Last week, local food news was buzzing about a news release detailing a decadent burger at Birmingham’s Rugby Grille. Besides being topped with seared foie gras, the menu item was causing chatter because of its price tag: $55.
I decided to take a trip to the Rugby Grille, to see what a $55 burger tastes like.
Located in the Townsend Hotel, the Grille is definitely a special occasion restaurant known for old school style and top-notch service. Entrees, which average around $40, include roasted lamb loin, salmon matelote, duck a l’orange and a variety of steaks. The server’s description of the Dover sole prepared table side was almost enticing enough to make me forget the mission at hand, which was to order the foie burger.
The burger has a rich taste not only because of the seared foie gras (duck or goose liver from a bird that has been specially fattened; a controversial [...]