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Food

Umami Unveils Decadent, Everything-But-The-Kitchen-Sink Burger By Michael Voltaggio

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The Monte Cristo Burger at Umami Burger (Photo via Umami Burger's Instagram)
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This is a recipe for a heart attack, but we're gluttons and we can't help ourselves but want it! Umami Burger unveiled their decadent $15 Monte Cristo Burger at all of their locations yesterday.

The donut burger of our dreams was created by Season 6 Top Chef winner and Ink restauranteur Michael Voltaggio.

The Voltaggio Monte Cristo (as it's called by its formal name) takes the Umami Burger buns that are soaked in a vanilla custard and then deep fries them. The buns are sandwiched around the restaurant's signature beef patty, a slice of Busseto prosciutto, Gruyere cheese fondue, and then topped off with powdered sugar. Oh yeah, and it's served with a side of pure maple syrup!

Did you get heartburn just reading that?

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"I wanted to make a burger that would hit the spot no matter if you're craving something sweet or savory," Voltaggio said in a press release.

The burger is going to be served for a limited time while supplies last, according to the Los Angeles Times. However, Neon Tommy reported that the manager at the Umami Burger in the Arts District location said it will be served for the next six weeks. (We can't guarantee that for all the other locations though.)

And hey, you can do some good while you are eating this heart-stopper. A dollar from every burger will go to the Los Angeles Mission to support the homeless.