Bar Luca first caught my attention a while back on Philsosophyy‘s Facebook page. I just had to try it, even walked 45min from the office to get it the first time. Even take-away, the Blame Canada was amazingly unique.
BLAME CANADA $15 + $3 FRIES
200g wagyu beef pattie, maple glazed streaky bacon, poutine & maple aioli
This is the second time I have had the Blame Canada burger. The first time it was take-away and it was amazing that time but today eating it on a plate and straight out of the kitchen was even better.
The first bite was love at first sight. It was an explosion of flavours: smokey meat juices and the intense maple sweetness perfectly balanced with aioli. Once you taste these flame-grilled patties, you can almost never go back to fried ones. That is, unless you can’t stand smokey flavours. The meat was cooked medium rare, that made it tender and succulent. A single patty was the right ratio for me, the 200g Wagyu patty was already 50% thicker than similar burger joints. The poutine did give the burger more body and that comforting feeling of eating mash potatoes. The bread was the perfect consistency to just enough to hold the contents of the burger without being overly noticed.
The shoe string fries were faultless, Bar Luca offers a wide variety of free sauces. I used my fries to scrape up the maple aioli that leaked on the plate. Yum!
WAGYU BEEF BURGER $14
200g wagyu pattie, streaky bacon, American cheddar, tomato, lettuce, pickles, aioli & house made ketchup
The Wagyu beef burger is a classic, that same smokey patty is served with perfectly melted American cheese and streaky bacon. If you’re not a fan of poutine and the sweetness of maple, this is a great alternative to the Blame Canada.
I won’t lie, it does get messy. Pro tip: never put it down until it’s done 🙂Botanical Gardens 50m away is great spot to enjoy it in the sun.
Bar Luca is the best burger place in the Sydney CBD. Its signature burger the Blame Canada is known nationwide. It does get loud, it is a pub after all . The food came quick and they do take bookings for larger tables. I found it great value for the quality of the burgers, add-ons to burgers are extremely great value. Weekly specials are known to hit the spot and there seems to be no end to their creativity. A+ for execution.
Best of all, it is now open on Saturday nights:
You asked, we delivered! @barlucasydney is finally opening Saturday nights! 6th of February is our first Saturday…