PH’s Gallery Vask among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016

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Run by Chef Jose Luis 'Chele' Gonzalez, Gallery Vask ranks 39th in the list

GALLERY VASK. Gallery Vask ranks 39th in the 2016 Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list. Pictured is their jicama, a dessert made of ube, camote, jicama, mango meringue, and cashew wine ice cream. Photo courtesy of Gallery Vask/Norman Lleses

MANILA, Philippines – Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants were announced on Monday, February 29, and the Philippines’ very own Gallery Vask made it to the list. The awards ceremony was held in Bangkok, Thailand.

On Facebook, Gallery Vask released a statement about their win, saying: “We are beyond honored to be awarded as 39th in the prestigious Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list. This is an amazing milestone we would like to share with you.”

“To our dear patrons, to our friends in the industry, and most especially to our team: Thank you! We are ever grateful for your continued support. Thank you for being with us on this journey.”



We are beyond honored to be awarded as 39th in the prestigious Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list. This is an amazing…

Posted by Gallery VASK on Monday, February 29, 2016

 

Gallery Vask is a fine dining restaurant that serves modern cuisine inspired by Philippine culture. Its kitchen is helmed by Chef Jose Luis “Chele” Gonzalez, who hails from Torrelavega, Spain.

Photo courtesy of Gallery Vask

Photo courtesy of Gallery Vask

Gonzales has honed his craft in kitchens like those of Andra Mari, Arzak, elBulli, El Celler de Can Roca, Nerua-Guggenheim, and lastly, Mugaritz – which ranks 6th in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. He was also featured as speaker at Madrid Fusión Manila.

Gallery Vask is located at 5/F Clipp Center 11th Avenue corner 39th St, Bonifacio Global City.

Photo courtesy of Gallery Vask/Norman Lleses

More than 300 industry experts from the region voted for those who would make it to the individual awards and the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

Filipino chef Margarita Fores was also named as Asia’s Best Female Chef 2016. (READ: Philippines’ Margarita Fores is Asia’s Best Female Chef 2016)

See the other winning restaurants below:

50. La Yeon – Korea
49. Locavore – Indonesia
48. Ta Vie – China
47. Niho Bachi – Sri Lanka
46. Raw Taipei – Taiwan
45. Bukhara – India
44. Wasabi – India
43. Cuisine Wat Damnak – Cambodia
42. Kon’nichiwa Kikunoi – Japan
41. Bo Innovation – Hong Kong
40. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon – Hong Kong
39. Gallery Vask – Philippines
38. Wild Rocket – Singapore
37. Den – Japan
36. Iggy’s – Singapore
35. Robuchon Au Dome – Macau
34. Fook Lam Moon – Hong Kong
33. Tenku RyuGin – Hong Kong
31  (tie) Tipling Club – Singapore and La Maison De La Nature Goh – Japan 
30. Le Mout – Taiwan
29. Jaan – Singapore
28. Mr and Mrs Bund – China
27. The Chairman – Hong Kong
26. Sushi Saito – Japan
25. Ministry of Crab – Sri Lanka
24. Takazawa – Japan
23. Eat Me – Thailand
22. Jung Sik Dang – Korea
21. Shinji By Kanesaka – Singapore
20. Quintessence – Japan
19. Issaya Siamese Club – Thailand
18. Fu He Hui – China
17. Corner House – Singapore
16. L’Effervescence – Japan
15. Mingles – Korea
14. Burnt Ends – Singapore
13. 8 ½ Otto E Mezzo Bombana – Hong Kong
12. Les Amis – Singapore
11. Hajime – Japan
10. Lung King Heen – China
9. Indian Accent – India
8. Nahm – Thailand
7. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet – China
6. Waku Ghin – Singapore
5. Nihonryori RyuGin – Japan
4. Amber – Hong Kong
3. Restaurant Andre – Singapore
2. Narisawa – Japan
1. Gaggan – Thailand

Individual Awards

  • Asia’s Best Female Chef – Margarita Fores, Philippines
  • Asia’s Best Pastry Chef – Cheryl Koh, Singapore
  • Chef’s Choice Award – Paul Pairet
  • One to watch – Florilege
  • Highest climber – Quintessence
  • Highest new entry – Mingles
  • Diner’s Club Lifetime Achievement award – David Thompson
  • Best in Indonesia – Locavore
  • Best in Cambodia – Cuisine Wat Damnak
  • Best in Philippines – Gallery Vask
  • Best in Taiwan – Le Mout
  • Best in Sri Lanka – Ministry of Crab
  • Best in Korea – Mingles
  • Best in India – Indian Accent
  • Best in Singapore – Restaurant Andre
  • Best in Japan – Narisawa

 – Rappler.com