PHOTO: Palace Resorts is providing scrumptious steaks via Certified Angus Beef. (photo courtesy of Palace Resorts)
With eight oceanfront resorts overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Palace Resorts has continuously strived to elevate its standards for five-star all-inclusive vacations in Mexico and Jamaica. Front and center are the already top-standard, distinctive dining options created specifically for each individual resort.
To further strengthen this culinary aspect, Palace recently announced a strategic partnership with the Certified Angus Beef brand. All restaurants at the eight all-inclusive properties now feature the premium quality beef in their dishes.
According to Gibran Chapur, executive vice president of Palace Resorts, the company’s continued success is tied to its ability to consistently surpass expectations through superior standards.
“The Certified Angus Beef brand represents the industry’s highest caliber meat," he said. "And this partnership showcases how Palace Resorts sets a higher bar throughout the industry—especially when it comes to our culinary offering,” Chapur said.
Chefs from each Palace Resorts property traveled to the Certified Angus Beef headquarters in Wooster, Ohio for an orientation on brand standards. Aside from touring the company’s facilities, these chefs participated in intense training sessions so that they would be armed with firsthand, in-depth experiences for better educating their culinary team.
“Visiting the brand’s culinary center offered insight for our executive chefs to incorporate new styles to ensure all meat served is juicy, tender and flavorful,” Chapur said. “We’re confident our chefs’ additional expertise, coupled with the Certified Angus Beef brand product available at each of our properties, ultimately affirms our commitment to excellence.”
Founded in 1978 by a group of family Angus ranchers, the Certified Angus Beef brand is owned by the American Angus Association and its 25,000 rancher members. The stringent criteria for meriting the brand’s coveted status requires that beef meet 10 exacting standards for appearance, tenderness, quality, marbling and consistency.
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Because of Palace Resorts’ partnership with the Certified Angus Beef brand, guests at the company’s all-inclusive properties can count on savoring this exquisite beef in every restaurant.
The relationship is considered a “win-win,” according to Geof Bednar, director of international for the Certified Angus Beef brand.
“Our brand is thrilled to be a part of Palace Resort’s decision to provide its guests with only the best beef eating experiences,” he said. “We have had the opportunity to engage with their culinary team, share our beef expertise and are excited to see how our partnership will grow.”
Palace Resorts is actually the first luxury all-inclusive resort chain in Cancun to provide its guests with the exclusive beef brand. Kathy Halpern, vice president global marketing of Palace Resorts, notes that the partnership is especially exciting for eateries that will be debuting this year.
"At Palace Resorts, we continue to elevate the property’s already unrivaled culinary portfolio by providing guests with the industry’s highest caliber meat,” Halpern said. “With more than eight new dining destinations at The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun set to open early in 2017, Palace Resorts will satisfy even the most discerning palates."
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Located within the AAA Four Diamond Moon Palace Cancun, The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun is undergoing a $450 million transformation designed to boost upscale resort experiences with epic standards in luxury.
“The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun will take our concept to the next level by creating a world that transcends convention and expectations,” says Chapur. “The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun offers guests the luxury and tailored touch of a boutique experience, coupled with the grandeur of a world-class resort destination.”
No doubt beef lovers will be wowed with its JC Steakhouse. A “sneak peak” at the menu shows the variety of Certified Angus Beef dishes and sides that will be available to guests:
Certified Beef Dishes
— Rib Eye
— New York Cowboy
— Flat Iron
— Flap Steak
— Cream Corn, Smoked and Truffled
— Creamed Spinach with Bacon & Parmesan
— Roasted Carrots
— Mac & Cheese Truffles
— Wild Mushrooms
— Mashed Potatoes (plain, with garlic, with crispy bacon or with white truffle oil)
— Baked Potato (With cheese, bacon and sour cream)
— Au Gratin Potatoes
For additional details on Palace Resorts’ oceanfront properties, visit the website or call (800) 635-1836. For information and reservations at The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, call (888) 702-0913.