Would you like a blessing with that burger?
By Renae Smith
Good Friday is lots of different things to lots of different people. For some, it’s a day dripping in religious tradition; to others it simply means the local café isn’t open for their regular cup’o’java.
I’ve never been one for Easter – I normally just spend the day at home, the beach, or some other public place, until I get bored with the crowds and head home to eat my body weight in chocolate bunnies.
Not this year Sydney…
As a food writer I get literally hundreds of emails a day – can you try this, will you promote that – it’s a bit hard to keep up sometimes. And then every now and then you get an email like the one I received last week and you pause, and smile because you know the people behind it have gone that extra mile to make something unique and awesome. I rate effort and creativity – and this offering from Crown Street Fish shop certainly has both!
On Good Friday, Surry Hills’ favourite seafood haunt will be serving “Blessed Barra Burgers”. I can see you now, rolling your eyes, thinking that’s just a regular fish burger – but wait, you’re wrong.
Reverend William Misted (“Father Bill”) from the St Peter’s Parish of Surry Hills will be bringing a group of parishioners to Crown Street Fish Shop to officially bless every one of the buns being used to make the burgers.
Correct – you’ll be getting a fish burger that’s marked with a cross and has actually been blessed…. by a real priest. If you’re interested in the details (because for some reason that’s not enough) – the fish burger is a fillet of premium Western Australian Cone Bay barramundi on a homemade ‘hot-cross bun’ (brioche style), fresh salad and their famous lemon aioli.
Now – I don’t even believe in God – but I’d be curious to see if the blessing and the touch of God makes these burgers anymore delicious. If you’re keen to sample a little taste of God, head down to Crown Street Fish Shop with your $14 (plus public holiday surcharge) and get your holy on!