The Churrasco Experience at Chateaubriand Premium Steak Restaurant (Manila)

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

One of the obvious signs that I am already entering the tita-hood is instead of chicken wings and beer, I now consider steak, wine and cheese as my comfort food. I'm at the phase of my life where I enjoy a little luxury especially when it comes to food, and I think there's nothing wrong with that. So when an invite to try a premium steak restaurant in Manila came,  I did not think twice. Fine dining together with my blogger friends? That was a pretty sweet deal, don't you think? :)
look at that beautiful slab of meat :)
Before we get into the meat of my review (pun intended), I want to let you all know that I am not a steak expert. While I do indulge in my inner meat lover once in a while, premium steaks are just way out of my reach because they’re crazy expensive. My review of Chateaubriand Premium Steak Restaurant will mostly be influenced by the premium meat I have tried in Japan and in the Philippines. Also, I won’t talk about fancy or seemingly high-brow terms about steak.

About Churrasco and Chateaubriand Premium Steak Restaurant
Churrasco simply means barbecue or grilled meat in Spanish and Portuguese. It is a process of cooking meat seasoned with only salt over a wood burning fire. Believed to be started in the 1800s, the cowboys (gauchos) in Southern Brazil slowly cooked the meat in its own juices and passed around until everyone is full. At Chateaubriand Premium Steak Restaurant, they kept the churrasco and gaucho traditions alive to allow Filipinos to experience this centuries-old dining style.
The staff of Chateaubriand Premium Steak Restaurant was also one of the selling point :)
Restaurant Ambience
Chateaubriand Premium Steak Restaurant has a modern French dining ambience. Entering the first floor opens up to a big room with luxurious chairs and tables, visually appealing decor and wall displays portraying France. Lavish chandeliers and fair amount of lighting created a pleasant atmosphere while not restraining our ability to see our food and each others faces. Although it was intimidating at the beginning, especially for casual diners like me, the interior of the restaurant made me feel special. 

The Salad Bar (Hot Dishes, Salads, Dressings & More)
While Churrasco or grilled meat is the highlight of Chateaubriand, you can't live on steak alone. Aside from the premium meat, you will be treated with an abundant choices of vegetables and fruit salads, hot dishes, assorted cheeses, freshly baked bread, and deliciously house-made desserts. The items on the salad bar may be subject to changes based on availability but here’s a sample of what to look forward to: Salmon, Sushi, Tempura, Cold Cuts, Blue Cheese (my favorite), Feta Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, and many more. 
Sushi and sashimi if you ever get tired of grilled meat
Delicious house-made desserts are aplenty if you would like to cleanse your palate.
The Churrasco Experience
When my friends and I finished sampling the dishes in the salad bar, we flipped the Chateaubriand chip to the green side as a signal that we were ready for the Churrasco experience. We were given different sauces to try with our grilled meat but my favourites were the Chimichurri Sauce, Basil Pesto Sauce and Chipotle Barbecue Sauce. Then one by one, the grilled meat and vegetables on metal skewers kept coming but with enough interval. Each Churrasco prepared the gaucho way were served by a staff member, which created a personalised experience. I truly enjoyed our encounter with the staff members :)
Each churrasco will be served specially for you :)
Wine will make the churrasco experience much better! Just add 499 pesos to enjoy unlimited house wine!
Overall Experience
Do I recommend  dining at Chateaubriand Premium Steak Restaurant? Definitely. But perhaps you should just stay away with it, because it will surely add to your growing list of food indulgences. The next time you have steak at a mediocre steakhouse, you may find yourself screaming at how pathetic they are in compared to the one’s served in Chateaubriand. The whole Churrasco experience (with cheeses and wines) will definitely elevate your standards when it comes to fine dining. I enjoyed dining here and will surely come back for a second time!

Useful Info
Chateaubriand Premium Steak Restaurant
Website: www.chateaubriand.ph
Email Address: jyfnbph@gmail.com
Hours of operation: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Break time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

What’s included in the Unlimited Churrasco?
Lamb
Chicken sausage wrapped in bacon
Pork Sirloin
Tuna
Beef
Assorted Vegetables (Red and Green Bell Pepper, Tomato, Onions, & Eggplant)

How much is the Churrasco Experience?
Weekday Rate: 1,800 pesos (lunch 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM) and 2,000 pesos (dinner 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Weekend and Holiday Rate: 2,000 pesos (lunch 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM) and 2,200 pesos (dinner 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
*Kids (0-4 y/o) - FREE
*Kids (5-12 y/o) - Less 50%
*Seniors - Less 20%

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. As always, all opinions are my own.

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