The restaurant scene is waking up. Seats are being filled and orders are racking up - thankfully so. As someone who personally loves the dine-in and eating out experience, it was quite the struggle to have been in quarantine for months.
Manila’s culinary landscape has for years, been growing, developing and maturing. While some doors have closed, quite a few of our neighbourhood favourites and city landmarks have braved the storm and are open for service. This is the time for us to show our support and love, by dining out.
While fears remain justified, chefs and restaurateurs take great pride in making sure their establishments have met all health and safety regulations set by the government. Often, they take it steps further with enhanced sanitisation measures and educational sessions for their teams. Many have even enforced that their teams get regular COVID-19 testing.
“As dining in has always been a cornerstone of the Wildflour Italian experience, we are doing our best to put our dine-in guests at ease by providing the comfortable ambience all Wildflour establishments are known for while still remaining compliant with all regulations” shares executive chef and partner at the Wildflour Group, Allen Buhay. At Wildflour Italian there are acrylic barriers between tables and installed over the counter too. “We also installed nano-silver ion air conditioner filters on our air conditioning units that instantly kill viruses and bacteria upon contact” Allen adds.
The new normal in dining establishments come with health declaration forms, temperature checks, face masks, face shields and constant sanitation. Handy mask bags have become a part of the table setting accoutrement too. Utensils are now individually packed, while menus and payment systems have been digitised to avoid contact points.