#Recipe of the Day: Boeuf Bourguignon

 

Last Saturday, I had the privilege to watch (LIVE!) the cooking demo of Chef Xavier Btesh, at the Maya Kitchen Culinary Arts Center in Makati.

 

Chef Xavier was born and raised in Paris and spent the earlier part of his career training under renowned chefs before he went on to become a consultant chef for various businesses and eventually published his own cookbook Les Petits Diners de Xavier which sold more than 40,000 copies across Europe.

 

When you’re a French chef, people come to you and they tell you about 3-star, 4-star Michelin chefs, truffles, and foie gras. But I keep telling people, this is not the food we eat daily,” he says. “I know that Filipinos love their family-style and we’re the same in France, we have family-style as well. I want to show the way we eat at home.”

 

Now, I’m sharing with you one of the recipes he taught us during the cooking demo. It’s called:

 

Boeuf Bourguignon

 

According to Chef Xavier, this is similar to our “adobo” but a French version. Just switch the vinegar with wine and there you’ll have a French stew.

 

What you’ll need:

2 mugs beef chunks

1 pc onion

1 pc garlic clove, peeled

1 tsp tomato paste

4 pcs button mushrooms or 2 pcs Portobello mushrooms

2 pcs carrots, peeled and sliced

1 espresso cup bacon chunks

1 ½ mugs beef broth

2 tsps white flour

1 tsp dried/fresh thyme

1 pinch clove powder

2 mugs GOOD red wine

salt and pepper to taste

½ espresso cup butter, melted

 

Instructions:

 

Set a frying pan on med-high heat. Place in half your butter, and saute your onions and bacon. When onions turn translucent, transfer onion and bacon to a cast iron pan on high heat along with the rest of the butter. Add the chunks of the meat and toss well. Sprinkle flour, and stir, making sure to scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add the beef broth, wine, and all the other ingredients except the mushrooms. Mix well. Reduce to a very low heat and cook for 3 hours, stirring every once in a while so that your ingredients won’t stick to the bottom of the pan. After 2 ½ hours, add your mushrooms. If the sauce reduces too much, add a bit of wine or broth. After 3 hours, your iconic French stew will be ready!

 

 

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Get a FREE Sakura Tonkatsu Set at KATSU SORA

Katsu Sora opens in Glorietta 4!

 

Everybody’s favorite premium tonkatsu is now in Makati! Katsu Sora, the Japanese restaurant that offers authentic tonkatsu and a diverse selection of high-quality Japanese dishes, is set to open its ninth branch at the ground floor of Glorietta 4 on July 26, satisfying cravings and stirring more excitement among food enthusiasts all over the metro.

 

Visit the newest branch at the grand opening and enjoy a free Sakura Tonkatsu set with every order of any two Katsu Sora sets. Gather your friends and family and indulge in any of Katsu Sora’s premium pork – Iberico, Shimofuri, Kurobuta, and Sakura. Each of which is guaranteed of the highest quality: tender, juicy and an outstanding flavor.

 

Get a free Sakura Tonkatsu set with every order of two Katsu Sora sets when you visit Katsu Sora’s newest branch at Glorietta 4 on July 26.

 

Katsu Sora takes pride in its wide variety of options at the buffet bar. Make your own salad with a variety of ingredients and explore as many salad mixes as you want with 12 salad dressings to choose from. You may also fill your bowl with a hearty serving of either Awase Miso or Shin-su Shiro Miso soup. For the health-conscious ones, worry no more as Katsu Sora serves brown rice.

 

Experience authentic tonkatsu and a host of other Japanese meals at Katsu Sora.

 

For more information, visit http://katsusora.com/.

 

 

 

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