Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Montreal Burger Report 93: Le Jolifou (Part Five)


Episode 93: Le Jolifou (Part Five) [21:38]
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Good day and welcome to episode 93 of the Montreal Burger Report. Where our heroes had just finished a disappointing meal at Le Jolifou. Listen today to hear how David Ferguson the owner and chef of Le Jolifou explains what went wrong, and how our heroes meal turned into a horror show.

He then starts to show how he creates his burger. Explaining where he got the initial idea. He then shows off his brisket, explaining how he cooks it (salt, pepper, smoking).

The Brisket

Zeke interjects while taking pictures to explain that he really can't take good pictures of food. David Ferguson explains the theory behind the bun. How and why he cooks the tomatillos. They then discuss the Birri brothers' vegetables. He then starts to build the burger. Mayonnaise, Salsa Verde, Brisket, Poblano, and Avocado, a discussion of burger architecture ensues.

Building the burger

Zeke begins to eat the burger while analyzing the relationships between the flavors.

The All Dressed Burger at Le Jolifou

He then goes on to explain how his preference is for a minimalist burger. They then discuss the textures in the burger, along with cooking methods. Zeke has an epiphany while eating and compares the hamburger at Le Jolifou to a Rothko painting.

'Magenta, Black, Green on Orange', oil on canvas painting by Mark Rothko, 1947, Museum of Modern Art

Thank you very much for listening to episode 93 of the Montreal Burger Report where David Ferguson the chef and owner of Le Jolifou saved the evening, as Zeke discovered he can eat sloppy burgers without fear. Where will Zeke and E Coli eat next? Who will they interview? And how many new burger joints are there in town? Find the answer to these and other questions next week in episode 94 of the Montreal Burger Report. Same Burger time, same burger channel.

Le Jolifou is located at 1840 Beaubien East they are open Tuesday to Sunday nights until 10 o'clock at night (later on Fridays and Saturdays). Their phone number is (514) 722-2175. And the website is

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In a nutshell; The Montreal Burger Report is Magilla Gorilla meets the film Diner at Toqué. It is a radio show and podcast where Zeke and E Coli go out have a couple of burgers, some beer and talk about them and to the people who make them. There is a new episode available every Wednesday morning at and on CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal. If you would like to write to us, our email address is

The Montreal Burger Report is your source for the most in depth and comprehensive coverage about hamburgers, cheeseburgers, both with and without bacon in Montreal.

This episode of the Montreal Burger Report was written and produced by Chris 'Zeke' Hand. We would graciously like to thank CKUT for their support, Johnny Hicks for the music, and YOU for listening.