Thanks to special creation by Chef Andrew Fisk
ABRAM-VILLAGE – March 29, 2019 – For a very first time, the Resto-bar La Trappe at the Acadian Musical Village in Abram-Village will participate in the extremely popular PEI Burger Love campaign with its brand-new “Burger à trou” (named in honor of the popular Acadian dessert, “poutine à trou”).
The restaurant’s new bilingual chef, Andrew Fisk of Birch Hill, explains his first and new Burger Love culinary creation. “Our Burger à trou is a six-ounce seasoned beef patty partially stuffed with pan-fried onions, green peppers, mushrooms and jalapenos that is sandwiched between three-year aged white cheddar and topped with home-made potato chips and a Dijon aioli sauce on a toasted home-made potato, garlic and chive bun. And of course, all the beef we’ll use will have been produced by Island farmers!”
This ninth annual springtime campaign for PEI Burger Love, which promotes Island beef, extends over 33 days only – from March 29 to April 30. Last year, the 85 participating restaurants sold some 180,000 burgers. This year, once again, 85 restaurants will each offer their own special creation, thereby offering foodies a vast array of choices. The restaurant having created the most popular burger will be named champion; everyone is invited to vote for their favorite at https://peiburgerlove.ca.
The Resto-bar La Trappe will open earlier than usual this year, specifically to participate in the Burger Love campaign. The Burger à trou will be served Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 2-8 p.m. for the duration of the campaign. (Please note that the restaurant will not open on Good Friday, April 19, but will instead open on the following Monday, April 22, from 2-8 p.m.) During this period, the restaurant will feature a very small menu since it wants to focus primarily on the burger. A bar service will be provided.
For each burger sold, the Acadian Musical Village will donate $1 to Anderson House, a provincial emergency shelter for women and children who are in need of safety because of violence in their lives. The house serves over 400 families Island-wide annually through shelter and outreach.
“We are extremely excited to participate in PEI Burger Love for a first time and we hope that people from the region and all over the Island will drop in to taste our delicious burger and thereby support our PEI beef producers,” says Marcel Bernard, president of the Acadian Musical Village. “Since we’ll only be open for a limited number of hours, we know we won’t be able to compete with some of the other locations in regards to the quantity of burgers sold. But from a perspective of quality and taste, our Burger à trou will without a doubt be one of the best burgers in the whole competition.”
He therefore thanks the new chef for coming up with this marvelous creation. Depending on the popularity of the Burger à trou, it might make it to the restaurant’s regular summer menu.
Chef Andrew Fisk, who has about a dozen years of cooking experience, began his career when he was living in Ontario, first with Subway, then at East Side Mario’s and then at St. Hubert’s. He later helped establish a Don Cherry’s Sports Bar (where he had the honor of meeting the legend himself). He finally worked with Casa Paolo for a short while before moving to PEI with his wife and their five children. His first Island job was as sous-chef at Mill River Resort.
He quickly heard about the Evangeline region’s Clammin’ ‘N Jammin’ bar clam chowder competition; he was named champion these past two years. His recipe will be featured in Tourism PEI’s Chowder Trail campaign.
Chef Fisk has also been invited to help with the preparation of renowned Chef Michael Smith’s Village Feast. He also considers nationally renowned chefs Alain Bossé, Steven Wilson and Bob Nicholson among his friends, idols and mentors. He is extremely pleased to have been named head chef at the Resto-bar La Trappe.
PHOTOS: Chef Andrew Fisk is extremely proud of his new creation, the Burger à trou, that he conceived especially for the Resto-bar La Trappe in Abram-Village so it could participate in the PEI Burger Love campaign.
For more information:
Acadian Musical Village
Head chef, Resto-bar La Trappe