You've probably heard of black and blue burgers. Go to a fancy burger joint and you might be able to find one of these beef patties topped with blue cheese and blackened onions. But have you ever seen a burger that is actually blue?
Take a look:
These buns are about as blue as they come, and I have to admit, they are stunning.
What's the occasion, you ask? Colette, the famed trendy Parisian fashion boutique, is permanently closing up shop just before Christmas (sad!). So the store collaborated with Blend, a gourmet burger spot, to offer the brightly colored burger buns as an homage to the shop's signature blue palette, reports High Snobiety.
"As all good things must come to an end, after 20 wonderful years, Colette should be closing its doors on December 20 of this year," the clothing shop said in a statement, according to Business of Fashion. "[Founder] Colette Roussaux has reached the time when she would like to take her time; and Colette cannot exist without Colette."
Blend, which has several locations in Paris, is offering two different kinds of blue Farewell Burgers: one with caramelized onions in balsamic vinegar compote, blue cheese, garlic mayo, baby spinach and melted Swiss cheese, the restaurant noted on its Instagram page. The other burger features 18-month aged cheddar from the U.K. Personally, I wouldn't mind eating either.
Meanwhile, if you're hoping to visit Colette one last time, you'll want to do so as soon as possible -- and hopefully snag a burger while you're at it. The iconic boutique was known not only for its blue handbags but also for featuring a mix of pieces from high-end top designers like Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent as well as up and coming designers, "street luxe" fashion and Japanese apparel, notes Business of Fashion.
"This long journey together based on mutual trust and respect won't change," said Chitose Abe, the founder and creative director of Sacai, a label that Colette supported when it was just starting out. "Continuing to be creative and always thinking out of the box without deceiving its existence, [Colette] was in the heart of the historical tradition and art and fashion. It eventually changed Paris itself."