Burger Week Diaries : Afrite Restaurant
Updated: Apr 25, 2019
Burger week has landed here in Halifax and after careful selection and grooming through more than 140 burgers, we decided on Afrite Restaurant to satisfy our day-one craving.
You walk in and your eyes are directed immediately to the kitchen – which is an open concept kitchen. Clean and crisp, you can see the fantastic chefs creating their masterpieces! The décor is simple but funky and the atmosphere is so much fun. This isn’t our first time visiting Afrite and definitely will not be our last but our favourite part is that everyone is always smiling. The chefs are kind and the servers rush over in seconds to greet you. Marina was a doll, getting us our waters and setting a cute clear bottle on the table in case we needed refills.
The burger I had chosen was the Chef’s Burger with whipped goat cheese, tomato jam, chive mayo, house-smoked bacon and lettuce. Of course I had to have mine without the goat cheese. The amount of flavour packed into the burger was unreal. The sauces blended so well together and the chive-mayo was AMAZING. I don’t think I have ever had anything like it in my entire life. It wasn’t sweet or spicy but the flavour was just so delicious.
Friend 1 also had the chefs burger but Friend 2 had the Caesar burger and she was incredibly impressed. The Caesar burger had a Caesar rim-salted patty, clamato ketchup, spicy bean aioli, house-smoked bacon, asiago, and vodka celery relish. The burger was so notable, we even got to try it because she was so excited with the taste. Her favourite part was the celery-vodka relish.
Afrite has a way of revolutionizing simple ingredients and making them taste great. I find this is super easy for someone who is a picky eater but wants to try something different but not too different.
Andrew, the owner and former contestant on Masterchef Canada, is an absolute doll, he treats his employees well and even hires from the NSCC Culinary School. I am beyond pleased to have met this amazing chef. HUGE Shout out to Megan and Marina – such amazing servers).
1360 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 3X2