Craft A Gourmet Burger For Dad This Father’s Day

Chef Patron Diego Jacquet of boChinche shares his recipe for Beef & Bone Marrow Burgers

Photos: boChinche

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his belly.

And even though dads are usually deemed as non-fussy eaters, why not skip the ready-made, frozen patties and try your hand at making a gourmet burger for him this Father’s Day?

Chef Diego Jacquet of boChinche shows you the way to do it with his tantalising Beef & Bone Marrow Burgers that ooze with provolone cheese.

Photo: boChinche

While he is not stroking gastronomic desires at Singapore’s foremost Argentine restaurant, this father can be found spending his Sundays with his kids, six-year old Tomas and 2-year old Catalina.

Aside from riding scooters and park outings, Chef Jacquet bonds with his children through summertime grill sessions.

Photo: boChinche 


Serves four

500g quality minced beef
100g bone marrow
2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
½ bunch parsley flat, finely chopped
1 round lettuce
3 ripe tomatoes
1 red onion
100g pickled cucumbers
150ml olive oil
4 slices of provolone cheese
4 quality burger buns (preferably brioche)
Aioli (Mediterranean sauce made of garlic and olive oil)
Pinch of sea salt and black pepper


1. Mix parsley in a bowl with the mustard, minced beef & bone marrow.

2. Season properly with a good pinch of sea salt and black pepper.

3. With clean hands, scrunch and mix everything up well. Divide into four and pat and mould each piece into a roundish shape, roughly 2cm thick.

4. Place the burgers onto a plate, drizzle with oil, then cover and place in the fridge until needed – this will help to firm them up.

5. To cook the burgers, preheat a large griddle or your BBQ until get a high heat, then turn the heat down to medium.

6. Cook the burgers for 3 or 4 minutes on each side, depending on how you like them but remember to salt the cooked side only and add cheese at the last minute. Meanwhile, wash and dry a few small lettuce leaves, slice the tomatoes, peel and finely slice the red onion.

7. Once cooked, set your burger to rest for a few minutes & grill your burger buns until they are slightly crispy for 2-3 min 8. Build your burgers with a good amount on aioli on both buns, add pickled cucumbers and all the other topping with your juicy burger.