Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Party at 5 Napkin Burger: New Menu Tasting!

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The clink of glasses, the brightly colored dishes and sweet seasonings in the air - There's nothing quite like a foodie party, and I was lucky enough to be invited to one at 5 Napkin Burger for their new menu tasting! 

I found myself surrounded by some of Boston's biggest food, drink and events people on social media, including Only in Boston, Concierge Boston, and Boston Attitude, and I knew this would be an amazing meal!

We had gathered together to dine on 5 Napkin Burger's newest menu in Back Bay. Grab a snack and sit back, because this post will make you hungry (and hopefully not hangry)! 

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We started by noshing on some starters, like the Edamame Hummus shown above. I absolutely adored the presentation of this plate, which consisted of miso - tahini, sunflower seeds, sprouts, radishes, & warm flatbread. 

You can tell the chef really cares about presentation, which is definitely appreciated by me as a diner! The ingredients were so fresh, and this dip felt incredibly healthy.

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 This Pesto Flatbread looked so good that I couldn't snag a pic before someone stole a slice! It came with oven-dried tomatoes, pesto & cheese, and I honestly could have eaten the whole thing myself, it was that delicious.

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The Tijuana Shrimp Ceviche also came out with a beautiful presentation. The brightly colored chipotle, orange, onion, jicama, avocado, tomato, lime, and corn nuts were gorgeous and scrumptious. However, as you can see it's a smaller dish than the others. I would suggest this one as a starter for those with a smaller appetite.

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Next, we had this Stack of Thick-Cut Panko Onion Rings with asiago fondue. The warm asiago just melted onto the fried onions, and the presentation was so epic! It was completely as good as it looks.

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Here we have the "Rhode Island Style" Crispy Calamari, which means it comes with vinegar peppers, parsley & lemon. Yum! 

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Now, what you've all been waiting for (drum roll please!) - The Original 5 Napkin Burger! We were told this burger's flavors were meant to be reminiscent of French Onion Soup. Confused? So was I, until I learned it consisted of 10 oz. of fresh ground beef, gruyere cheese, caramelized onions, and rosemary aioli on a soft white roll. It was utterly delicious, with an earthy taste that's so different from your standard ketchup-and-mustard burger. It's incredibly unique!

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The French theme comes from where 5 Napkin Burger got it's roots, which is a French restaurant that still stands in NYC (Nice Matin). As the story goes, the investor of this restaurant suggested that the chef add a burger to it's menu, and said it should be called the 5 Napkin Burger. 

When the doors opened and the critics arrived, the rave reviews started flowing - but all they kept talking about was this amazing burger! So now we have a whole chain of restaurants based around this amazingly unique french onion soup burger. I love getting the inside scoop on restaurants, it really brings them to life and gives them depth.

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For a super healthy and fresh option, get the Grilled Mahi. It comes with guacamole, crema, mango salsa, and cilantro, yum!

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For all you super carnivores, be sure to try the Lamb Kofta! It comes with lamb & beef ground with onions, garlic, parsley & spices, tomato, cucumber, tahini sauce, pepper & onion relish. 

The moral of the 5 Napkin Burger story is that whatever you get, you pretty much can't go wrong here. They have a wide selection of burgers, sliders, salads, entrees, and starters, and even a ton of milkshakes for dessert! We tried the cookies n cream, smore's, and salted caramel. They don't turn out so great in pictures, but they turn out quite amazing in your tummy! 

Insiders scoop: Keep this on the low-down, but apparently a new cocktail menu is in the works at 5 Napkin too, so stay tuned to see what that selection is like!

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16 comments

  1. I'm literally drooling right now!!! My friend actually went for lunch yesterday and raved about the food so I can't wait to try it! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. These look soooo tasty! And I love your descriptions of everything :) I wanna go! :')

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  3. Too late, I'm now super hungry and it's only 6.57am here! LOL! The food looks absolutely delicious and you're right, the presentation is equally as amazing. What a great opportunity to attend this event and I don't blame the person who took a slice before you managed to get a picture, I mean who could wait with such yummy dishes in front of you? xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  4. Oh, this makes me miss 5 Napkin in New York T_T Those juicy burgers did their thing, that's for sure. I've never had the flatbread there but gah it looks so good!


    Sara // dearskim.com

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  5. The onion rings with melted Asiago look amazing!

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  6. That food looks amazing - especially the onion rings.

    Lizzie Dripping

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  7. Drool worthy! Literally!;)

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    Jeanne

    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  8. Oh my this looks delicious! Makes me wish I had that for lunch

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  9. mouth watering...those onion rings!

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  10. Oh my growling stomach and growing desire to high-tail it to Boston.
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  11. these food look scrumptious. i can feel myself drooling


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  12. I so wish I could have made it to this dinner.... If only for those onion rings!! But everything looks delicious!

    Sues

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  13. OH yum! Sometimes onion rings just sound really really good. Putting it on my boston list. :) XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  14. Oh my gosh, it all looks sooo good. I haven't had lunch yet and this has made me even hungrier!

    Mili

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  15. You, have no idea how good this food looks! It is so hard to find most of this stuff in Indonesia-- and I'm really craving it!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  16. That tower of onion rings deserves a backflip. Lucky ducky. The ceviche looked kinda weak thou, but I would have devoured it. I think Boston is calling my name...when it's warmer of course!
    Texas Jak
    www.novermyhead.com

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