Canadian Beef is a high-quality, grain-fed beef brand from Canada.

Manila loves its steak and is starting to demand higher quality beef—from Japanese Wagyu to Argentinian Bolzico beef and now Northern American beef from Alberta, Canada.

Here’s everything you need to know about Canada Beef in Manila:

CANADA BEEF
Canada Beef is the cattle producer-funded and -run organization responsible for domestic and international beef and veal market development. The Canadian Beef Center of Excellence (GBCE), located in Calgary, Alberta, is the jewel in of the Canadian beef brand and one of Canada Beef’s richest resources.
Website: www.canadabeef.ca
Facebook: @loveCDNbeef
Hashtag: #loveCDNbeef

Related Blog Post: Love Canadian Beef?

First Things First

John Holmes, Canadian Ambassador

The Canadian Ambassador himself opened the Canada Beef Chef’s Table in partnership with LTB Chefs Associations Philippines.

The chef’s table entitled “Beefing it up with Canadian Gastronomy: A Chef’s Table Event” was held last August 8, 2019 at the Boracay Function Room, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.

Chef Mathieu Pare, Executive Director, Canada Beef Center of Excellence

Chef Mathieu, the young Canadian Chef Champion promoting Canada Beef around the world, created the signature 5-course menu.

The Canadian grading system has marbling standards that ensure the highest grades are free from quality deficiencies such as dark cutters, yellow fat cover or poor muscle texture.

The Canadian Prime grading is a stricter standard than USDA Prime.

Here are the Canadian Beef Suppliers in Manila:

Hightower
Mr. Rey Co, Managing Director
Ms. Princess Garcia, Sales Officer
Telephone: +63 917 701-7864
Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]ower.ph

Alternative Food Corporation
Mr. Kriz Calantog, Sales & Marketing Manager
Telephone: +63 917 824-8447
Email: [email protected]

Mayon Consolidated
Mr. Jess Cham, Managing Director
Telephone: +632 372-3237 to 39
Email: [email protected], cc Yoly Te [email protected]

 


5-Course Canadian Beef Chef’s Table

Course #1: Assortment of Canadian Beef Appetizer Concepts

Fire Cracker Crispy Dimsum

Fire Cracker Crispy Dimsum

The appetizers were Asian-inspired using Canadian ingredients and the country’s finest livestock.

Grand Maman's Tourtiere Slider

Grand Maman’s Tourtiere Slider

Bite-sized burgers provided a taste of cows fed with corn, barley and wheat grains.

Rocky Mountain Sushi

Rocky Mountain Sushi

This Japanese-inspired presentation showcased the taste of the terroir of a clean, natural environment where the cattle were raised.

Pilliteri Gewurztraminer Reisling VQA 2017

Pilliteri Gewurztraminer Reisling VQA 2017 (Vivino 3.9 rating). Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

Paired with a sweet white wine from a family-owned and -operated producer of premium VQA wines located in Niagara, Canada.

Chef Sharwin and Chef Carlo Miguel

Awesome to meet and eat alongside celebrity Chefs Sharwin and Carlo.

Table Potatoes from Atlantic Canadian seed potatoes are now grown in the Philippines and available at Robinsons Supermarkets.

Seeds and Fruits Multipurpose Cooperative
Contact: Mr. Ardan Copas
Telephone: +63 906 382-4978
Email: [email protected]

 


Course #2: Tataki

Japanese Cowboy Tataki

Japanese Cowboy Tataki. Canadian prairie “togarashi,” calamansi

You could taste the Canada Beef difference when you eat it raw.

Chef Jackie Ang Po

With one of the most admired female chefs in Manila.

 


Course #3: Mac & Cheese

Canadian surf 'n' turf mac & cheese

The International Dream – From Sea to Sky to Sea. Canadian surf ‘n’ turf mac & cheese

Loved the concept of seafood and beef in my cheesy mac & cheese.

 


Course #4: Canadian Steak

It’s always awesome to seat together and dine with foodie friends.

Beef on the Barbecue

Beef on the Barbecue. Canadian classic rib roast, centennial celebration rub, summer vegetables

Canada Beef cooked to perfection with an old centennial celebration rub recipe from Canada!

Pillitteri Merlot

Pillitteri VQA Exclamation Reserve Merlot 2015. (Vivino Rating 3.7). Niagara on the Lake, Canada

Loved the exquisite bottle, and it paired perfectly well with the steak.

Here’s the Canadian Wine Supplier in Manila:

Global Noble International Corporation
2nd Floor, ILO Building, 195 G. Araneta Avenue, Quezon City
Telephone
: +632 714 0299 / 716-3328
Email: [email protected]
(distributor of Pillitteri Estates Winery)

 


Course #5: Desserts

Chef Emman Galvez and Chef Natalia Moran

With one of the best couple chefs in Manila.

Pouding Chomeur - Upside-Down Cake

Pouding Chomeur – Upside-Down Cake

Ending with the sweetest desserts from Canada…

Pillitteri VQA Reserve Vidal Icewine 2013.

…and award-winning ice wines, also from Canada.

Brownie, Blondie and Nanaimo Bar.

Brownie, Blondie and Nanaimo Bar.

Canadians love their pastry and desserts too sweet, for our taste that is.


Final Thoughts

Congratulations to the Canadian Ambassador and his team for an awesome Chef’s Table event together with the LTB Chefs & guests!

Hopefully, we can visit Alberta, Canada one of these days and do a full blog and video feature of the Canada Beef difference. Adding this to our list of must-visit origins of the best beef in the world.

 

CANADA BEEF
Canada Beef is the cattle producer-funded and -run organization responsible for domestic and international beef and veal market development. The Canadian Beef Center of Excellence (GBCE), located in Calgary, Alberta, is the jewel in of the Canadian beef brand and one of Canada Beef’s richest resources.
Website: www.canadabeef.ca
Facebook: @loveCDNbeef
Hashtag: #loveCDNbeef

Related Blog Post: Love Canadian Beef?

For questions on Canadian food and beverages, you may contact:

Ms. Angel Cachuela
Trade Commissioner
Embassy of Canada
[email protected]
Cc. Ms. Fe Asuncion
[email protected]

 

Live an Awesome Life,
Anton
Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com 

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by the Embassy of Canada.  I wrote this article with my biases, opinions and insights.

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