The President’s Choice team has partnered with some of Canada’s top foodie influencers and chefs to create provincially inspired burgers that are sure to be a hit during backyard barbecues across the country.
But just because the burgers are designed by chefs doesn’t mean you can’t create them at home. Your local Real Canadian Superstore locations have everything you need to pull off these mouth-watering creations, not to mention everything else to host the perfect summer barbecue.
“In the summertime, Canadians are looking for fresh foods that cook up well on the grill,” says Dino Renaerts’ partner & executive chef, The Bon Vivant. “British Columbians are adventurous when it comes to food so when I was challenged to develop the BC Burger for the President’s Choice brand I was inspired to re-think the traditional burger and explore different flavours.”
Chef Dino certainly delivered, creating the “West Coast Mediterranean Portobello Burger” that brings together many traditional summer flavours, with a little twist. Dino started with the PC Portobello Mushroom Caps, that are dense and meaty so the texture makes them a natural for the grill; he stacked PC Naturally Smoked Bacon Rounds which offer everything you love about bacon strips but in a round shape (the rounds don’t just fit your burger better, but curl at the edges when cooked to better hold your toppings); he added caramelized tomatoes and goat’s cheese; and, he piled it all onto a PC Ciabatta Burger Bun, brushed with a simple aioli made with PC black label Basil Pesto and PC Mayonnaise made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Voila – the perfect summer burger for British Columbians.
While the President’s Choice team challenged Dino to make a burger perfectly suited for British Columbians, the range of burgers and toppings at Real Canadian Superstore® allows anyone to customize a burger uniquely based on their province, neighbourhood, or family tastes. Whether you add a dollop of the new PC Not-So-SecretTM Burger Sauce, smother it with PC Memories Of Alabama Creamy Barbecue Sauce or pile it high with PC Beefsteak Pink Tomatoes, the possibilities are endless. But there’s a lot more to enjoy when it comes to eating and entertaining this summer. From refreshing eats to cool treats President’s Choice® products have you covered. Learn more about all things summer at pc.ca and join the conversation using the hashtag #pcsummer.
The prize pack will include an Assorted President’s Choice summer entertaining essential products including the President’s Choice Watermelon Lemon Sparkling Soda ($50 value) and a $200 gift card that can be used at local Real Canadian Superstore.
To enter, do at least one of the following:
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Contest ends Thursday, July 17 at 11:59 p.m. One winner will be drawn at random.
Sometimes on those really hot days, we look for foods that are less heavy than our traditional barbecue fare. So why not skip the beef and try PC Blue Menu Thick and Juicy Wild Sockeye Salmon Burgers? Made with mild-tasting, sustainably sourced wild sockeye salmon, it’s 75% lower fat than our regular PC Thick and JuicyTM Beef Burgers as well as a source of omega-3 and polyunsaturated fats. Pair it with a refreshing salad topped with PC Roasted Garlic Salad Dressing and finished with PC Tortilla Chili Lime Salad Topper for a guilt-free summer dinner.
Looking for something vegetarian that’s still great on the grill? Thanks to the high melting point of PC Halloom Semi-Soft Unripened Cheese this mild tasting Mediterranean-inspired cheese resists melting and holds its shape on the grill. That means you can add smoky, delectable cheese to your kebabs, summer salads and sandwiches. Or, if you’re looking for a lighter, veggie twist on your classic summer burger, try the PC Portobello Mushroom Caps.
Beyond the Burger
If you’re a meat-eater at heart, you’re probably looking for variety this summer that goes beyond the burger. So change things up with the new PC Chili Cheese All-Beef Frankfurters. We’ve made chili frankfurters a cinch by loading black beans, Monterey Jack cheese and mildly spicy chili seasoning right into a 6-inch all-beef frankfurter. You get the big-wow flavour you’re after even before you add any toppings.
For something more gourmet to impress your guests, try fresh lamb chops right off the grill. The PC Australian Lamb Indian Masala Loin Chops are consistently tender and mild in taste. Even those who usually pass on lamb may be won over by the ever-so-delicate flavour.
No day on the deck or summer party is complete without some killer cocktails. The sweet watermelon flavour of PC Sparkling Watermelon Lemon Soda is tamed with lemon flavour for a refreshing balance. Try it as a mixer and wow your guests with vibrant presentation and colour. The key to choosing the right selection of drinks is to look for options that are delicious on their own but can also be easily enjoyed in a variety of mixed drinks, like PC Pineapple Coconut Water, an excellent hydrator and high in potassium. The PC Cranberry Black Cherry Cocktail is sure to be a crowd pleaser too. It’s an intensely fruity bevvie that’s excellent straight up or in dazzling cocktails.
Cool eats are essential on sunny days. Stock your freezer with yummy treats that are sure to satisfy sweet tooths both big and small. At 80 calories, PC Blue Menu™ Pineapple Coconut Water Ice Pops are the perfect flavourful alternative to high fat dairy-based frozen treats. Or try the PC Blue Menu Power Fruit Mini Greek Yogurt Smoothie Bars, a luxurious mini smoothie bar with a wicked crunchy Greek yogurt and granola coating with a hint of cinnamon. If your family’s favourite summer treat is ice cream, they’ll go crazy for the new PC “Eat The Middle First” Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich or the new PC Ice Cream Shop Flavours Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream – both perfect for cooling down on hot days.
When entertaining, don’t spend time that could be spent with guests baking in the kitchen. Instead, serve desserts that are both delicious but take no prep time at all. The PC Key Lime Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Lollipops are made with 0-per-cent milk fat Greek yogurt and concentrated key lime juice, and a crunchy coating with graham crumbs. Or slice up PC Banana Cream Pie with Dulce De Leche that boasts a silky smooth layer of dulce de leche beneath a luscious layer of banana cream filling topped with whipped cream and nestled in a graham crumb crust. So unforgettable, it’s the perfect choice for entertaining.