Following the announcement that Gene Wilder died in August of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, people have been paying their respects to him in a variety of ways. But when it comes to unique tributes to the beloved actor, a restaurant in Australia may have just taken the cake.
With the introduction of the “Beauregard Burger,” Sydney’s Bar Luca has kicked off a celebration of Wilder’s life dubbed “Wonka Week.” Featuring a custom rainbow milk bun filled with a beef patty, popping cheese (cheddar cheese topped with popping candy, reports Buzzfeed), tomato soup jelly, blueberry onion jam, fried potatoes and Wonka sauce, the burger is an homage to Wilder’s turn as an eccentric candymaker in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, and of course Beauregarde’s iconic scene.
The colorful creation costs $16 and “tastes a little sweet and a little savoury,” according to head chef Sarah Robbins.
The restaurant is even giving away golden tickets (one each day per venue) that are good for a free burger and drink for two to customers who order the special.