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Sunday, yummy Sunday
TH E B EST B RU N CH I N TOWN
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Thanksgiving treats and holiday feasts, ready for pre-order for takeaway or in-house dining at Manila House 1
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NEWS Benefits, Privileges, and Partnerships
CLU B RU LES
MEET OUR TEAM Julian Bautista
MH INTERVIEW Sylvester Wong
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ON SHOW Pure Abstraction Inspiring Interlude
I N C A SE YOU M IS SE D I T Small Bites, Big Flavors Thongka Tales
COCK TA I L HOU R Drink of the Month: MH Old Fashioned
FO OD & BEV E R AGE Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet Tasting Notes: 2016 Pirramimma Stock's Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
R ETA I L COR N ER Seletti, Rhett Eala, SOUQ Holiday Trunkshow
SPOTLIGHT 19 Mirror Mirror Meet the Winemaker: The Master of Malbec
C A L E N DA R OF E V E N T S What's happening in Manila House this month
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s Westernized as we Filipinos seem to be, there are some things that are still well beyond our reach, at least for now, thanks to geographical and meteorological realities. Like the changing of the seasons, when summer eases into autumn and the leaves turn a riot of deep russet, golden yellow, burnt orange and scarlet red. Coconut trees, unfortunately, only shed coconuts and the occasional flower, and palms turn brown only when they wither and die. But this time of year does bring with it a welcome nip in the air, not to mention roast turkey feasts to celebrate that other all-American holiday, Thanksgiving. In the spirit of the season, we’ve dressed up our lower lobby entrance with leaves and branches that evoke the colors of the season. Upstairs, we’ve created a holiday menu with a selection of roasts and all the sides and trimmings for all your festive entertaining, be it in your own home or in the Club itself. Just give us two days’ advance notice, and we’ll prepare everything for you. Thanksgiving may be a food coma-inducing holiday, but for us at Manila House, it’s an opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to all our Members who have stood by us throughout the seasons of scurrilous whispers, menu evolutions, management and staff changes, and the various challenges we continue to strive to overcome. It brings us great joy to see you frequenting the Club, entertaining your guests at our restaurants, and choosing to host milestones in your personal and corporate lives with us. Your support at our events, your constant feedback, and your commitment to Manila House have been invaluable, and we listen to you each time as we endeavor to make your experience at the Club even more memorable each time.
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WH O Coralie Charriol, Anton Huang, Alexandre Charriol WHAT Charriol Philippines Ocean Forever Watch Launch WH E N October 10, 2019
Best In-House Magazine PHILIPPINES BEST BRAND AWARDS 2018
Editor Bambina Olivares
As a gesture of our appreciation, we host once more on Tuesday, November 26, our annual Thanksgiving Members Cocktail. Last year’s turnout was wonderful, and we hope to see you all at this year’s cocktails.
Content Community Manager Angeli Chin
On behalf of the staff and management of Manila House, I wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Events and Sponsorship Manager Ross Neil Serafico O N TH E COVE R
Director of PR and Arts, Culture, and Education Programs
One of the signature features of Manila House is its cherry red solihiya walls at the 8th floor lobby. The pineapples on the table are a symbol of hospitality
Graphic Designer Joseph Concepcion Editorial Advisers Anton San Diego Vicki Aldaba
Benefits, Privileges, and Partnerships
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For information, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org CENTRE MĂ‰DICALE I N T E R N AT I O N A L E 10% Discount for Manila House Members on CMI Prime Health Essential Packages Additional 10% discount for Senior Citizens and PWDs
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We have partnered with The Battery in San Francisco to offer Manila House Members a special discount of 10% off the Best Available Rate to those wishing to book and stay at the hotel adjacent to this exclusive private members club. Accommodation at this chic 14-suite luxury boutique hotel includes a spacious penthouse suite and roof terrace. As hotel guests, Manila House Members will be considered Resident Members of The Battery, and as such will have access to the clubâ€™s facilities during their stay. Accommodation is subject to availability. Reservations must be coursed through Manila House via email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org The Battery 717 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA + 1 415-230-8000 thebatterysf.com
