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.
2016-02-27 Official Opening of Daiichi Art Space and International Art Exhibition
We began designing Arte interior – our ideal toilet facility before everything else in order to give the most comfortable and hygienic experience. Toto Japan’s electronic bidet with seat warmer and the The Dyson Airblade Wash + Dry hand dryer (Retail price about RM8,000) washes and dries your hands at the sink with Airblade™ technology. The Dyson’s HEPA filter captures up to 99.95% of particles up to 0.3 microns from the washroom air, before it’s blown on to hands. So hands are dried with cleaner air.
2016-04-28 1st Food Tasting before Arte was born
2016-05-05 2nd Food Tasting before Arte was born
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.
April 2017 Congratulations to the lovely couple S & C on this memorable ‘I do’ evening tonight! Hope you guys enjoyed the moments at Arte and wish you two all the best in the journeys ahead, TOGETHER.
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
September 2017 Culinaire Malaysia 2017 MLA Golden Bull Culinary Challenge – Bronze Award
2017-10-29 Outing with Arte Team in Ipoh and Lost World of Tambun.
2018-02-14 Valentine’s Day Dinner Theme – Flavour of the Time.
2018-03-02 Arte Won InPenang Best Restaurants 2018
March 2018 Good France 2018
2018-07-18 Arte 2nd Anniversary Dinner Event
Received Masterclass Certificate from Mr Aurelio Montes Sr, owner of Montes Wines Chile Photo with H.E. Rodrigo Perez Manriquez, Ambassador of Chile to Malaysia Best tasting wine of the evening 2018-11-10 Montes Masterclass by Mr Aurelio Montes Sr at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Kuala Lumpur
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)
“Jason Can’t Cook at Arte Restaurant with Chef Jay Tey” On Air Malaysia Astro TV ch301 & ch306 on 23 Dec 2018, 10pm Produced by Full Time Living
2018 Christmas Wine Pairing Dinner
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.
2019-02-14 Valentine’s Day Wine Pairing Dinner Event
2019-02-25 Arte Annual Dinner In Hatyai, Thailand
2019-04-12 Wine & Snacks Event
2019-06-07 IWFS (International Wine & Food Society) Dinner Event
2019-07-17 3rd Anniversary Wine Pairing Dinner Event
2019-06-25 Castello Banfi Wines Tasting Event presented by William Chong, Regional Sales Manager of Asia Euro
2019-10-17 Italian Wine Journey Private Wine Tasting Event with Mr. Rabatti Ruben
2019-10-18 Private Party Dinner & Wines Event
2020-02-14 Valentine’s Day Wine Pairing Dinner Event
March 2020 Movement Control Order Period @ Arte. Hygiene and Sanitizing S.O.P. were strictly conformed.
2020-04-17 Arte launched its new online e-commerce shop https://www.arte.my.
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