Diamond Designation: Three Diamond (Trendy food skillfully presented in a remarkable setting. Learn more about AAA Diamonds.)
Location: New York, N.Y.
In business for over 15 years, Porter House Bar and Grill is a tried-and-true New York City steakhouse. The seasonally inspired menu of Prime dry-aged cuts and American Wagyu is accented by butter-poached lobster, Colorado lamb T-bones and veal and pork chops, with exciting cocktails and an acclaimed wine program to boot.
Located in The Shops at Columbus Circle, the views are sophisticated both inside and out. “This beautiful leather and wood dining room is often sprinkled with an elite crowd enjoying views of Central Park South from its fourth-floor perch,” describes a AAA Inspector.
Chef and owner Michael Lomonaco shares his recipe for an upgraded burger with sweet and tangy red wine onion jam, buttery brioche buns and cheddar cheese. “These charred burgers are the perfect way to satisfy a hungry crowd,” said Lomonaco.
“Cooked to medium-rare perfection and paired with a bottle of dry red wine, consider these burgers part of your new weekly dinner roster.”
Skillet-Charred Burgers With Red Onion Jam
Makes four burgers
• ¼ cup olive oil, divided
• 2 thinly sliced red onions
• ½ cup sugar
• ¼ cup red wine vinegar
• ½ cup dry red wine, preferably syrah or zinfandel
• 2 pounds ground sirloin and chuck
• Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
• Brioche burger buns
• Cheddar cheese
• 2 sliced beefsteak tomatoes
Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a saucepan over low heat and sauté the onions for about eight minutes. Mix in sugar. A minute later, add vinegar and wine and bring to a simmer, cooking until the liquid has evaporated and the onions are caramelized (around three minutes). Set aside.
Form the meat into four burger patties, making them tight, but not overly crushed together. Season each burger with salt and pepper.
Set a grill pan or wide sauté pan over medium-high heat and add remaining oil. Once hot, add the burgers to the pan and char on both sides, approximately four minutes per side for medium-rare.
Top burgers with cheese, allow to melt and serve on buns with sliced tomato and red onion jam.
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