Decorated like a Florentine Villa, Tats Manahan’s home is an optimal site for hosting parties. Just the night before, she had a big dinner, so for today’s smaller shindig, she left a few of the previous decorations.
Her choice of colors for the table decor were shades of bright pink for the table cloth paired with teal chairs upholstered in pale pink, along with crisp, mint blue for the drink glasses. The combination fit right, offering a palette of colors extremely pleasing to the eye.
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Tats’ food was a light offering of dishes akin to what would be found in a European sojourn: melons wrapped in prosciutto, a refreshing summer salad of fruits and vegetables, and for dessert, a towering plate of croquembouche.
Her intimate affair included Ricky Toledo and Chito Vijandre, who were featured in the first iteration of the RSVP Lifestyle Asia entertaining book and offered funny anecdotes of the time they shot their feature. Heavily interested in the arts, Tats and her friends spoke of the latest play they wanted to catch. The softly setting sun offered the perfect backdrop for an affair to remember amongst close friends.
Scroll down to see more photos from Tats Manahan’s get-together with friends…
Tats Manahan’s Menu
Mini Croissants with Chocolate
Pescado en Colores
Caponata (an Italian eggplant relish salad)
Raclette Cheese with pearl onions (homemade) and Cornichons
Fruit Salad with ginger and pignoli with a honey lemon dressing
Galantina on sourdough bread topped with homemade fresh cranberry sauce
Croquembouche from Mallorca Bakery, a bakery that makes “heritage” desserts.
Extra virgin olive oil cake from Ginny de Guzman (Cafe Tilde)
Chocolate truffle cake covered with our favorite chocolate candies: Kit Kat, chocolate truffles, dark choco mints (made by her friend, Joanna)
This article was originally published in our latest coffee table book “Lifestyle Asia. Millennials. Travel. Entertaining.” To see more parties from Manila’s most discerning hosts and hostesses, you can purchase the book by sending us a private message on Instagram (@lifestyle_asia) or on our Facebook page. The book is also available in leading bookstands.
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