Glasgow's El Perro Negro and The Gannet team up to create limited edition charity burger

Published 12th Apr 2021
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

Chefs at two award-winning Glasgow restaurants have teamed up to create a burger to help people in the hospitality industry in need of support.

The limited-edition El Perro Negro X The Gannet South Indian Fish Sandwich will feature an unusual ingredient - seaweed.

The burger will feature Goan-style battered hake, curry leaf and fresh turmeric pickled slaw, west coast crab and coriander mayonnaise infused with a zesty seaweed flake dust will be served in a demi-brioche burger bun.

All profits from the burger will be donated to Hospitality Health, a Scottish charity that was formed in 2018 to support the mental wellbeing of hospitality staff.

The past year has seen the charity help to pick up the pieces, as huge numbers of people in the industry continue to face unprecedented uncertainty and loss of purpose.

The limited edition burger will be available by collection only at El Perro Negro from 12pm to 3pm on Sunday 18 April.

Nick Watkins, one of the owners of award-winning burger business El Perro Negro, said: “We have been in business a while now and saw this as an opportunity to collaborate more closely, while also donating to a great cause.

“Scotland is internationally renowned for its seafood and with The Gannet’s fine dining techniques we’ve made something really fun and exciting to try.

“As we begin to see a light at the end of the tunnel, and we prepare to reopen our doors to customers, we want to make sure we are doing our bit to help people who need support.

“I hope curiosity will mean foodies line up to see what we have created.”

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Gordon McIntyre, founder of Hospitality Health said: “What an amazing initiative by the Team at the Gannet and El Perro Negro. The South Indian Fish Sandwich is a great idea and sure to be a winner.

“Glasgow loves El Perro burgers and they will be queuing up for this one I am sure. We are delighted to have been selected as the charity partner.

“The cash donated will be used to fund places on Mental Health First Aid courses for staff in the industry, as well as allowing us to add to resources on the website."

The Gannet founders and owners, Peter McKenna and Ivan Stein came on board as co-owners of El Perro Negro alongside founder Nick Watkins in 2016.

The limited edition collaboration will be available for collection only at El Perro Negro at 152 Woodlands Road from 12-3pm on Sunday 18th April 2021 subject to availability.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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