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Chef José Andrés PORK Umami Burger

José Andrés for Umami Burger
This super juicy, José Andrés pork and cured ham patty comes with piquillo pepper confit, caramelized onion, manchego cheese and aioli. It’s available for a limited time only at Umami Burger and is absolutely the BEST pork burger I’ve ever tasted… and I’ve tried plenty!

$1 from each burger goes to the World Central Kitchen!

Eat well and DO GOOD.

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Voltaggio’s Monte Cristo Umami Burger


Michael Voltaggio's Monte Cristo Burger
Michael Voltaggio‘s Monte Cristo Burger is made with a beef patty, gruyere fondue, prosciutto and placed on, wait for it… a CUSTARD-SOAKED, DEEP-FRIED BUN. Then it’s topped with powdered sugar and served with a side of maple syrup. Too sweet? Actually, no. I found myself going back to the syrup again and again. The best part? $1 from each burger will go to the Los Angeles Mission!

NOTE: It’s available for a limited time only at Umami Burger (as of 1/28/14) so DON’T MISS IT!

From the press release:
“Michael Voltaggio is one of the best chefs in the nation,” said Adam Fleischman, Founder and Chairman of Umami Restaurant Group. “He’s changed the rules of fine dining in Los Angeles, making it pretty bad-ass.”

The winner of Bravo’s Top Chef Season 6, Michael Voltaggio was named one of Food and Wine Magazine’s Best New Chefs in 2013. His flagship restaurant, ink., was named GQ Magazine’s Best New Restaurant in America in 2012. Additionally, Voltaggio’s sandwich shop ink.sack has received widespread acclaim, most recently opening its second outlet inside Los Angeles International Airport’s Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Michael Voltaggio, Chef/Owner ink. & ink.sack said, “I wanted to make a burger that would hit the spot no matter if you’re craving something sweet or savory. This was a fun collaboration with Umami Burger and even better since $1 from every burger sold will benefit the LA Mission. They do a ton of good for people in need and this is a great way to give back.”


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My Own Personal Pig Heaven.

PiGG, Umamicatessen
Beautiful Iberico de bellota crudo (aka raw pork), at PIGG.

Whipped Lardo
“Pork In A Can” Whipped Lardo (cured pork fatback) at PIGG.

Pork Corn & Cone O' Cracklins
Salty, Crispy, Porky Snacks!
Left: Pork Corn! Popcorn, juniper & rosemary
Right: Cone O’ Cracklins w sherry vinegar & sage at PIGG.

Beautiful Pork @ PIGG, UMAMIcatessen
Charcuterie at PIGG. Starting from the top:
1: Burgers Ozark (CA, MO)
2: Finchville (KY)
3. Iberico de Bellota (Spain)
4. Iberico de Bellota paletta (Spain)

PiGG's Pig Ear Salad! Umamicatessen
Pig Ear Salad at PIGG.

Pork liver pâté at Pigg, Umamicatessen
Pork Liver Pâté  at PIGG.

PIGG's Pork Liver Pate Sandwich, UMAMIcatessen
Pork Liver Pâté Sandwich with caramelized onions, arugula at PIGG.

PiGG's Asian Pears & Lardo, Umamicatessen
PiGG’s Asian Pears & Lardo.

PIGG Style Fries w BRAINaise
PIGG Fries w pickled peppers, ham puree & brainaise (aoili made of pig brain).

Country pate Sando. PIGG at UMAMIcatessen
Country Pâté Sandwich at PIGG.

PiGG's Pork Riellette, Umamicatessen
“Pork In A Can” Pork Riellette at PIGG.

PiGG at Umamicatessen
Douglas Rankin (I call him my “pork dealer”) & Chris Cosentino, “Tower of Pig” under construction (opening night).

And YES, there’s so much more than just PIGG
at Adam Fleishman’s UMAMIcatessen. There’s Umami Burger of course, a “kosher-style” deli, a full bar, gourmet coffee, and a donut shop that serves a decadent FOIE GRAS donut! Just think of UMAMIcatessen as an awesome food court, except that you order items from each restaurant off of one menu.

Cheesy Tots, UMAMIcatessen
Cheesy Tots at Umami Burger (on the Secret Menu).

Shrimp Burger @UmamiBurger, Umamicatessen
The Shrimp Burger with Yuzu-Kosho (paste made from chili peppers, yuzu peel and salt), Umami Burger. Note: Currently only available at the downtown UMAMIcatessen location.

Umami Burger's Greenbird, Umamicatessen
Greenbird Burger: Spicy turkey, crushed avocado, green cheese, butter lettuce, sprouts, green goddess, at Umami Burger.

Wasabi Potato Salad with Sashimi
Wasabi Potato Salad with Sashimi, Umami Burger.

Sweet Potato Fries, Umamicatessen
Sweet Potato Fries, Umami Burger.

Pastrami @ Umamicatessen
Pastrami Sandwich at the CURE deli.

Matzo ball soup at the CURE, Umamicatessen
Matzo Ball Soup at the CURE deli.

"Micha-Mami" cocktail, Umamicatessen
“Micha-Mami”: Corzo tquila, umami crafter spiced tomato juice, topped with beer with an umami dust rimmed glass at the Back Bar.

"Velvet Mule" cocktail, Umamicatessen
“Velvet Mule”: Beluga vodka, Velvet Falernum, Fresh lime juice, ginger beer and dash of Angostura bitters at the Back Bar.

Tres Leches Donut, UMAMIcatessen
Tres Leches, Cajeta, Ceylon Cinnamon (cake). Donuts are fried-to-order at “& A Donut”.

Foie Gras Doughnut
FG&J, Foie Gras Doughnut: Foie Gras Mousse, Robert Lambert’s Forrest Berry Jam at “& A Donut”.

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Los Angeles, CA, 90014

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About UMAMIcatessen in L.A. Times

About Adam Fleischman

More about Chris Cosentino at L.A. Times Food

Jonathan Gold writes about the Foie Gras Doughnut

Caroline on Crack writes about the Back Bar

EstarLA writes about Bar Bites


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Photos above from three visits. Dishes shared with Peter, Akasha, Alan, Debbie, Julie, Dan and Stephane.

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