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Gilt City’s Gilt Free Way to Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day

| September 18, 2015 | Reply

Today is National Cheeseburger Day – finally, a holiday we can really sink our teeth into!

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In honor of this juicy day, Gilt City has teamed up with David Rotter, co-owner and chef of NYC’s Boulton & Watt, to create a mouthwatering meaty and cheesy tower of yumminess, aka “The Gilt-Free Burger.” Get the Gilt City x David Rotter: Gilt-Free Burger now through Sunday, September 20th at Boulton & Watt, or make it at home. See recipe, below.

Also, check out Gilt City for deals on sizzling cheeseburgers at the hottest restaurants in our glorious city, and some other cities that think they are big deal, like Chicago, San Francisco, and DC.

Gilt City x David Rotter: Gilt-Free Burger

• 2 3oz patties from Pat LaFrieda
• Smoked bacon jam (1 Spanish onion, 3 slices of bacon, teaspoon aged balsamic)
• Aged Vermont cheddar
• Roasted jalapeño aioli (1 avocado, 1 cup mayo, 2 jalapeños)
• Bibb lettuce
• Beefsteak tomato
• Pickles
• Buttered brioche bun
• Salt and pepper


1. Place both patties in a hot cast iron pan.
2. Season them well with salt and pepper.
3. Once golden brown, flip them over and sear the other side.
4. Add cheese to top of flipped burgers. This will allow cheese to get soft and gooey.
5. Spread bun with butter and toast.
6. Once toasted, spread bacon jam and aioli on both sides.
7. Stack patties and top with lettuce, tomato and pickles.

To make bacon jam:
1. Cook down 1 Spanish onion sliced thin, as well as 3 slices of bacon chopped up.
2. Cook on low until all is caramelized.
3. Finish with a teaspoon of aged balsamic.

To make aioli:
1. Roast two jalapeños.
2. Place one whole avocado (seed removed), 1 cup of mayo and roasted jalapeño in food processor.
3. Blend until smooth.


Category: BELLA Blog, Chow BELLA

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Pamela Pekerman is a Fashion & Lifestyle Expert that focuses on inspiring women to Always Be Your Best You through smart style and beauty tips, and empowering lifestyle changes. Always on the hunt for smart products and time-saving tips for busy women, Pamela shares her finds on Good Morning America, EXTRA, VH1, Fox Business and local morning shows like FOX Good Day LA, NBC New York LIVE and NBC Miami. In addition to being BELLA's Accessories Editor, this busy mom of two pens, a lifestyle blog for the 30-something gal trying to juggle it all from fashion and family to home decor and beauty. A former accessories buyer and trend forecaster, Pamela has lent her approachable, style voice to HSN and QVC, helping accessorize millions of women across the country. In 2013, HYATT Union Square NY Hotel enlisted Pamela as a style curator for a monthly accessory exhibit that guests could borrow from, for the night. The Accessories Butler earned the hotel a marketing award and huge press. Pamela currently resides in New York, with her husband, two adorable toddlers and one unreasonably large accessory closet.

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