The ultimate vegan burger
The Horse and Plough at Bingham has over the last year or so been increasing its range and diversity of vegan food. But now I think they have excelled themselves by creating what, in my opinion is the ultimate vegan burger
Dan the manager took to Facebook to ask what the new creation should be called; third was ‘no piggin way’, a very close second came ‘I cant believe its not suffered’ but the winner was ‘fakey McBacon face’.
So last night I went with my other half to try out this experience for myself. We were shown to our table upstairs away from the hustle and bustle of a busy bar.
I was given an extensive separate vegan menu and my O-H the standard menu. All my options sounded delicious from the Dansak curry to the tempeh fish and chips. But there was only one dish on my mind and that was fakey McBacon face.
And when it arrived I wasn’t disappointed, first of all it looked like a normal burger; same ciabatta bun, same salad garnish, same skin on chips. It was just the contents that set it apart from my partner’s meat version
The burger itself was thick, chewy, sticky and had a great smoky taste. The facon and vegan cheese was a nice touch, as were the gherkins, the dry and crispy chips and the wasabi infused salad dressing, I was also offered vegan mayo, of course I sad yes.
When you take a big bite all that the flavour is overwhelming, but absolutely delicious and I made a complete mess of it so I went in with my knife and fork to maintain a modicum of restraint.
It was all washed down with a vegan beer, and I could had had a choice of them which was a lovely surprise.
The best thing about this burger was the chefs attention to detail, it wasn’t just a run of the mill mass produced vegan burger, it was handmade, correctly seasoned, great texture and had the right accompaniments. It made me really appreciate the attention to detail and thought that had gone in to it
Dan and his team at the Horse and Plough are doing us vegans proud, their vegan options are so delicious even my omnivore other half would have happily ordered the fakey Mcbacon face burger. High praise indeed