Morini, Ai Fiori), 2010 Champion Mo Koyfman, 2009 Champion Zach Chodorow, food writer and hamburger expert Josh Ozersky, Preston Madison (Peels), Cobi Levy (Niko) and amateur competitor Jesse Gerstein.
Chef Michael White (left) and Chef Wylie Dufresne (right)
Chef Marc and Assisting Chef Fernando enjoyed the day out of the kitchen, grilling in the sun. Their unique contribution to the burger, onions smoked and charred on the grill, could be smelled at far end of the pool and pulled the crowds in, eager for a taste.
Chef Marc presented his Spanish take on the perfect beach burger to the judges: A beef and Chorizo patty, Mahón cheese, and grill charred onions soaked in Sherry Vinegar served on a toasted Brioche bun.
In the end the coveted Burger Bloodbath trophy went to 3rd time winner Mo Koyfman, who assured the other contestants, this would be his last time competing. Chef Vidal and the team from Boqueria look forward to next year’s competition, and a Spanish victory!