Arte Story

A story and a learning journey how Arte evolved from being a French restaurant to wine retail through online e-commerce shop…

Before Arte was born, the owner of Arte, Vincent Tai, firstly established Daiichi Art Space in Feb 2016 at the same premise where Arte was located. The gallery was officiated by Y.A.B. Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang on 27 Feb 2016. In conjunction with the opening, about 50 participating artists from 8 countries were present for the international art exhibition.

2016-07-05 Arte Official Opening.
“Food is also a form of art, and we felt they complement each other. The idea was to create an atmosphere where people can dine and learn more about art,” said Vincent Tai.
2016-07-07 Ch’ng Huck Theng, Chairman of Association of Tourism Attractions Penang, ATAP (left 2), Art Collector cum Orthopaedic Surgeon, MBBS (Malaya), MS Ortho (Malaya)) and their Mrs dined at Arte
2016-09-04 Team Building @ Escape
2017-02-01 Arte Annual Dinner at Macalister Mansion, Penang.

21 MAR 2017 – The only restaurant in Penang being invited by Embassy of France in Malaysia for participating in Good France 2017, 2000 Chefs from 5 Continents awere creating 2000 French cuisine menus on this day.

21 April 2017 Mahler Besse French Wine Pairing Dinner Event Organised by Arte and Asia Euro

From left: IWFS Vice President Mr Chong, Asia Euro Regional Sales Manager William Chong, renown food blogger CK Lam, Mahler Besse Area Export Manager Ms Marlene Darjour, Vincent Tai, Asia Euro Sales Manager James

July 2017 Celebrating Arte 1st Anniversary
March 2018 Good France 2018
2018-07-18 Arte 2nd Anniversary Dinner Event
2018-11-10 Montes Masterclass at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Photo with H.E. Rodrigo Perez Manriquez, Ambassador of Chile to Malaysia (Left 1st) and Montes Chile owner Mr Aurelio Montes Sr (Left 4th)
2019-01-01 New Year Dinner with art collectors
2019-01-03 New Year Dinner with art collectors
Jan 2019 A Sweet Proposal Evening @ Arte. Posted with customer consent.
2019-07-17 3rd Anniversary Wine Pairing Dinner Event
March 2020 Movement Control Order Period @ Arte. Hygiene and Sanitizing S.O.P. were strictly conformed.
TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice 2020 Award – Arte (4.5 ratings)
2020-04-17 Arte launched its new online e-commerce shop
31st May 2020 Conditional Movement Control Order Period @ Arte. Our “Restaurant” section operation (cooked food takeaway / dine-in) was closed indefinitely effective on 1 June 2020. We stopped serving cooked food takeaways as well as dine-in services. For the time being, we will put our focus in our online e-commerce shop for wines delivery serving Penang Island and Sungai Petani