Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Food Trip with a Chef

After New Year, there is still the Feast of the Epiphany to mark the end of the Christmas season. At the Chef's Galley, a small bistro (with about 10 tables) along C. Benitez st. near Horseshoe Village in Quezon City, we were treated to a feast fitted so divine it surprised us.

There’s something striking in all the orders we tried. The squash soup has a distinct delicious flavor. We could not stop spreading the pate in crispy thin wheat bread and crunching it or incessantly dipping the salmon in a preparation and biting quickly. The burger is as described: pure, meaty with a spike from an unidentified ingredient. The wafer thin salad pizza has a zest making it uniquely tasting.

Conceived by Chef Rainbow who was educated abroad but exposed to local and regional food, she sees her bistro as an honest place, true to what it advertises, serving pure and good tasting gourmet food coming from a clean kitchen. She visualizes her chefs interacting with the guests at the same time doing the chores for them.

As we were the only guests for the night, the full manning complement of the small bistro was devoted entirely to us. With Chef Rainbow and 3 other chefs behind every order, who wouldn’t feel divine?

plural epiph•a•nies
Definition of EPIPHANY
1: capitalized: January 6 observed as a church festival in commemoration of the coming of the Magi as the first manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles or in the Eastern Church in commemoration of the baptism of Christ
2: an appearance or manifestation especially of a divine being
3a (1): a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something (2): an intuitive grasp of reality through something (as an event) usually simple and striking (3 : an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:48 PM

    Hi, what's the price range of their food?