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Attention All Members NO CARD, NO SERVICE Your Membership Card (the new RFID card) must be presented when ordering. We reserve the right to refuse service to guests of Members ordering from our dining outlets without the Member present. We would be grateful if you would inform your guests that they are unable to order food and beverages without you, as the Member, present at the Club. If the card is unavailable, a temporary card can be issued to the Member at the Reception desk, subject to an administration fee. DRESS CODE Members and guests are asked to be respectful of the occasion and time of day and to dress appropriately, and that includes footwear. Flip-flops are not allowed at any time. W E E K D AY S Ladies and gentlemen may not wear shorts at any time. Gentlemen may not wear vests (singlets) at any time. Workout apparel (except shorts) is allowed as long as a cover-up or hoodie or sweatshirt and proper footwear is worn. Gentlemen are required to wear trousers when dining at The Grill or Anahaw. W E E K E N D S A N D P U B L I C H O L I D AY S Casual wear is allowed, including shorts, for both ladies and gentlemen. Gentlemen may not wear vests (singlets) at any time. Gentlemen may wear shorts when dining at The Grill or Anahaw. TRANSFER FEE Starting September 1, 2019 there will be an applicable Transfer Fee of P25,000 to all Members who assign/ transfer their membership to another person. This policy applies to all membership transfers outside of the Spouse/Partner Courtesy Membership Programme. 3
S P O U S E/PA R T N E R COURTESY PROGRAMME This special programme allows Courtesy Membership for a Member's spouse/partner including unlimited access to the Club and waived annual dues. RE:MEMBER REFERRAL AND R E WAR D S PRO G R AM M E Refer a friend, family member, or business associate for membership to Manila House and weâ€™ll reward you! Our membership is open to adults aged 18 onwards. 2 02 0 AN N UAL D U ES AN D CO N SU MAB LES From January 2020 onwards, annual dues will be inclusive of P700 and P500 monthly consumables.Â Founding, Regular, and Associate Members will be entitled to P700 in monthly consumables. For Junior Members, the monthly consumable amount is P500. The consumable amounts may be used in all F&B outlets. If unused, the monthly consumable amount will be forfeited at the end of every month. As an incentive, Members who pay their annual dues before January 1, 2020 shall be entitled to F&B vouchers equivalent to one (1) month worth of dues. For more information regarding Membership concerns, please call +63 917 816 3685 or email email@example.com. G R AT U I T I E S A service charge is built into your bill at our outlets. However, should you wish to show your appreciation for exceptional service, you are welcome to leave a tip for our staff at your discretion. Should you wish to give the staff a special gratuity over the holiday season, we ask you to kindly leave it in a sealed envelope with Reception.
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Get to Know: Julian Bautista Whether it's an intimate gathering or a grand party, Julian runs the show from behind the scenes with professionalism and composure What do you like most about working in banquets? Banquets broadened my experience and learnings—not just at work but also in life. It taught me patience, which I never had. It also taught me to be more understanding. Daily unique operations = new learnings. What’s the biggest event you’ve ever handled? It wasn’t the biggest event, but rather it was the biggest opportunity that came while working under Banquets. I was chosen to serve the President of the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte for a private event. It was a once in a lifetime experience that I was proud to accomplish.
Julian Bautista Captain Waiter Years in Service: 3 years
How do you handle critical situations during banquets? I always see to it that I’m always calm no matter what the scenario. I believe that every problem can be worked out, and it will be easier to solve when you’re calm and focused. What do you do for fun? Volleyball is my first love. I play it during weekends or whenever time permits.
I describe myself as Straightforward, Majestic, Adaptable Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? I see myself having my own business particularly in the hospitality field. I also want to give back by helping the younger generations who seek opportunities in the same industry.
