Shake Shack knows its audience, so they deliver the deliciousness craved by them. Whether it is releasing a scrumptious Game of thrones menu or collaborating with New York City’s leading importer of rare and specialty foods, Regalis Foods, for an exclusive Truffle menu, they aren’t shy of making additions to their gluttony-inducing range. With Shake Shack’s collab series Now Serving, joining the taste bandwagon is three Michelin-starred restaurateur Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn, Petit Crenn, and Bar Crenn to create a one-of-a-kind, limited-time menu item: Dominique Crenn’s Grilled Cheese.
The sandwich is the thing of dreams made using Bay Area favorite Bohemian Creamery’s Boho Belle cheese with Bleu Belle Farm tomatoes and onion jam; all sandwiched between sourdough bread from Tartine Bakery. Mark Rosati, culinary director of Shake Shack, told SFGATE, “It started out with us brainstorming ideas, and chef Crenn came back and said, ‘You know, I’m thinking of grilled cheese, it’s just so comforting. I love a good like grilled cheese that’s nice and rich and hearty and has a lot of complex flavors going on, but it’s still a grilled cheese.”
It’s not just the yumminess of this world-class grilled cheese sandwich that will fill your heart up with unforgettable warmth but also the fact that funds from the collaboration will go toward supporting La Cocina. This San Francisco nonprofit group helps women of color start their own restaurants and food businesses. Dominique Crenn also shared his experience, saying, “I’m so excited to share my grilled cheese sandwich with the neighborhood. It will highlight two of my favorite local purveyors – Bohemian Creamery and Tartine Bakery, and showcase the beautiful tomatoes grown in Sonoma at my very own Bleu Belle Farm. I’m very grateful for the inspiration that San Francisco provides me daily and will take this opportunity to also give back to one of my favorite local nonprofits, La Cocina.”
Crenn and Shake Shack’s grilled cheese sandwich will be available at the restaurant’s San Francisco branch in Cow Hollow on Fillmore Street on Thursday, September 9, for one day only, coming with a price tag of $13.