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Gordon Ramsay BurGR Goes Hog Wild with the Introduction of the Hog Burger, Featuring Exclusive Mangalitsa Pork

February 26, 2014 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Continuing to elevate the traditional burger experience, Gordon Ramsay BurGR leads the way by introducing its newest and most unique culinary creation: The Hog Burger featuring exceptional Mangalitsa pork. Unavailable anywhere else in Las Vegas, Mangalitsa pork is renowned for its rich and succulent texture, superior quality and incredible concentrated flavour.

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rind Mangalista patty, perfectly grilled over oak, apple and alder woods, basted with maple butter and served with melted English sharp cheddar and arugula on a signature Brioche bun made fresh daily and topped with black and white sesame seeds.

“We take great pride in our sourcing of only the highest quality ingredients to use in all of our dishes. Discovering Mangalitsa pork is the perfect example”, said Caesars Entertainment Regional Vice President of Food and Beverage, Jeffrey Frederick. “These rare pigs are a breed with an interesting lineage. They are raised with such great care and that effort is directly reflected in its amazing flavour, quality and consistency. Without question, there is a direct relationship between the way an animal is raised, finished, butchered and cooked and the way it tastes”.

Mangalitsa pork is sourced from Mosefund Farms where the distinctive curly-coated pigs are raised in open pastures and given the time and care to mature. In fact, they require nearly three times as much as of everything from time to mature to amount of feed, as commercial commodity pigs do. They graze on grass and clover and are finished on barley to ensure the highest quality of flavourful and healthful meat.

“We’ve all heard the saying that pork is the other white meat”, said investment banker-turned-Mosefund Farm owner G.C Anderson. “We happen to believe that Mangalitsas are the better tasting red meat”.

The Mangalitsa breed was originally developed during the Austro-Hungarian Empire for its exquisite flavour and was originally reserved exclusively for the taste buds of royalty. The Mangalitsa, with its long, often curly hair, is descended, like its cousin the black footed Iberian pig, from the European wild boar and is not well known because it was behind the iron curtain for nearly 60 years. In the 90’s, it was on the brink of extinction with only 200 animals left.  Mangalitsa pigs were virtually unknown and non-existent in America and remain a rare find domestically. That is until New Jersey native, G.C. Andersen spent many years traveling Europe enjoying the taste experience of the Mangalista. He returned to New Jersey with the fadeless memory of the amazing taste of Mangalitsa but found he could not replicate it in the U.S.

Motivated to learn all he could about the Mangalitsa, Anderson discovered that the pork he enjoyed in Europe came from heritage breed pigs that are meticulously reared and produced through old world traditions of raising and butchering livestock – a process not found in America.

With passion and determination, Andersen set out to revitalise those old-world traditions at his Mosefund Farm in Sussex County, New Jersey.

Due to his dedication and passion for maintaining the integrity of the breed, today Mosefund Farms is the exclusive producer, east of the Mississippi, of the rare breed and has more than 90% of the Mangalitsa livestock in the United States. Unwavering in his commitment, Anderson continues to rear the breed to perfection. He recognises the important role butchering plays too and takes his pigs up to 1,000 miles away for butchering that meets the stringent standards he upholds.

Gordon Ramsay BurGR is the famed chef’s first burger concept takes the traditional burger, fries and milkshake combination to an entirely new level with Ramsay’s signature pudding shakes.  Located in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, steps from the Las Vegas Strip, BurGR is open for lunch and dinner starting at 11 a.m. daily.

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the newest member of the Caesars Entertainment® family and is a full partner in Total Rewards®. The hottest property on the Las Vegas Strip with 2,500 beautifully designed guest rooms and suites showcasing the best views in town, Planet Hollywood encompasses more than 9,290 square metres of gaming, several lounges, ten restaurants including Gordon Ramsay BurGR, KOI, Strip House, the award-winning Spice Market Buffet and LA’s Pink’s Hot Dogs, and the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara. The mega resort is also home to one of pop music’s biggest superstars Britney Spears’ brand new show, “Britney: Piece of Me”. The property is encircled by Miracle Mile Shops with more 170 specialty stores and restaurants.  

Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts is represented in Australia by Discover the World.

For more information, please contact Discover the World on (02) 9959 3696, or visit

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