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Sylvester and his daughter, Rania
As Vice President for Asia Pacific | Cities, Sylvester Wong helms the global infrastructure powehouse AECOM in this part of the world. His firm is behind two signature projects in the country: the Philippine Senate and New Clark City. His passion for improving the infrastructure of cities such as Manila makes him see solutions where most cynically only see problems. Having a wicked sense of humor has also proven indispensable! 5
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Architect's rendering of the new Philippine Senate, currently under construction
You’ve made the Philippines your home. What do you love about living in Manila? The Philippines feels like my birthplace, which is Berkeley, California—more so than Hong Kong ever did despite 17 years living there. Warmth (in more ways than one), a sense of humor, and a hunger to always do better. Or for merienda. That and diningding. Kid you not. I’m a gulay-fiend, Ilocano at heart. Ever start your day with coffee in your rice? As an urban planner, would you say Manila’s traffic problems can be solved? You know, an investor friend came here a couple years ago and only saw opportunity in the traffic. It’s a happy problem of explosive demographics. As a regional planner trying to solve the chronic challenges of urbanization, of course I see a light at the end of the (metro) tunnel. What are some of the game-changing projects your firm (AECOM) has spearheaded in the Philippines? There are the big visible ones spearheading a fresh, modern, optimistic role of the nation on the global stage: the design of the new Senate, masterplanning New Clark City and all the BCDA portfolio toward future-ready economies and protection of natural resources.
But also quiet, significant ones: local designer of the Metro Manila Subway; cleanup of the Pandacan oil depot; optimizing industrial operations around the country. And most importantly, the hotels and signature restaurants we help deliver—that’s the hardest work of all. Really! (wink) How do you think cities like Manila and others in emerging nations around the wold will evolve in the future? Capital follows people, and populous nations that leverage and celebrate their internal diversity will have the strongest evolutionary DNA. Because of (not in spite of) the challenges we face: our perspectives, ideas, and solutions will be the resilient, nimble, and authentic ones that will lead the rest of the planet. So long as we hold onto our values. And our Lolas’ kare-kare recipes. You have a young daughter. What are your favorite things to do with her? Traveling for outdoor sports. Best confidence builders ever, great bonding time, and eye-opener to new cuisines. And how can we not, with the thousands of coasts to surf, mountains to ski, parks to skate (ok we need more there). And dad jokes that are food related. As you can tell. Although she says they’re so bad that she calls them Lolo jokes. 6
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Pandy Aviado, Lines of Poetry Series, 36 x 36 in. Acrylic on canvas
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Pure Abstraction He has been called “The Last Bohemian,” and indeed, Virgilio “Pandy” Aviado’s long and prodigious career has included interludes in Paris and Spain, as well as successful exhibitions all over the world. A compleat artist, the prolific Aviado has consistently delighted and surprised and drawn praise from patrons and critics alike with his versatility and creativity. He turns to abstraction in this exhibit, aptly called En Abstracto
There is a Filipino painter, Virgilio Aviado, whose trajectory I have been following since the late 1960s, when I first saw his works at a group exhibit, at the Luz Gallery, of then up-and-coming painters like Tiny Nuyda and Ben Cabrera, now Bencab, the National Artist. I purchased an untitled drawing of an imaginary creature by Virgilio Aviado. I was attracted to that intriguing piece because I could not find its starting point, so fluid and continuous were the lines of that fantasy being, its elongated limbs were seamlessly wrapped around a bulky body. It also had a naughty yet enigmatic smile. Today, I am convinced it was Virgilio Aviado’s secret self-portrait. Aviado is a multifaceted and multi-awarded artist who has mastered an incredibly wide range of styles, materials, techniques, moods, themes and forms. He is also a chemist, was a university dean, a teacher, traveler, bon vivant, lithographer and printmaker."
- Gemma Cruz Araneta (Manila Times, 2013) It’s fitting that Pandy Aviado cites this line from The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry as his favorite: “There is no liberty except the liberty of someone making his way towards something.” His is a career and an astounding body of work that reflects his own sense of artistic liberty and the independence with which he chooses to express himself in a dazzling array of media.
E N AB STR ACTO: W O R K S B Y PA N D Y AV I A D O O PE N S O N FRI DAY | N OVE M B E R 8 | 6 PM The exhibition runs until December 15 8
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Bullet Dematera, Hidden Beauty, 48 x 36 in. Oil on canvas, 2019
ature is a logical playground of insights,” said visual artist Bullet Dematera. “If we can observe nature, understand its language, and if we are prepared to extract lessons from it, we would certainly live in peace and tranquility.” Dematera’s earnest love for nature is not only borne from his deep appreciation for God’s creation, it is also a neverending source of inspiration for the painter.
assessing his own work. “I think of new techniques and ideas on how I can make it more interesting, beautiful, and just overall better. For me, I don’t think we should ever be content with what we learn, we should continuously try to improve upon our own talents.
