Mulberry Door and GREAT Women Make A Case For Indigenous Empowerment
Sit down at Mulberry Door, support one GREAT Women cause
With all the great women that make international news—Amal Clooney, Greta Thunberg, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—we might get a little sidetracked from our own homegrown names that deserve our attention, too. But lest we get lost in the glitz and glam of foreign shores (again), we’re highlighting a partnership that’s a win-win for everyone: Mulberry Door x GREAT Women.
Mulberry Door and nawwTys Kitchen’s Trish Panlilio might not be strange to utter; she’s a successful restaurateur that’s mastered the art of uplifting local flavors. Meanwhile, GREAT Women is a platform that supports women-led enterprises and economic empowerment. So the partnership between them, as we said earlier, is a definite no-brainer that deserves our attention.
Here’s the deal: the culinary collaboration is already running and will continue to do so until the end of the year. And every time someone orders one of the specifically chosen dishes from Mulberry Door’s menu, a portion of its sales will be used directly in support of indigenous women weavers.
In particular, the proceeds will help provide eyeglasses and spools of thread to the Bagobo Tagabaw and Ibaloi women weavers—it sounds simple, but it’ll make a world of difference. Besides, you’ll help keep local culture alive.
We all talk a big game about supporting local production and being sustainable and being feminist and empowering the underdog. We share tweets that bring international issues to light, whether we support them or oppose them. We speak and type away when it’s good for us, when we have a little dirty laundry to air out or an opinion that we feel needs to be heard. All this talk is getting tiring, isn’t it?
Well, here’s our chance to (quite literally) put our money where our mouths are. And hey, it’s being served in a delicious plate of comfort food, too, so you won’t find us complaining. It might not seem like much, giving some women eye glasses and some assets that they can turn into profit, but it might just be this different kind of privileged thinking that stops the little girl from playing with the big guys—and we won’t have any of that.
The selected menu from Mulberry Door includes Chipirones, Bone Marrow Onion Soup, Mushroom Chicken Asiago served with Sourdough Bread, Callos with Garlic Baguette, Luca’s Chicken Kiev with Mashed Potatoes, Eggplant Parmigiana with Ciabatta and Lemon Carbonara. Mulberry Door is located at 8 Forbestown Road, BGC, Taguig City and is open daily from 11AM to 11PM.
Art Alexandra Lara