Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan partners with the famed Chef Chele Gonzalez for its newly opened Spanish restaurant, Enye by Chele Gonzalez. The name Inspired by the Spanish letter Ñ, which is also part of the Filipino alphabet, signifying the lasting influence to our culture.
Enye’s menu too feels familiar and close to our heart, attributed to the fact that Spanish and Filipino food share a lot of history and commonality. Providing flavor profiles that are very familiar to the palate. Enye serves authentic and contemporary Spanish cuisine focused on the different diversities of food in Spain. The menu has both traditional and modern options based on Chele’s favorite tapas and comfort food. Traditional selection includes salpicon de Marisco whichs marinated seafood in pepper and onion vinaigrette, Rabo al Vinto Tinto a slow cooked oxtail in red wine and potatoes and a local favorite the paella. Modern selection has exciting dishes such as Carpaccio de Wagyu with parmesan ice cream and pine nuts and ensalada de jamon y foie.
“Enye is our new culinary gem in partnership at the Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan with one of the best, Chef Chele Gonzalez. With this new dining experience we hope to add to Cebu’s gleaming culinary scene providing another fantastic restaurant for the appreciation of our international guests and the Cebuanos increasing standards in gustatory appreciation and state-of-the-art facilities” shares General Manager Didier Belmonte.
The restaurant features a wine cellar, charcuterie room and show kitchen allowing guests to enjoy the experience from preparation to table service.
The design reflects a beautifully balanced union of the classic and the contemporary with a dominant masculine feel. Although most elements are contemporary, there is a notable harmony between the modern approach to the dining environment and a very subtle “nod to the past.” The modern and contemporary elements are reflected in the interior’s clean lines and innovative lighting fixtures. It is also evident in the creative patterns and textures that dominate the restaurant. The eccentric elements and figures express a streak of boldness and eagerness to make a non-conventional statement.
Enye by Chele Gonzalez is located at the lobby level of Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan and open daily for dinner from 6:00pm to 10:30pm.