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Moniker Art Fair and Patrón Tequila

October 14, 2015

ArtsGroup Exhibition | by Harry Seymour

Now in its sixth year, Moniker Art Fair in East London’s Old Truman Brewery is becoming a firm fixture during the week in October when the good, the bad and the ugly descend on London for a heady mix of fairs, exhibitions, auctions and parties. Moniker shares its premises with The Other art fair – a completely artist lead fair. Over 14,000 people attend combined, and the fair generates a real buzz. The art promises to be engaging and innovative – providing some light relief from Frieze.

Moniker Art Fair
Moniker Art Fair

Patrón Tequila have partnered with Assemble London and Moniker Art Fair to create a unique dining experience for the epicurious and culturally inquisitive during East London’s most influential art fair. In a banquet based on Patrón Tequila’s heritage of craft and creativity, the Art of Patrón Cocktail Cantina will see a carefully curated menu of premium Mexican dishes paired with five mini Patrón-inspired custom-made cocktails. With hour-long seated slots able to book throughout Moniker Art Fair, the Art of Patrón Cocktail Cantina will be the only dining experience of its kind at the fair. The Art of Patrón Cocktail Cantina will exhibit canvasses from one of the world’s best street artists Nick Walker, and two exclusive feature chandeliers by Cristina Guitan, which will also retail at the fair, and have been crafted using the iconic Patrón bottles.

Art of Patron at Moniker Art Fair
Art of Patron at Moniker Art Fair

Following a strong resurgence in London’s street and premium Mexican food scenes, as hailed by Dominic Cools-Lartigue, Founder of Streetfeast and Assemble, the Art of Patrón Cocktail Cantina aims to unite the two in a fine-dining experience. With an exciting tasting menu designed by experimental Mexican Chef, Edson Diaz-Fuentes, best known for his recent menu innovation for Wahaca, the five courses including Guacamole with edible Grasshoppers, Rib Eye Tacos and slow cooked Lamb Barbacoa wrapped in agave leaves, fuse traditional techniques and ingredients with modern culinary styles and flavours.

What could be better than art, tequila and Mexican food all under one roof?

By Lucy Way

Moniker Art Fair runs from 15 – 18 October. For more information and tickets please visit: http://monikerartfair.com

For tickets to the Art of Patrón Cocktail Cantina please visit: https://billetto.co.uk/events/98105 (you must have tickets for Moniker to access the Cocktail Cantina)