Burgers and Chocolate by Chef Marc Chalopin

I found myself sitting down at one of the kitchen-slash-classrooms of Enderun Colleges in McKinley Hill. We were in a cooking demo headed by Chef Marc Chalopin, the executive chef of Alain Ducasse Formation (ADF) + Enderun. He started off by introducing himself, and the two dishes that he was going to make. I didn't pay attention at first (forgive me, Chef Marc!) but by the time the shrimp burgers were being fried, I intensely paid attention to the show kitchen until everything was done!

Rewinding a few steps back, Chef Marc Chalopin demonstrated how to make Shrimp Tartar Burgers and Chocolate Leigois. He started of with making chocolate ice cream for the Chocolate Leigois. Forgive me if I couldn't give proper recipes for the two dishes, I lost my copy! I think Roch has them. :)

Anyways, I didn't know that making good ice cream requires a lot of time and work! Just look at the overly creamy chocolate ice cream! I took a sample dip and it was like cumulus clouds were partying all over my mouth. It was that soft!


While Chef Marc churned more ice cream, his assistant made Nougatine.


Nougatine is sugar, glucose, and slivered almonds cooked together and hardened. This is used to add texture and crunch to the leigois.


Since the ice cream needed more time to freeze, Chef Marc started on the shrimp burgers. He made and fried the patties, toasted the cutie patootie buns, prepared the sun-dried tomatoes, and cut the lettuce.


As Chef Marc's assistant placed the final touches on the shrimp tartar burgers, I couldn't help but come close to the food tray and snatch one!


Each bite was so....... so...... @#$@#%@#$%@#. I can't even describe it! There are no words for this burger. If ever you see Chef Marc Chalopin somewhere, kidnap him, bring him to your kitchen, and ask him to make shrimp burgers for you!


While we were munching on burgers, Chef Marc and his assistant brought out glasses filled with Chocolate Leigois - chocolate ice cream with nougatine and Chantilly cream, covered in chocolate sauce. Mmmmmmmm.

This, by far, is the best chocolate ice cream dessert I've tasted. Right now, I'm wishing and hoping and praying that I get hold of another Chocolate Leigois in the next 24 hours! I want that soft and creamy chocolate ice cream!!!


Now I'm not sure if you can get this at Enderun's Restaurant 101, but you can check their website and ask them. If they do, go right away because it's worth the gas!


  1. I love it too! Hi Niggs.

  2. Hi! I've been following your blog for quite sometime now. I love the new layout! Oh and this post made me really hungry. Burgers & chocolates are the top 2 favorite foods of mine, I just had to comment! Anyway, always looking forward to your posts. :) P.S. Congrats on your blog's anniversary! :D

  3. Hi Jackie! Wow thank you so much!! :) Yeah the burgers and chocolate ice cream that they served were soooooooooo good!!! :) I'll really try to post more frequently :) Hope to meet you soon :)