دوسيت ثاني مانيلا، الفلبين
Museo Pambata and Sipat Lawin Join Dusit Thani Manila’s Sunday Family Crossover Brunch this October
“Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each”. -- Plato
Makati, Philippines – Sundays just get better at Dusit Thani Manila this month of October. In partnership with Museo Pambata, Dusit Thani Manila features ‘Sipat Lawin, a Storytelling Ensemble at the Kids’ Zone of the famed Sunday Family Crossover Brunch in a month-long educational adventure for its dining guests, children and adults alike.
Aside from the nearly 4-hour ultimate gastronomic adventure where guests literally cross over from one specialty restaurant to another to sample a wide array of international dishes, Dusit Thani Manila also created the Kid’s Zone, where the young and the young at heart can participate in a different set of playtime and arts & crafts activities per week in between their foodie expedition.
Children will be taught how to make monkey puppets, fairy and dwarf sand art, animal paper plate masks and monster hats from 11:30 am to 3:00pm. At 1:00pm, a 15-minute theatrical storytelling will be presented by the Sipat Lawin Ensemble.
This year, Dusit Thani Manila has partnered with different sectors to help raise funds for the children of Bantay Bata Foundation and Operation Smile. This time, the hotel has partnered with Museo Pambata, one of the Philippines’ pioneers in children museums and is the first children's discovery museum in the country. Founded nearly two decades ago, Museo Pambata’s commitment in providing alternative education and upholding the welfare of children lives on. It is indeed a haven where learning begins and fun never ends.
Schedule of Storytelling and Art Activities: Oct. 7 The Monkey and the Tortoise - monkey puppets; Oct. 14 The Blind Fairy - Fairy/Dwarf Sand Art; Oct. 21- The Tin Forest - animal paper plate masks; Oct.28 - Where The Wild Things Are - Monster Hats.
The only one of its kind, the Crossover Brunch redefines the concept of buffet and restaurant hopping in the metro. Imagine a hotel-wide celebration where guests freely explore a vast, mouthwatering selection of unlimited international cuisines from the hotel’s four specialty restaurants.
Located at the ground level, Basix All-Day Dining Restaurant offers countless Asian and Western cuisines inside the all-day dining restaurant’s bright, sunny and casual interiors. The buffet spread features an irresistible collection of appetizers, main dishes, seafood selection, live carving, grilling stations, and numerous desserts.
Apart from the award-winning design of Umu Japanese Restaurant’s main and private dining areas, the restaurant’s overall aura and picturesque koi pond likewise promotes a state of calm and serenity. Take the time to enjoy the freshest sushi, sashimi and robata items, as well as the most luxurious ingredients prepared into luscious dishes by Umu’s Japanese chef.
Not to be missed is Benjarong Royal Thai restaurant, with its elegant and intricate interiors, located at the hotel’s mezzanine level. Experience a true taste of Thailand through Benjarong’s unparalleled bestselling dishes cooked by the Thai chef. Get your fix of the best Phad Thai and Tom Yam Gung, and discover a range of authentic fares full of unique Thai spices and flavors.
Enter Tosca Italian Grill and bask in its chic and sophisticated ambiance. Whet your appetite with the restaurant’s sumptuous assortment of salads, pasta, pizza and other meat and seafood dishes brimming with rich Italian flavors. The colorful array of sweets would also make a perfect finale to the feast.
Available from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Sunday, partake in the Sunday Family Crossover Brunch priced at PHP 1,800 net per person for the grandest weekend experience. Children from 6 to 12 years of age are entitled to a 50% discount; and children 5 years old and below are free of charge. The Sunday Family Crossover Brunch is inclusive of unlimited beverage featuring each restaurant’s signature refreshment.
Sipat Lawin Ensemble (SLE) is an edge work, site-specific theater company composed of young Theater Arts alumni from the Philippine High School for the Arts, and their collaborators. Changing the landscape of theater performances in the Philippines, Sipat Lawin engages in ensemble and collaborative work as the group aims to develop a contemporary community theater experience shared among artists and audiences inside and/or outside the four walls of the theater. The Ensemble aims to create and develop new forms of inter-action, social functions and modes of communication. Crossing and blurring boundaries among different performance media, SLE collaborates with top artists from different fields. Engagement. Proximity. Coverage. We don’t make plays. We create experiences.
One of the featured storytellers this month of October at the Sunday Family Crossover Brunch is JK Anicoche. He is an art practitioner of multiple artistic-identities crossing boundaries from mainstream to contemporary performance art movement in the Philippines. He is a Theater Arts graduate at the Philippine High School for the Arts in Mt. Makiling and is a BA Film and Audio Visual Communications student at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. He has appeared in several major theater productions for Philippine Educational Theater Association, Tanghalang Pilipino, Sipat-Lawin Ensemble, Trumpets, Kids Acts Philippines, Ballet Philippines and Exhibition Theater. He was host for the children’s show Miya on QTV 11 in 2007 and had done hosting stints for Art Angel, Batang Bibbo, Kids on Q and Cartoon Network.
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