Speaking on how he has evolved as an artist in terms of his creativity philosophy, Dematera continuously challenges himself in his craft. “Everyday, I always study even my own artworks,” he says, sharing the critical approach he has in
INSPIRING INTERLUDE WE D N ES DAY | N OVE M B E R 6 | 5PM
- Manila Bulletin (2018)
The exhibition runs until November 30
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Zadie Smith says she may possibly be the Joan Didion of our time. Filipino-American literary sensation Jia Tolentino makes a special appearance at Manila House to present her book, Trick Mirror
he’s got all of New York and beyond buzzing about her and her collection of essays. Kirkus Reviews gave Trick Mirror a starred review, raving that the “exhilarating, groundbreaking essays…should establish Tolentino as a key voice of her generation.” "Jia Tolentino is a peerless voice of her generation, tackling the conflicts, contradictions, and sea changes that define us and our time. Now, in this dazzling collection of nine entirely original essays, written with a rare combination of give and sharpness, wit and fearlessness, she delves into the forces that warp our vision, demonstrating an unparalleled stylistic potency and critical dexterity. Trick Mirror is an enlightening, unforgettable trip through the river of self-delusion that surges just beneath the surface of our lives. This is a book about the incentives that shape us, and about how hard it is to see ourselves clearly through a culture that revolves around the self. In each essay, Tolentino writes about a cultural prism: the rise of the nightmare social internet; the advent of scamming as the definitive millennial ethos; the literary heroine’s journey from brave to blank to bitter; the punitive dream of optimization, which insists that everything, including our bodies, should become more efficient and beautiful until we die. Gleaming with
Tolentino’s sense of humor and capacity to elucidate the impossibly complex in an instant, and marked by her desire to treat the reader with profound honesty, Trick Mirror is an instant classic of the worst decade yet.”
- Penguin Random House
WE D N ES DAY | N OVE M B E R 13 | 6:30 PM Members: FREE | Guests: P500 RSVP required Trick Mirror will be on sale during the event. The author will sign books after the talk.
ABOUT JIA TOLENTINO Jia Tolentino is a staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of the bestselling essay collection Trick Mirror. Formerly, she was the deputy editor of Jezebel and a contributing editor at The Hairpin. She lives in Brooklyn. 10
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Meet the Winemaker: The Master of Malbec
The first grapes were planted by his forefathers in 1830, in the Cahors region. Jean-Luc Baldès continues the family tradition of creating excellent wines at their vineyard, Clos Triguedina, refining in particular the Malbec grape, which originated in France
los Triguedina has been the seat of the Baldès family since 1830. The place has a long history rich in the lives of men and women. Pilgrims on the Santiago di Compostella route would often stop there to eat (me trigo de dina in the Occitan language of southwest France means “I am looking forward to dinner”). The Baldès family have, for their part, built up Clos Triguedina by passing on their knowledge, determination, and passion from father to son. Their pioneering spirit has led them to be one of the founding families of the Cahors wine region. Jean-Luc Baldès often says that the magic of Clos Triguedina lies in the richness of its soil. He is inspired by Burgundy and constantly seeks to bring out the various characteristics of the grapes in each plot, covering each terrace. His strength of character and perseverance have led him to understand how to exploit his best plots of vines to make quality wines. He has known how to develop his varied range of wines at the highest level without losing the very essence of this traditional winery, passed down to him after so many generations. His talent and creativity has produced a wide selection of wines, each one of which is as audacious as the next one, with many of the reds based on the Malbec grape. 11
JEAN-LUC BALDÈS, THE MASTER OF MALBEC A FO U R - CO U R S E W I N E -PA I R I N G D I N N E R WITH THE WINEMAKER M O N DAY | N OVE M B E R 25 | 7PM Members: P2,900 | Guests: P3,200
ABOUT JEAN-LUC BALDÈS Known as the “Master of Malbec,” Jean-Luc Baldès continues the work begun by his great-grandfather, Étienne Baldès, who planted his first plots of Cahors vines at Close Triguedina in 1830. The winemaking tradition was passed on from father to son, and Jean-Luc continues the work of his father, Jean Baldès, who enlarged the surface area of the estate to twice its size and developed the production of fine wines. Together with his wife Sabine and daughter Juliette, Jean-Luc has elevated the wines to the highest level in the region. He has now spent 30 years producing wine on this property, to which he remains passionately attached.
