Mark Your Calendars: Gallery By Chele Is Reopening Their Doors With New Dishes

And yes, they'll be following all the necessary health and safety protocols.

(SPOT.ph) Homegrown restaurant Gallery by Chele isn't called as one of Manila's best for nothing—they serve top-notch eats that highlight Filipino ingredients and employ traditional cooking methods in a contemporary light. If you've been missing getting the Gallery by Chele experience, we've got good news: The restaurant will be reopening their doors on October 1, so you'll be able to dine in once again!

Yes, you'll be able to dine in at Gallery by Chele again! 
PHOTO BY Gallery by Chele

If you're a Gallery by Chele regular, you'll want to try their new ala carte offerings. These include the Kare-Kare Bon Bon (P395) with peanut praline, beef cheeks, and bagoong mayo; the Uni Crisp (P395) with pomelo, cacao nibs, and alamang; and the Pavlo Mango (P350) with meringue, calamansi, and basil.

The Kare-Kare Bonbon has the flavors of the classic Filipino dish in bite-sized form.
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The Uni Crisp highlights sweet, succulent sea urchin.
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You also have the option of going for a five-course (starts at P2,700/regular) or nine-course (starts at P3,800) tasting menus, which also carry new and exclusive dishes. Among these are the Roselle with mackarel, radish, and alugbati; the Across the Sea with tenderloin, sherry wine jus, and red rice; and the CE Mussels with curry, local pear, and mint.

The Roselle course takes inspiration from how the Tagbanua Tribe of Palawan uses hibiscus as a souring agent.
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Employees, suppliers, and restaurant guests will be made to follow all the necessary safety precautions, among these are body-temperature checks and foot baths upon entering the restaurant. The tables will be spaced one meter apart and face masks, face shields and single-use gloves will be used by all restaurant staff. There will be extensive cleaning of all areas from the kitchen to the dining areas to the front of house, as well as deep-cleaning of the entire restaurant at the end of every work week.

The Uni Crisp highlights sweet, succulent sea urchin.
PHOTO BY Gallery by Chele

Moreover, cutlery are stored and sanitized in their front-of-house UV box, and every dining table is covered in a sanitized table cloth. You'll have access to no-touch automatic dispensers at the reception desk, in restrooms, and at every dining table. You'll be provided single-use envelopes for personal face masks, and you can request a QR code for the menu. You also have different contactless options for payment, including PayMaya, GCash, and online bank transfer, though you can still opt for cash or credit card payments—for which they'll be utitlizing a quick UV sanitization process.

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You can try the Across the Sea dish when you go for one of their tasting menus.
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For safety purposes, you're encouraged to make your reservations in advance. You'll be asked to fill out a mandatory health declaration form, and each table will be used only once during each service.

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“The first few months during the community quarantine were a challenge," shares Gallery by Chele’s chef and partner Chele Gonzalez in a statement. "As we grappled with reality of this pandemic, my team and I struggled to figure out how to keep our Gallery family safe and secure. Now, we feel more self-assured. We know who we are as a restaurant, what is important to us and our guests and how we can make dining at Gallery by Chele not only a memorable experience but a safe one as well."

Gallery by Chele is at 5/F Clipp Center, 11th Avenue corner 39th Street, Bonifacio Global City. For more information, check out Gallery by Chele's Facebook page.

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