McCormick Grill Mates Launch
It’s taken a while to write about this event, but that’s no reflection on the event itself. The event was one of the funnest I’ve been to in fact!
McCormick is a popular brand in America, known for their sauces and seasonings. The event was to launch their Grill Mates range, a product line to make adding flavour to your BBQ that much easier.
The event or ‘American BBQ Masterclass’ was run by a Canadian BBQ master, Eric. He was fun and entertaining, decorated in tattoos of the different cuts of meat of animals.
The product line included some unique BBQ sauces and burger/meat seasonings.
I loved that the event was interactive enough to be fun, but not so much that you were pressured to cook – because I can’t! Eric passed on some handy Weber BBQ tips and made the night very informative as well as delicious.
First up on the menu – some burgers and quesadillas. The quesadillas were seasoned with the jalapeno/cheddar seasoning, which was a personal favourite of Eric, who passed it around for all of us to inhale its goodness.
After that, I was lucky enough to help with rubbing some beef with seasoning (or love, as I like to call it). I love that Eric didn’t hold back on any seasoning or sauces throughout the night, and it all tasted delicious and not overdone.
The next interactive activity was to create a salad, and some lucky girls and boys were pitted against each other to choose a selection of ingredients and make a salad in a short amount of time.
After that, we were able to see the main courses, all looking mouthwatering with their juicy tenderness. The ribs looked deep in colour and sauce, that I thought surely it would be my favourite.
But somehow the brisket exuded a lot of flavour and went excellently with the Bourbon BBQ sauce – our favourite of the night! We eat it with most of our BBQ food now. It has a hint of cinnamon and is quite sweet.
There was so much meat left we were lucky enough to take some home and somehow fit in dessert! The dessert was unique in that the brownies had a hint of cinnamon and chilli in them, providing a tingly aftertaste yet matching seamlessly with the cream and strawberries on the side.
To top off the night, we were gifted with a box of goodies including sauces, seasonings and even a little pack to make s’mores, which would be perfect for my camping trips. As well as that, Jess from Eat.Travel.Blog won a Weber BBQ for an innovative BBQ flavour idea! A fun and memorable event!
Mon’s Adventure was invited as a guest of Market Maker PR and McCormick Australia. All opinions are my own. Photos taken by myself and The.Adventouriist.