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Small Bites, Big Flavors
The Art of Canapés, Cocktails, and Commendable Edibles according to Chef Lorrie V. Reynoso
t’s 5:00PM in Manila House and Chef Lorrie, a classically-trained chef with Le Cordon Bleu-NY pedigree, is busy mixing mayonnaise into a bowl of egg yolks. She’s making a party staple: Caviar Topped Deviled Eggs. However, for her version, Chef Lorrie uses Japanese mayonnaise rather than the regular one for that umami edge. Assisting the New York-trained culinary instructor was a small band of kitchen aides. On the other side of the room were the students, a mix of eager housewives, cooking hobbyists, and kitchen cooks sent by their employers, listening tentatively while jotting down the techniques and substitutions Lorrie would throw in between procedures. The most exciting part, of course, in any cooking demo, is the tasting of finished pieces. The deviled eggs were gone in seconds.
The international chef, who taught at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York, shared some of her favorite recipes, adapting them for the home cook. Chef Lorrie and her team prepared eight starters in total: Spicy Crab Meat with Tobiko on Cucumber Cups; Shanghai Style Tinapa Lumpia; Fresh Tuna Tartare on Wonton Crisp; Smoked Salmon with Mustard Dill Sauce and Capers; Melon Soup with Prosciutto Crumble; Rosemary & Garlic Baked Camembert, Dried Fruits; Baguette and Honey, Caviar Topped Deviled Eggs; and Curried Chicken Canapé with Toasted Cashew. And like any perfect host, Manila House also served G&Ts courtesy of Arc Gin to enjoy with Lorrie’s collection of canapés. 12
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Master conservator Eddie Jose dropped by one evening to talk about his life as an expatriate Filipino specializing in the restoration of rare and precious East Asian artworks He brought with him examples of his works, as well as tools and materials of his trade, which impressed the many Members and guests who came to to listen to him. Among those who attended was his own father, National Artist for Literature and Honorary Member F. Sionil Jose 13
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Drink of the Month
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, let's make a toast to the good times with a glass of MH Old Fashioned made with golden rum, bourbon, MH apple cider syrup, chocolate bitters, citrus zests. Cheers!
Our wine steward recommends pairing this with Lamb Chops from The Grill
RESTAU RANTS AN D O PE RATI N G H OU RS ANAHAW Fine Filipino food in an elegant colonial-inspired setting. TH E G RI LL Cozy yet sophisticated, serving steak and seafood grilled to perfection. (Serving Lunch from 11AM - 2PM • Dinner from 5PM - 10PM on weekdays and until 11PM on weekends) BO N I FACI O D I N I N G Here, comfort food is served from breakfast and lunch through to merienda, high tea and dinner, from pasta with our own special sauces to irresistibly delicious salads and sandwich standards with our own twist. (Weekdays: 11AM - 11PM • Weekends: 11AM - 12MN) AVE N U E BAR An elegant bar that begins indoors and flows into an outdoor deck with incredible views of the BGC skyline. (Weekdays: 7AM - 12MN • Weekends: 7AM - 2AM) 15
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Gobble, Gobble! Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet BR E A D STAT ION
S I D E S S TAT I O N
Assorted Freshly-baked Bread (Pandesal and Soft Roll), Flat Bread and Crackers, Salmon Rillette, Crab Mayo, Herb Cream Cheese, Egg Salad, Hummus, Capers, Sliced Onions, Pickled Cucumber, Tomatoes
Mashed Potato, Roasted Vegetables, Cornbread, Grilled Corn
A S SORT E D CH E E SE BOA R D Manchego, Cambozola, Cheddar, Goat's Cheese, Grapes, Crackers, Olive Sticks, Truffle Honey SA L A D STAT ION Mixed Greens, Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes, Onions, Carrots, Chickpeas, French Beans, Pomelo, Lemon Vinaigrette, Green Goddess Dressing, Caesar Dressing
C A R V I N G S TAT I O N Baked Salmon Dill, Lemon Cream Sauce 16-Hour Slow Roasted Beef Belly Salsa Verde, Peppercorn Sauce Manila House Whole Roasted Turkey Smoked Bacon, Apple and Fennel Stuffing, Meatloaf Stuffing, Giblet Gravy, Cranberry Sauce White or Brown Rice is available upon request
