Carnival Cruise Line has unwrapped details of its new Boomerang Burger which is set to add a true Australian flavour to Carnival Spirit’s new burger bar – and keep guests coming back for more.
The burger has been created by U.S. chef, restaurateur and Food Network personality Guy Fieri with plenty of input from Carnival’s enthusiastic Australian fans after the cruise line put out a Facebook call-out for burger name ideas.
Tipped to be a favourite at Guy’s Burger Joint, which debuts on Carnival Spirit in September, the Boomerang Burger will feature beetroot – the standout ingredient nominated as a must-have by local cruisers – alongside other Aussie favourites like tasty cheese, bacon, tomato and grilled onion.
To meet the beetroot challenge, Guy developed a special beetroot relish which will feature on the Boomerang Burger in addition to his trademark Donkey Sauce, a delicious blend of tomato relish and aioli.
The result? A burger that rocks, according to the Californian chef.
Finding a name for the burger was just as much fun as coming up with the recipe, with Facebook offerings including the ‘True Blue Dinki Di’, the ‘You Beaut, Beetroot’, the ‘Bonza Burger’ and the ‘Kookaburger’.
But with Guy and the Carnival team confident the new recipe will be a winner, it was the catchy Boomerang Burger name which won out.
Carnival Cruise Line Vice President Australia Jennifer Vandekreeke said the burger was another great example of the cruise line ensuring its Aussie guests felt right at home.
“Guy’s Burger Joint is a great American experience, but with the addition of the Boomerang Burger we’re making sure it also suits Aussie tastes,” Ms Vandekreeke said.
“With all burgers included in the fare, we think Guy’s Burger Joint is going to be very popular – and we’re expecting the Boomerang Burger to fly out the door.
“Cruisers just need to remember that it’s a special item so you have to call for it by name – and once you do, it’ll keep you coming back for more.”
Guy’s Burger Joint is one of seven new bars and restaurants being added to Carnival Spirit during her USD$44 million dry dock in Singapore in late August.
Holidaymakers can experience the Boomerang Burger and more on an 11-night cruise to New Caledonia and Vanuatu on Carnival Spirit departing Sydney on September 14, 2015, with fares from $1499* per person twin share.
For more information call 13 31 94, see a travel agent or visit www.carnival.com.au