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Forget the diet & feast: a Kadayawan food guide

Kadayawan is the celebration of bountiful harvest, and the
season to forget the diet and feast on the Davao offerings of fresh fruits and
local cuisine. Here are the stops you should be at to refuel your festival
energy.
Misto at SEDA Hotel.
With every bite, sip and minute of sleep at SEDA Hotel, you
keep the Philippine National Bird away from extinction. The hotel teamed up
with the Philippine Eagle Foundation as its beneficiary of the promotion.
Diola, the mother of Pag-asa, is exhibited at the lobby.
Sip: Ascend. Dedicated to Fighter, the 3-year old male eagle
rehabilitated from a gunshot. Part of the sales of Ascend will go to the foundation.
Ascend. Your order of this drink at Seda can save the Philippine Eagle from extinction
Feast: Flavors of Mindanao. On going until August 31, Sous
Chef Giovanna “Bang” Flores whips up lunch and dinner sets (Php 780 nett),
which will include beef short ribs, grilled seafood on skewers, and mangosteen
mousse and durian crème brûlée for desserts.
Special Kadawayan Dinner Buffet on August 20, Thursday, will
include the classic lechon, slow-cooked roast beef short plate, grilled squid
paella, and many more (Php 980 nett for adults, Php 680 nett for kids aged
7-12, and free for kids aged 6 and below). Talentadong Pinoy Grand Champion,
Neil Llanes, is guest performer.
Go for this on the Seda’s Kadaywan buffet offering on August 20- the Mussels topped with Malagos Cheese
Sleep: Avail of the “Kadayawan Holiday Stay” until the end
of the month. Included on each stay will be a gift bag from the Philippine
Eagle Center, which includes a hand-sewn toy made by the Manobo-Tinananon women
of Arakan, North Cotabato.
RBG at Park Inn by Radisson.
Sip: Alcoholic or non-alcoholic, the Pomejito (pomelo +
mojito. Php 155.00 net) drink is a refreshing drink after hours of dancing on
the streets.
Festival cooling agent- Pomejitos. Alcoholic or mock cocktail, your choice.
Feast: The hotel’s signature Supersize Family Meal is
twisted into a Boodle Fight style meal availbale daily until the end of the
month. A mélange of Filipino favorites like Grilled Vegetable Salad with Chevre
Cheese, Tinolang Manok Soup, grilled and fried seafoods, along with chicken,
pork, lumpia and pancit, plus desserts of Special Davao Cake and fresh fruits
can be shared by 6-7 people. (Php1,999.00 net).
This is worth fighting- the Grilled Vegetable with Chevre Cheese, a serving in Park Inn’s Boodle Fight meals
The end prize of the Boodle Fight- the first successful dessert of RBG the chocolate cake with a hint of durian & smothered in Malagos dark chocolate
Added fun: Post your fun Instapic on the “Wall of Memories” and
get a chance to win a hotel gift certificate on September 3.
Sleep: The Kadayawan Room package at Park Inn by Radisson
Davao (Php5, 000 per night) will include an overnight stay, breakfast for two
adults and two children, and a Quickfire 4-course set lunch.
Marco Polo Davao.
See: The Heart of Davao is showcased at the lobby featuring
the beats of the city—fashion, handcrafted accessories and decors, blooms and a
photo exhibition.
Feast: Newly appointed Executive Sous Chef Alex Destriza
prepares his first festival spread highlighting the a la carte menu at the Polo
Bistro poolside eatery. Go for the Malagos Green Salad with sauteed garlic
shrimps drizzled with Davao suka emulsion and the Sous vide Beef Tenderloin in
Bistek Sauce. Both are prepared and cooked perfectly.
A steak so tender. This is a Kadayawan highlight of Marco Polo’s new sous chef
Layers of flavor on this salad at Marco Polo
SM Lanang Fountain Court
Listen: The Davao Gourmet Collective this weekend, August
21-23, is serving live music as well. Techy Romantics, Up Dharma Down,
Skymarines and BP Valenzuela will take turns on stage.
Feast: This season’s offering will be exciting with the
addition of new players in the hood. While you may still want to a bite of your
regular favorites, start your feasting with my personal top picks: the Alibaba’s
shawarma (pork or chicken on wrap or pita pocket), Jam Food’s angus tapa, and
SOUL Kitchen’s chicken wrap and meatless taco salad.

A new & delicious entry to the SM Gourmet Collective- ALibaba’s shawarma, a must eat
Jam Food’s Angus Tapa is to die for
It’s a 3-day affair, you will surely be able to sample all
the offerings from La Bodeguita, Cellar de Boca, Don Durian’s, Classio Pizza,
Kushiya, Backyard Burger, Café El Gato and the desserts of Carmela’s, JR Pastry
& Osvaldo’s.
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