The Canadian Roast and Toast Dinner

I had the privilege of attending The Canadian Roast and Toast Dinner hosted by The Embassy of Canada last December 4, 2020. It was attended by selected restaurateurs and top foodies at Ikomai in Salcedo Village, Makati City. Also in attendance were Honorable Ambassador Peter MacArthur, the Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines along with First Secretary and Senior Trade Commissioner, Lulu LeBlanc.

The Canadian Roast and Toast Dinner
My very own name tag for the event

The Canadian Roast and Toast Dinner features Canadian beef, Canadian ciders, wine and seafood prepared by Chef James Antolin and Chef Carlo Miguel. The dinner is composed of six course menu which started off with Hokkigai (Clams) Carpaccio. It was really fresh and stimulated my appetite. The second course features Seared Scallop – Sweet Shrimp – Clams on Tonkotsu Broth, Topped with Furikake and Fried Shallots. It was then followed by Spot Shrimp Sushi as our appetizer.

Menu for the night
Hokkigai (Clams) Carpaccio
Spot Shrimp Sushi

For the fourth course, we had Canadian Scallop – Green Pea Risotto – Pancetta Crisp. It was one of my favorite dishes for the night.

For the main, I had 3 Kind Mustard Crusted Canadian AAA Ribeye Peppercorn Sauce – Seasonal Vegetables. I always have my steak as medium rare. It really brings out the flavors of the meat.

For the dessert (my favorite part of every meal), I had Glaze Ice Wine Blueberry Frangipane Tart – Lemon Curd Gelato. I paired it with my new favorite Summer Peach Growers Cider. It was very refreshing and it balances the sweetness and tanginess of the dessert. I actually had three bottles of this!

Glaze Ice Wine Blueberry Frangipane Tart – Lemon Curd Gelato
Summer Peach Growers Cider

Canadian beef is produced and delivered with pride and tradition. It is shaped by the land and enjoyed at family tables globally. It follows world-class standards and regulations to ensure quality.

Canadian beef is produced and delivered with pride and tradition.

Here are some other snaps from the event:

It was a fun experience dining with different food enthusiasts and getting insights about Canadian beef. It will surely be by top choice in beef. The selected seven branches of The Marketplace (McKinley Hill, Katipunan, Burgos Circle Taguig, San Antonio Plaza Forbes Park, Rockwell, Glorietta and Shangri-La Plaza Mall) will hold 10% off on all Canadian beef cuts. The Canadian beef retail promotion booths will be present in each branches on December 12-15, 18-24, 2020 and January 8-10, 16-17, 2021.

25 thoughts on “The Canadian Roast and Toast Dinner”

  1. From beginning to end, that’s a meal to be reckoned with. Everything looks delicious to me (even the seasonal veggies!)!

  2. Looks to be a great spread. Although I don’t eat beef, but it does seem sumptuous one. I do love cider.

  3. Wow, the desert seems to be so yummy and delicious, the recipe also so simple. I will try this for my family this weekend.

  4. I love supporting local Canadian farmers! I try my best to buy all of my produce locally, for my meals. It’s really important for our economy and for small business owners.

  5. Meeting people from different walks of life can be quite an insightful and fun experience but to be honest I am usually just there for the food. Haha, it was nice reading your post. The food looks delish!

  6. This looks like a great event hosted by The Embassy of Canada. I loved all the pictures of the event you shared along with the sumptuous meal.

  7. Man, all this dishes made me hungry! No one can reject a good meat cut! Wish I was there in time before the discount closes, but for sure I´ll go try if I happen to be on the area!

  8. I have to say that Canadien beef is a delicacy. I live in Canada and I always loved that kind of meal you did enjoy.

  9. Wow, that place is so beautiful and the food that their serving looks really delicious.

  10. I shouldn’t have opened your post in the middle of the night. Now I am hungry! All the food looks amazing and seems like a fun event to be a part of.

  11. It looks like there are a lot of sublime dishes to choose from. A please most anyone would be pleased to eat there.

  12. This place looks like a great place to enjoy Canadian food. I really liked the presentation of the food.

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