Gather your family and friends for some much-needed summer fun. Rustan’s Supermarket makes it effortless for you with all the essentials you’ll need from food to spices, supplies, and some great tips to put together that awesome Summer Barbecue.
Give your guests options for snacks and appetizers. Prepare some tortilla or nacho chips, vegetables and chicken for kebobs, shrimp for skewers or corn for grilled corn on a cob. Add something extra by choosing condiments like Caramba Habanero Extra Hot Sauce, Caramba Chili Rojo Hot Sauce, a Caramba Chili Verde hot sauce, Germanos Chili Sauce Olive Oil, or Cholimex Natural Chili Sauce. You can also try Rustan’s Supermarket’s cheese of the month, the Brie which originated from France and can be eaten cold with a dollop of truffle honey for a delicious everyday snack. When there are kids around, bring out the french fries alongside Del Monte Ketchup and Heinz Ketchup.
Have some hearty main courses. You can opt for succulent and tender Baby Back Ribs, Classic Burgers, or Steaks. Take your pick of premium cuts of beef and a wide selection of marinades you can cook them in. Go classic with a Mama Sita BBQ Mix, which you can even combine with Lea & Perrin’s Worcestershire Sauce to cut through the sweetness of barbecue sauce. Worcestershire sauce is also great for classic grilled steaks.
Be more adventurous by spicing up your array of meat with Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, Tabasco Pepper Sauce or Tabasco Garlic Sauce. Do a Filipino twist on pork barbecue skewers by using UFC Ketchup in your marinade. You can also serve juicy grilled chicken made with Nandos Med Periperi Sauce.
Drink up. For beverages, you can make your own juices or smoothies with fresh fruits like mangoes or watermelons. You can also choose from a number of chilled juices and even your choice of flavored or craft beers which are great barbecue matches. But why not make it a bit fancy and grab a bottle or two of white or red wine from Rustan’s Supermarket’s wide collection like this month’s pick the Chain of Fire Sauvignon Blanc Semillon.
Don’t forget dessert. Try out refreshing desserts like the Navel Orange and Tarragon Paletas, tangy popsicles perfect for summer. Check out www.rustansfresh.com/easy-as-pie for more great ideas on recipes like these that are easy as pie. Summer is also the best time for ice cream. Check out your favorite ice cream selections like Ben & Jerry’s, Tillamook, Haagen-Dazs, Klondike, and more.
Stock up on your party supplies too. For an outdoor party, grab some paper plates, cups, napkins and utensils, so you won’t have to worry about washing too many dishes. Flowers are also a beautiful touch as centerpieces, and you can place them in a recycled soda bottle or a jar. Pick your favorite bunch from our stores, flowers are available at Glorietta, Power Plant Mall, Shangri-La Plaza, Katipunan, Paseo de Magallanes and Central Square.
Tick off all these items and everything else on your list at Rustan’s Supermarket and keep on checking out www.rustansfresh.com and the Rustan’s Supermarket Facebook page for featured items like the wine or cheese of the month as well as monthly promos you can enjoy so you’ll have everything you’ll need for an unforgettable summer barbecue party and every other occasion at home.
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Rustan’s Supermarkets are located at Makati Area: Glorietta, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Magallanes, Alphaland Makati Place, Paseo Center, Century City Mall. North Area: Shangri-La Plaza, Gateway Mall, Katipunan, Tomas Morato, P. Guevarra, Corinthian Hills, Village Center Antipolo, The Grove by Rockwell, Ayala Malls The 30th. South Area: Ayala Alabang Village, Evia Lifestyle Center, Uptown Mall BGC. Cebu: Oakridge Business Park, Ayala Center, Arcenas Estate CDO: Ayala Centrio Mall. Also, visit Marketplace by Rustan’s at San Antonio Plaza, Rockwell Power Plant Mall and Central Square Bonifacio High Street.
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