PA S TA S TAT I O N
DE SSERT BU FFET
Roasted Tomato Sauce, Carbonara, Aglio Olio Choice of Penne or Linguine Pasta FlambĂŠed in Parmigiano Reggiano Wheel
Dinner Buffet Menu available at Bonifacio Dining on Thanksgiving Day TH U RS DAY | N OVE M B E R 28 Price P1,800 per person Children under 10 years of age are free Advance reservations required
Tasting Notes This late ripening variety benefited from the long cool Australian summer, which enhanced its optimum varietal character The 2016 Pirramimma Stock's Hill Cabernet Sauvignon displays a bouquet of black briary fruit, cherry, spicy plum with hints of cigar box and violets, with the palate delivering ripe black currant, morello cherry, red capsicum, and chocolate notes complemented by hints of mint and cedar. It is defined to be a rich firmly structured wine with fruit, oak, and tannins in harmony. Our wine steward recommends pairing it with hearty roasted carvings such as Turkey, Roast Beef Belly and Lechon de leche. 16
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What's popping up at our Retail Corner this month THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER SELETTI
Quirky and artsy, but most of all functional, these whimsical designer lamps from Seletti will give your space character and design. The perfect scenography for your home.
NOV 11 - 24
POP-UP: RHETT EALA The pre-holiday 2019 collection from this fashion designer extraordinaire features an exciting and colorful line thatâ€™s locally-inspired, feminine and imaginative in nature.
The Monkey Lamp
Jurassic Lamp Bronto, Rex
Banana Lamp Dewey, Huey, Louie
NOV 22 - 23 | 10AM - 7PM
S O U Q H O L I D AY T R U N K S H O W Something exciting is popping up at Manila House this season! Come check off your holiday gift list at SOUQâ€™s latest trunk show, featuring a host of upcoming and onthe-radar fashion and lifestyle brands, from handcrafted accessories to organic skincare, unique home decor and gourmet food items. Open to Members and guests of Manila House, admission is free. 17
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Cinderella comes to Manila House
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WED | NOV 6 | 5PM
TRUST ISSUES: EON PRESENTS THE PHILIPPINE TRUST INDEX 2019 Who is capitalizing on society’s new currency? Trust is arguably society’s real currency, and as such needs to be managed, invested and grown wisely. EON presents its latest research findings to shed light on the levels and drivers of Filipino trust in society’s key institutions—the business sector, the government, the media, the church, the academe, and non-governmental organizations. Members: Free | Guests: P500
FRI | NOV 8 | 6PM
E N AB STR ACTO: W O R K S B Y PA N D Y AV I A D O WED | NOV 6 | 5PM
INSPIRING INTERLUDE Bullet Dematera presents his latest paintings, inspired by his deep love for nature.
An exhilarating array of abstract works by the prolific and prodigious Virgilio "Pandy" Aviado, the artist, his biographer Saul Hofileña, Jr. once called “the last bohemian.” The exhibition runs until December 15
The exhibition runs until November 30
14 THU | NOV 14 | 3PM
WED | NOV 13 | 6:30PM MIRROR, MIRROR ME ET THE AUTHOR: J I A TO L E N T I N O
She has been hailed as “the voice of her generation.” Brooklyn-based Filipino-American writer Jia Tolentino presents her widely acclaimed book, Trick Mirror, at an exclusive talk and book-signing event. Members: Free | Guests: P500 RSVP required 19
B E YO N D T H E LU G GAG E : T R AV E L M E D I C I N E S A N D VA C C I N E S Travelling is wonderful, but new places may expose you to different germs and diseases. Dr. Benjamin Go Co, pediatrician and infectious diseases specialist, talks about taking preventive steps against infections and diseases when on a trip, and what to do when a nasty bug gets you down. Presented in partnership with Centre Médicale Internationale (CMI)
Members: Free | Guests: P500
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS
ALL CUT UP
The Tomahawk steak on special for only P5,800 at The Grill For reservations, email email@example.com Pre-orders are recommended. NOTE: Promo price cannot be combined with other existing discounts and promotions.
