At J&G Grill at Park City's new St. Regis Deer Crest Resort, superchef Jean-Georges Vongerichten gives his phenomenal burgers fun Asian touches, like a Russian dressing flavored with miso and the zippy hot sauce Sriracha, and crunchy pickles made with a rice-vinegar brine. All-Time Favorite Burgers More Recipes by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
In a saucepan, bring the vinegar, sugar, salt and chile to a boil. Remove from the heat and let cool. Add the lime juice and pour the brine over the cucumber slices. Press the cucumber slices down into the liquid with a small plate and place a can on the plate; let stand at room temperature for 4 hours.
In a bowl, combine the ketchup with the mayonnaise, cornichons, shallots, vinegar, miso and Sriracha and season with salt.
Light a grill. Season the patties with salt and black pepper and grill over high heat, turning once, until the burgers are charred outside and medium-rare within, about 6 minutes.
Spread the Russian dressing on the rolls and cover with the lettuce and tomatoes. Top with the burgers and pickles; serve.
The drained pickles can be refrigerated for up to 5 days. The dressing can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.
Deer Crest wine director Paul Fried likes to pair this burger with a rich, cherry-inflected Syrah from Chile or the robust, malt-rich Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA from Salt Lake City.