Vask Tapas Room: New Menu Gives Restaurant a Fresh IdentityAugust 2, 2016
While Gallery Vask has received numerous accolades for its philosophy on local ingredients and cuisine, its next-door neighbor, and more casual counterpart has often been overlooked. Their new menu crosses cultures rather than just ascribing to strictly Spanish influence, resulting in a wide array of dishes that span from light and nuanced to hearty and robust. Here’s a quick look at the reinvention of Vask Tapas Room.
Angus sliders have a very beefy patty balanced with sweet onions and foie brûlée. Vegetarian options are aplenty including a dish of quinoa with charcoal vegetables and an understatedly tart dish of tomatoes, homemade ricotta and tapioca pearls.
There are more multicultural influences on the menu including a potent mud crab curry with fine basmati rice.
Smaller bites are added to the list of Vask Tapas Room’s starters including a pintxo with crab and hollandaise, crisp and creamy squid ink croqueras, and some tempura oysters. Tradition however, is also maintained with a menu dedicated to the chef’s Spanish roots, including fish meatballs in a delicately spiced fisherman’s sauce.
While there are tons of entirely new savory things on the expansive menu including sweetbread popcorn, the desserts are the true winner. Showing off a bit of the innovation its counterpart Gallery Vask is known for, this rose watermelon sangria has mascarpone ice cream and green tea soil.
A tarta de calamansi is an ode to the Philippines’ love of citrus, with a calamansi sponge cake and ice cream’s acidity balanced by oat crumb.
Vask Tapas Room
Gallery Vask’s casual counterpart where the menu provides a range of flavors from various cultures.
Address: 5/F Clipp Center, 11th Ave. cor. 39th St, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Contact: (02) 217 6563
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