Chef John DeLucie has created a signature dish – considered one of N.Y.C.'s most "over-the-top" burgers – for N.Y.C.'s The Lion.
The hot spot has all-star patrons including Cameron Diaz, Sienna Miller, Leonardo DiCaprio, and newly single exes, Katy Perry and John Mayer. But if you don't live in The City That Never Sleeps, you can now cook up a version of the 7 oz. treat at home. Just don't expect DeLucie to give up all his secrets: The special sauce will have to be your own creation. All he'll tell PEOPLE is it's "sweet, tangy, slightly salty and utterly satisfying."
The Lion's Special Blend BurgerIngredients
Aged chuck meat
Aged short rib
Cheese: sliced provolone and smoked cheddar
Baby romaine lettuce
Potato buns (the restaurant uses Martins)
Blend of 80 percent aged chuck meat and 20 percent aged short rib
Create patties for grilling
After meat is grilled, top each burger with one slice of provolone and one slice smoked cheddar
Then top with a slice of fried pork belly, a slice of confit tomato, caramelized onions and two pieces of baby romaine lettuce
Serve on a toasted potato bun
In addition to the "special sauce," the dish is served at the restaurant with homemade pickle relish and a small jar of homemade pickles on the side.