Zink Kitchen + Bar Announces Participation In The James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project

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Premier Denver Tech Center Restaurant joins Blended Burger Project in Search for a More Sustainable Burger

Zink Kitchen + Bar Walker Denver Ranger Burger

Zink Kitchen + Bar Walker Denver Ranger Burger

Zink Kitchen + Bar has announced today that it will be participating in The James Beard Foundation’s (JBF) Blended Burger Project™, a nationwide contest and challenge to make a “blended burger” by blending ground meat with finely chopped, cultivated mushrooms to create a delicious, healthier, and more sustainable burger.

Chef Anthony Cutajar and Chef Geoffrey Greiner have chosen to feature The Walker Denver Ranger,$16, to showcase a healthier burger, from Memorial Day, May 30th through July 31st, 2016. The Walker Denver Ranger, 100% sustainable and local, features Colorado raised Yarmony Ranch Japanese Bloodline Wagyu beef with ground cultivated mushrooms. To top the burger off, Chef Anthony added rhubarb BBQ sauce, cave aged cheddar cheese, Niman Ranch bacon, Sunnyvale Farm heirloom tomatoes, property grown lettuce, John Hinmans Bakery seeded brioche bun.

Blending meat with mushrooms reduces calories, fat, and sodium while adding important nutrients like vitamin D, potassium, and B vitamins. A blended burger also brings more sustainable, plant-based items to menus allowing Americans to enjoy the taste and flavor of the burgers they love, knowing it’s healthier and more sustainable preparation.

Diners can vote and support the Blended Burger Project™, Chef Anthony, and Zink Kitchen + Bar by:

  • Visit jamesbeard.org/blendedburgerproject to view the gallery of “blended burger” photos, and cast your vote for The Walker Denver Ranger burger
  • You can also visit Zink Kitchen + Bar beginning Memorial Day, May 30th – July 31st, 2016 (view the entire list at jamesbeard.org/blendedburgerproject) and ask for the “blended burger”
  • Post your Walker Denver Ranger burger photos to social media with the hashtag #blendedburgerproject and #walkerdenverranger to spread the word!

When the promotion concludes at 11:59pm EST on July 31st, 2016, the five (5) chefs with the most votes by consumers will win a trip to NYC in October 2016 to cook their “blended burger” dish at the James Beard House.

Visit jamesbeard.org/blendedburgerproject for a list of participating restaurants and follow #blendedburgerproject on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Zink Kitchen + Bar
Zink Kitchen + Bar, located inside the recently renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Denver Tech Center, brings the perfect balance of cuisine and comfort to the Denver Tech Center. Zink offers a seasonal menu, featuring fresh Colorado sourced ingredients. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit http://www.zinkdtc.com.

About the James Beard Foundation (JBF)
Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation celebrates, nurtures, and honors America's diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, the late James Beard was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts, instilling in them the value of wholesome, healthful, and delicious food. Today JBF continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, and scholarships for culinary students, publications, chef advocacy training, and thought-leader convening. The Foundation also maintains the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. For more information, please visit jamesbeard.org. Get food news, recipes, and more at the James Beard Foundation’s blog. Follow the James Beard Foundation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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