This month, historic West Hollywood stand Irv’s Burgers is collaborating with Searchlight Pictures to offer a special based on the thriller’s climactic dish.
One of the crucial plot points from “The Menu” revolves around a cheeseburger? The satire which is now streaming on HBO Max is largely about a pretentious tasting menu restaurant situated on a lonely island and overseen by a unpredictable chef played by Ralph Fiennes.
But the character played by Anya Taylor-Joy, the odd-woman-out among the group of rich foodies and snooty critics, refuses to touch one morsel of the exquisitely plated oysters or the handmade tortillas inscribed with shocking messages. After quite a few shocking things happen over the course of the dinner, she finally gets her wish of being served “just a well-made cheeseburger.”
Through the end of January, Irv’s will be serving “Just a Well-Made Cheeseburger for You” — Irv’s sesame bun, two 3 oz. beef patties, American cheese, pickles, onions and special sauce, with a side of crinkle cut fries. “The Menu” burger and fries is $9.95 and is available at Irv’s, 7998 Santa Monica Blvd., and on Postmates and UberEats.
The patties are crafted from a blend of fresh chuck and brisket, ground fresh and seasoned. Never frozen, they’re always “pressed to order,” according to the stand that opened in 1946.