- Bilet believes he has successfully deconstructed and then reconstructed the ultimate burger.
Restaurant culture is littered with hyperbole — best cup of coffee in the world, hottest wings in the country, meanest hot-dog counterwomen in Chicago. Thus, it's no surprise that Chef Maxime Bilet, co-author of Modernist Cuisine
, believes he has designed "the ultimate burger.
" They took it "layer by layer," using a few molecular gastronomy techniques, including seaweed extract to mimic the feel of American cheese and cryofrying a hamburger patty. As with all theories, this one is open to being disproved. What is (and who serves) the ultimate burger?