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MaArTEA Presents Afternoon Tea For A Cause

MaArte Fair 2017 will run from August 11 to 13 at The Gallery of The Peninsula Manila.
IMAGE COURTESY OF MANILA PENINSULA
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This year, MaArte Fair promises a whole different experience, starting with a partnership with The Peninsula Manila. With roots as an advocate for Philippine art and culture, it only made sense for The Peninsula Manila’s The Gallery to be the setting of the three-day event. “We were totally taken with the idea of working with the Museum Foundation of the Philippines,” says The Peninsula Manila’s General Manager Mark J. Choon. He continues, “We believe in nurturing the innate talent of the Filipino artist and in developing their skills and talents.”

On its 9th year, the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (MFPI)’s MaArte Fair has evolved from a simple fundraising initiative to an important showcase for immerging entrepreneurs and celebration of Filipino talent and craftsmanship. “We will have 32 exhibitors this year and we are elated that we have new merchants on board such as Mich Araullo, Tweetie de Leon Gonzalez for TDLG, Aranaz, Two Chic by TC Alvarez, Cabaña Workshop, Stockton Row, Nicole Whisenhunt, Haute Home, Violetvine by Amarie, and Filip+Inna,” says event consultant Vicky Jalandoni.

Starting this August, MaArTEA Afternoon Tea, a promotion combining elements from the partnership will be offered. Created by Executive Pastry Chef Xavier Castello and his team, MaArTEA Afternoon Tea takes cues from the trunk show’s delightful scents, rich colors and eye-catching textures. The set includes classic sampaguita macarons and jasmine tea-infused ganache tartlets; mango cheesecake pouches and caramel mille-feuilles; feta-spinach sun-dried tomato quiches; Pamora chicken salad with celery, truffle aioli, and arugula; Parma ham, olive tapenade, and confit tomato sandwiches; Smoked salmon, dill cream cheese and lemon jam and many others.

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The sumptuous set will be partnered with specialty tea blends, Sampaguita Pearl by da.u.de and Coco Melange from the Ifugao rice terraces and Sagada Tips harvested from the slopes of the Cordilleras, both produced by Tsaa Laya. A portion of the proceeds from MaArTEA specialty teas ordered will go to the fundraising efforts of the MFPI.

MaArte fair and The Peninsula Manila will also conduct MaArTEA Talks at Salon de Ning, a side event during the three-day trunk show, co-hosted by León Gallery. The 90-minute talk will present conversations between business owners where entrepreneurial tips and insights will be discussed.

MaArte Fair 2017 will run from August 11 to 13 at The Gallery of The Peninsula Manila. 697.9509 or 404.2685. [email protected] museumfoundationph.org

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