Chefs Gallery x Mabuhay Palace
Chefs Gallery, an award-winning Chinese dining concept based in Australia, has come to Manila Hotel’s Mabuhay Palace to bring its Pan-Asian culinary innovations to discerning Filipino diners. In an exclusive press event, the team of Chefs Gallery prepared sumptuous samples of its promotional menu, which will be available at the Mabuhay Palace until April 17.
The press lunch began on an exciting note, as a noodle chef from Chefs Gallery demonstrated the process of hand-pulling noodles into different shapes and thickness. Then began the serving of the six-course meal, with the tataki Wagyu beef in Szechuan style spicy dressing kicking things off. The second course came in the form of the Macanese style mini burgers, which is made of pork fillet, pork floss, lettuce, and sweet chili mayo dressing. The mini burgers also came with a serving of prawn and pork wontons. Up next is the shredded Peking duck with cucumber, Hoisin sauce, rolled inside Chinese roti. Providing a break from the heavy dishes, the handmade salt and pepper spinach tofu was a light and tasty fare. Finally, as if saving the best for last, the wok fried handmade spinach noodles with prawns, mussels, calamari, Chinese shitake mushrooms, and prawns roe was served and feasted on like there’s no tomorrow.
Among the chefs who flew to town for this special collaboration are Chefs Gallery’s executive chef Wing and the head chef Sam Du. Chef Wing is highly regarded for his interpretation of Cantonese, Szechuan, Yangtze River, and Shandong cuisine. Meanwhile, Chef Du’s Pan-Asian culinary skills will grace the kitchen of Chefs Gallery’s Xian, China branch, which has yet to open.
All the dishes that were served during the press lunch, and many more, are available to enjoy at Mabuhay Palace at Manila Hotel until April 17.