It’s summertime which means it’s prime Aperol Spritz season, but why just stop at drinking the cocktail when you can add the iconic aperitif to your favourite food? Combining our love for the Italian cocktail and crispy chicken burgers, Fat Hippo at Great Northern Warehouse, has collaborated with Aperol to create a limited edition chicken burger.
This is not the first time Fat Hippo has brought us some weird and wonderful burgers, as the restaurant introduced Manchester to their famous peanut butter and bacon jam burger. This new burger dedicated to the Italian aperitif however, features an Aperol hot honey butter and has been created to pair perfectly with everyone’s favourite summer serve.
First invented in the 1950s, Aperol Spritz’s iconic bittersweet taste was created as the perfect pre-dinner drink to prepare the palette. In more recent years, the Italian aperitif has seen a resurgence in popularity as the quintessential summer cocktail. Embracing the popularity of the cult cocktail, Fat Hippo decided to make it the star of their limited-edition burger this August.
Known as the Aperol Chickz burger, this latest creation from Fat Hippo consists of buttermilk chicken, parmesan crunch, gem lettuce, cheesy garlic bacon crumb, creamy Caesar dressing and an Aperol hot honey butter on a seeded brioche bun served with seasoned fries. With an Italian summer theme in mind, diners can also upgrade their fries for Caesar ones, which are loaded with Caesar dressing and a cheesy garlic bacon crumb. And why not go all out and start your meal with an Aperol Spritz?
Managing Director and founder of Fat Hippo, Mike Phillips, spoke of the collaboration: “We’re big fans of an Aperol Spritz so when it came to thinking of a new special to celebrate the summer, this was a no-brainer. Inspired by classic Italian dishes our chefs have been busy experimenting with the bittersweet flavours of Aperol and the end result promises to take this iconic summer drink to the next level.”
The burger, fries and Aperol Spritz are available at Fat Hippo at Great Northern Warehouse, on Deliveroo and through Click + Collect, from today (August 3rd) until August 29th. Check out the special menu here.
Fat Hippo can be found within the Lane 7 complex in the Great Northern Warehouse, 235 Deansgate, M3 4EN.