Feast on El Chupacabra, Gallery By Chele + More at This Outdoor Dining Fair Happening Next Month
As well as Mercato Centrale favorites!
(SPOT.ph) We're about seven months into the quarantine, and we have to admit that we miss dining out. But in these times, it's understandable that most people are apprehensive to do so. Enter outdoor dining, which is thought to be relatively safer compared to its indoor-dining counterpart. Locally, we have the upcoming Mercato High StrEAT, an outdoor-dining event that will feature several establishments serving their food in an open-air environment. This is organized by the folks behind Mercato Centrale and RestoPH. It is set to start in October, and will be held at the Ampitheater, Bonifacio Global City, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Just some of the restaurants participating in the event are Gallery by Chele, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, Mango Tree Manila, Brotzeit, El Chupacabra, The Alley by Vikings, Our Kitchen Café by Chef Laudico, Monga, Kashmir, A’Toda Madre, Gourmet Farms, FRNK Milk Bar, Carpigiani Gelato, Mission Wings, and Corner Tree Cafe. You'll also be able to buy food from popular Mercato purveyors like Mamay’s Ihaw, Ngon Vietnamese Deli, Chef Ian Sushi, and more.
"Due to the current health crisis and quarantine restrictions prompted by the local and national government, nearly 80% of food businesses operations were forced to be put on hold or transfer their efforts in online delivery services," says Mercato Centrale in a statement. "While major food companies can survive this, unfortunately, our local restaurants and SMEs cannot." The 950-square meter, al-fresco venue allows local restaurants to serve their signatures, while allowing diners to practice social distancing.
Mercato Centrale will be taking all the necessary safety precautions, too. Masks and face shields are required to enter, and your temperature will be checked. There will be a one-way directional flow of foot traffic, with at least a three-meter wide pathway to walk around, and the dining area will strictly follow the one-person-per-two-meter-space rule. All merchants will be following strict protocols, such as wearing the necessary masks and face shields and having sanitation and disinfection stations per booth, as well as complying with regular health checks.
Furthermore, Mercato Centrale will also be complying with contact tracing protocols via QR code and/or manual recording of every person entering. You can expect hand-sanitation areas at the entrance (along with foot baths) and at the booths and dining area. Eco-friendly and sanitary one-time use food packaging and dining kits will also be employed.
For more information, check out Mercato Centrale's Facebook page.