July 30, 2015

Australian Grassfed Beef in Manila Restaurants- Win Tickets for 2 to Australia via Qantas Airways!

Y'all get ready for the first-ever Australian grass-fed beef promotion, as The Australian Embassy Manila and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), partner up with 35 of the top restaurants here in Manila. A gastronomic experience awaits diners as each participating restaurant features a tailored menu showcasing the Australian Grass-fed Beef.

So what is Australian Grass-fed Beef?

In Australia, majority of the cattle are raised on natural pastures. This meat is described as "grass-fed", "pasture-fed" or "free-range." Grass-fed beef is raised exclusively on pasture, hence it is considered healthier than grain-fed beef. It is naturally low in fat and cholesterol, but offers a higher level of Omega 3 fatty acids that helps reduce the risks of certain types of cancer. 

Last week, The Australian Embassy Manila and MLA curated a week-long culinary trail attended by some selected media and bloggers. We visited few of the participating restaurants to personally taste and experience their special creations featuring the premium Australian grass-fed beef. 

Top of the Citi by Chef Jessie

Featured dishes: 
Australian Grassfed Beef Striploin in Morel Sauce
Roast Australian Grassfed Beef Sandwich with Homemade Country Fries

Aside from the featured dishes above, we also tried other creations using Australian grassfed beef. 

A Steakhouse at Acacia Hotel

Featured dishes:
Australian Grassfed Tenderloin served with Honey Marjoram Roasted Pumpkin Sauteed Brussel Sprouts and Roasted Fig Dolcetto with Sherry Vinegar Steak Sauce
Australian Grassfed Ribeye with Grilled Asparagus, Roasted Potatoes and Chianti Sauce

A Steakhouse by Acacia Hotel prepared a specialized menu featuring the Australian Grassfed Beef. For as low as P950, diners can enjoy  a 3-course meal of soup/salad, main entree of Australian Grassfed tenderloin or ribeye, and dessert.

Lucia Ristorante at Hotel Celeste

Featured dishes:
Paglia E Fieno
Bistecca Con Salsa Tartufata

Mooing our way to the next stop, we still managed to try Lucia Ristorante's bi-colored paglia pasta with Australian grassfed beef ragout and herbed butter aromas, and seared ribeye steak with cream truffle sauce.

A generous scoop of Limoncello Gelato aptly served as a palate cleanser.

Sala Bistro

Featured Dishes:
Australian Grassfed Mulwara Beef Tenderloin Tartare
Rigatoni with Australian Grassfed Beef Shortrib Ragout

Lastly, Sala Bistro in Greenbelt 3 capped off the culinary trail with a mouthwatering Australian grassfed beef tartare and rigatoni with Australian grassfed beef ragout prepared by Executive Chef Kerwin Go.

Get a chance to win dining privileges worth P5000 or roundtrip tickets for 2 to Australia via Qantas Airways when you order an Australian Grassfed Beef dish at any of the participating restaurants. The promotion is jointly presented by the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) and the State of Victoria, and will run from 25 July to 23 August 2015.

Here are all the participating restaurants you can visit:

100 Revolving Restaurant, A Steakhouse at Acacia Hotel, Arya, Blackbird, Carpaccio, Casa Roces, Chef Jessie Rockwell Club, Chef Jessie Top of the Citi, Chesa Bianca, Cravings, Cyma, Epicurious, Ilustrado, Kitchen 1B, Lucia Ristorante, One Way, People’s Palace, Prime101, Sala, Sala Bistro, The Blackboard, The Breakfast Table, The True Grill, The Urban Farm, and The Wholesome Table.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/AustralianEmbassyManila

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