On Saturday, November 3, the Harrolds (Alyson and Doug) hosted a Burger Bomb Party.
A Burger Bomb is essentially a smallish hamburger patty on a biscuit, with some sauce.
A nice simple concept, thus success is based on the quality of the ingredients. First off, Alyson makes a wonderful sauce for the biscuits, kind of like thousand island dressing only better.
The patties themselves were over the top. Kudos to Doug. He is most definitely a grill stud. The patties were all beef, stuffed with cheeses and herbage. The herbage consisted of habanero chills and basil. Awesome combination. The meat was grilled to perfection, just a little pink in the middle.
The Harrolds also grilled up some string beans and served up some marinated sweet peppers. To round things out, Alyson also brought out a nice green salad. Though I must confess that I was so busy stuffing my face with Burger Bombs that I neglected the salad.
I forgot to mention the appetizers. Cheese and honey with a Rombauer Zinfandel. The cheeses were a Stilton, an herbed brie, and a cheddar. The honey was of course from B-Haven Apiaries. A very nice combination.
I never show up at a dinner empty handed, so I decided to bring 2 of my cheesecakes for dessert. I also took care of the beer. They are listed in order from light to dark, just how they should be tasted.
By Drakes in San Leandro, California. 4.5% alcohol. This is an excellent wheat beer.
By Drakes. 5.2% alcohol. A nice, easy drinking ale.
By Drakes. 8% alcohol. This is Drakes seasonal rendition of a full bodied red ale.
By Uinta Brewing Company. 11.1% alcohol. This beer is a Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine Ale in Uinta’s Crooked Line. I would classify this as a dessert beer. Went very well with the cheesecake.
By Drakes. 6.3% alcohol. This is not your typical Porter. It is darker and hotter and I like it.
By Drakes. 8.75% alcohol. I was able to pick of this beer from Drakes on tap. Fresh beer is always the best.
By Uinta Brewing Company. 13.2% alcohol. This is another beer from Uinta in their Crooked Line. This beer contains licorice and the result is simply awesome.
So I would have to say that the Harrold Burger Bomb Party was a smashing success. Great food, great cheeses, great brews, and great company.