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Keith Froggett, Chef at Scaramouche Restaurant, prepares some Chanterelle mushrooms.

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What's the formula for a perfect burger? With such fierce competition, restaurants are upping the ante, gilding patties with signature additions. Here are some notable equations.

Kobe beef + foie gras pâté + chanterelle mushrooms + lightly fried onion strings + truffle mayo + organic watercress + garlic mustard + side of red wine demi-glace = $20 The Ultimate Kobe Classic at Romer's Burger Bar in Vancouver

Veal + mushroom confiture + Quebec brie cheese + spicy mayo = $19 burger at Le Local in Montreal

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All-beef patty + peanut butter + jack cheese + bacon strips = $12.29 SK8R Boy burger at The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro in Ottawa

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Wency Leung is a general assignment reporter for the Life section. Before joining The Globe in early 2010, she has worked as a reporter in Vancouver, Prague, and Phnom Penh. More

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