It’s Time to Be MaArTEA at the Pen this August and September

  • August 9, 2018

Each year, MaArte Fair, the annual fundraiser by the Museum Foundation of the Philippines for the benefit of the National Museum of the Philippines, is held at the Peninsula Manila,. There, handcrafted and artisan Filipino goods and fashion finds are on sale. It has grown to become one of the most highly-anticipated, luxury bazaars in the country. Now on its 10th year, fans can look forward to the Man Cave, a new addition to the fair selling products for men. The fair’s esteemed venue partner also takes part in its mission to support local, through their supplementary fundraising activities MaArTEA Afternoon Tea and MaArTEA Talks in Salon de Ning.

Throughout August until September 5, The Lobby at the Peninsula Manila will be serving a selection of organic MaArTEAs. Choose from the Tropical Summer (mango and pineapple blended with lemongrass), Lemon Ginger (tanglad soothed by ginger and turmeric), sweet Pandan, and cleansing Java Banaba (balas pusa and banaba). All of which has been developed and produced by Tsaa Laya, using leaves and herbs picked from different Philippine regions.

MaArtea Afternoon Tea at The Lobby of The Peninsula Manila
MaArtea Afternoon Tea at The Lobby of The Peninsula Manila


In addition, the hotel’s Executive Chef Xavier Castello and his team have prepared a selection of delicious tea time pastries and savories to enjoy with your tea. Poached prawn salad, smocked honeyed ham with kesong puti, lemongrass panna cotta, Davao chocolate ginger mouse, and the Peninsula English raisin scones served with pots of dalandan curd, Baguio strawberry jam, and clotted cream, are just a few menu items one can look forward to. Priced at PHP 1,250 per guest, you can opt to upgrade tea time with a flute of champagne for only PHP 1,850. From August 10 to 12 (the date in which the MaArte fair opens), afternoon tea will be served a the Upper Lobby on the second floor. Proceeds from MaArTEA Afternoon tea will be donated to the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc.

Another side event will be offered during MaArte at the Pen Fair 2018 this coming weekend. MaArTEA Talks in Salon de Ning offers a series of 90-minute talks co-hosted by the León Gallery. There, business owners will be sharing insights and entrepreneurial tips and how they have helped and supported local communities. Scroll down to see a full schedule of talks that you can attend this weekend…

August 10, 2018

3:00 pm
“Design Innovations and Inspirations for Aranaz and Siklo”
Amina Aranaz – Designer/Owner of Aranaz and Founder of SoFa Design Institute
Clarice Eucacion – Proprietress of Siklo Pilipinias;

August 11, 2018

3:00 pm
“Art as Investment”
Tonico Manahan – Art Impresario

August 12, 2018

3:00 pm

“Pre-Hispanic Gold and their 2018 Counterparts”
Victor Estrella – MFPI Grantee, Research Title :  Ancient Goldworking Technology In  Butuan, Northern Mindanao
Knoi Esmane – Director, Guild of Philippine Jewelers and Chief Creative Officer of Hoseki

For inquiries or further information on MaArTEA Afternoon Tea or MaArTEA Talks in Salon de Ning, please call +63 (2) 887-2888, extension 6694 (Restaurant Reservations), email diningpmn@peninsula.com or visit the website peninsula.com. MAArte at The Pen 2018 is a three-day affair that runs from August 10 to 12, 2018 and is an annual project of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. for the benefit of the National Museum of the Philippines.