23 MON | NOV 18 | 6PM
L E AV I N G A L E GACY Wei Lun, an Associate Director, Insurance Specialist with Standard Chartered Bank Singapore, talks about how to safeguard your wealth and leave a legacy for your heirs. RSVP required
Limited to the first 30 Members to confirm attendance.
SAT | NOV 23 | 3-6PM
AFTERNOON TEA WITH CINDERELLA
Flutter about with fairies and princesses as Cinderella comes to Manila House. Presented by Ballet Philippines in conjunction with the upcoming ballet performance of Cinderella at the CCP.
Dinner will be served.
Parents and companions are more than welcome to join.
Presented by the International Priority Banking Team of Standard Chartered Singapore
Price: P950 per child, inclusive of afternoon tea Advance reservations required.
MON | NOV 25 | 7PM
JEAN -LUC BALDÈS, THE MASTER OF MALBEC A FOUR -COURSE WINEPA I R I N G D I N N E R W I T H THE WINEMAKER The first grapes were planted by his forefathers in 1830, in the Cahors region. Jean-Luc Baldès continues the family tradition of creating excellent wines at their vineyard, Clos Triguedina, refining in particular the Malbec grape, which originated in France.
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SAT | NOV 23 | 5:30PM
MEET THE WINEMAKER Meet Telmo Rodriguez, the winemaker behind some of Spain's most exciting wines. Five wines Gaba do Xil Godello, Corriente, Dehesa Gago, Pegaso Zeta, Al-Muvedre Tinto Monastrell will be paired with a selection of Spanish tapas Members: P1,500 | Guests: P1,700
Limited to the first ten Members to confirm
WED | NOV 27 | 5:30PM
26 TUE | NOV 26 | 5:30PM
L E T ' S TA L K T U R K E Y : ANNUAL THANKSGIVING C O C K TA I L F O R M E M B E R S A special Members' Mixer hosted by the Club to thank Members for their support and commitment to Manila House.
BOOK L AUNCH: WO M E N I N D I PLO M ACY Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Delia Domingo-Albert launches Women in Diplomacy: The Remarkable Ambassadors in the Philippine Foreign Service, which she edited. Presented by Asia Society Philippines and Manila House Conversations, the book is a compilation of powerful stories and insights from Filipina diplomats as well as a unique look into Philippine foreign policy from 1898 to the present.
Members: P2,900 | Guests: P3,200 Advance reservations required.
Drinks and canapés will be served Gin courtesy of Iron Balls
A selection of Triguedina wines will be available for order and delivery after dinner at a special rate for Members
With entertainment by Upcast Band
A panel discussion follows with Amb. Albert, Amb. Isabel Caro Wilson, and Amb. Rora Navarro-Tolentino
Your early RSVP is appreciated
RSVP required 20
Manila House Members now enjoy reciprocal rights at the following Clubs
STR AITS CL AN Singapore straitsclan.com
THE AMERICAN CLUB HONG KONG
UNITED SERVICES RECREATION CLUB
WO RK CLU B G LO BAL
B RO DY L A N D
Hong Kong americanclubhk.com
Sydney and Melbourne, Australia workclubglobal.com
TH E STACK
Cape Town, South Africa thestack.co.za
Hong Kong usrc.org.hk
Budapest, Hungary brody.land
CARTEL MEMBERS CLUB Cape Town, South Africa ideascartel.com
TOWE R CLU B S I N GAP O RE
ART Y Z E N CLU B
TH E CIT Y S O C I E T Y
TH E Q U O RU M
Beijing, China thecitybeijing.com
M O D E RN I ST
San Francisco, CA USA modernist.club
Hong Kong artyzenclub.com
Gurugram, India thequorum.club
TH E CO U RT
London, United Kingdom thecourt.co.uk
Please note that all requests for visits to and bookings at our reciprocal clubs must be coursed through Manila House at least three (3) days before your intended visit. Please include the dates of your visit, as well as the number of guests you wish to bring, as each club sets its own limits. We kindly remind you to wait for email confirmation that your visit has been approved before proceeding to the reciprocal club. Please refrain from calling the reciprocal club directly to announce your visit. You may also be required to present your Manila House Membership Card when you arrive at the reciprocal club.
MANILA HOUSE NOVEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER