The Baseline Burger bounces into Melbourne for the Australian Open
The special-edition Baseline Burger has fluoro-yellow buns with sesame seed stitching and is filled with beetroot and pineapple, along with a beef patty, bacon, a fried egg and cheese.
Available across the Melbourne CBD at The Duke, The Crafty Squire and Imperial Bourke Street, and at The Provincial in Fitzroy, the burger is the brainchild of Australian Venue Co. senior head chef Nick Hollands.
“Melbournians love to get involved in events, particularly sport. The whole city is buzzing with Open Fever, so we wanted to carry that excitement through to the table,” said Hollands.
The Baseline Burger’s shade of fluorescent yellow is made using matcha powder and saffron to achieve the instantly recognisable tennis ball yellow.
“I called up The Pastry Lounge and asked if they could create a custom colour for me and they were really keen,” he said. “We went through several batches of buns to get the colour just right.”
The Baseline Burger is available during the Australian Open until January 28.