The Negros Museum opened its newer Museum Café last Friday, June 24, 2011 at 6:30PM.
Different artists from all disciplines and from all parts of Negros came together to show their support for the opening of the new addition of the local museum. Theater groups from BINHI Creative Arts, Maskara Theater Ensemble and Negrense musicians performed different numbers during the celebration. Raymond Legaspi, a Silaynon artist, also presented his past visual artworks in exhibit at the PHINMA Main Gallery and mural at the garden of the Café entitled "Hacienda Unwind".
On the same night, a special auction for the benefit of The Negros Museum also happened. Ten of the most successful artists of Negros, two of them were Charlie Co and Nune Alvarado, each agreed to work on a very special board set with a historic piece from Silay City.
The Museum Café also showcased the work of 10 volunteer photographers around the province who came to share their time for the Negros Museum. The Museum Café will be using more than 200 photos from the special photo shoot sessions that these hobbyists and professional photographers have done for the past few days.
The Museum Cafe's unique menu boasts its fresh and natural ingredients which are mostly locally sourced and produced. They will serve Batangas coffee and the Buenos Aires blend of Ma-ao. This is the only café in Negros that will serve 10 of the "Top 100 Teas" in the World which includes Rosebud Tea, Black Peony Tea, Lapsang Souchong Smoked Black Tea, Big Leaf Baimudan White Tea and many more.
Just as bread were baked hundreds of years ago, the four kinds of bread for your sandwich is made the old fashion way: white flour, whole wheat flour, corn flour, water, yeast and our humble Bago sea salt. One can choose from 36 different combinations of sandwiches with ham made from scratch like the one-year cured ham Pata Negros, or with fruit jams or with Sagay beef croquettes. The light homemade young cheese from La Carlota milk and curdled with lime (certainly a must-try!) is also an exciting addition to the list.
The Museum Café serves local and international liquor from 4PM and onwards. Sweet pastries and non-alcoholic beverages are also available.
For more information and other details, please find NegrosMuseumTNM on Facebook or follow their blogs at http://negrosmuseum.blogspot.com or call (034) 708-5080 / (+63) 0921-330-7861. The Negros Museum and Museum Café are both open from Tuesdays to Sundays, 10AM to 8PM.
--- From The Negros Museum Press Release | Photo Credits to Quino Yao, Ronnie Baldonado, Jomi Garrucho, Dr. Mike David