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Davao Chocolate Festival 2017 at SM City Davao

Written by Ria Jose

In 2014, SM City Davao pioneered the celebration of the Chocolate Festival in cognizance of the booming cocoa and chocolate industry in Davao. Local chocolatiers, pastry makers, and other purveyors showcased dishes and drinks that feature local beans. This weekend, SM City Davao hosts the Davao Chocolate Festival 2017 once again from October 12 to 15.

Davao Chocolate Festival 2017 at SM City Davao

Davao Chocolate Festival 2017 at SM City Davao

Purveyors and exhibitors from past Chocolate Festivals will be back, along with new food concepts and establishments.

Davao Chocolate Festival 2017 Exhibitors

The Chocolate Festival is a collaboration of SM City Davao and the Cacao Industry Development Association of Mindanao, Inc. (CIDAMI). It aims to bring together the Davao’s best cacao growers and chocolate processors. CIDAMI will be one of the event’s exhibitors.

Returning exhibitors include award-winning Malagos Chocolate, and local chocolatiers Chocolate Bean and Cacao De Davao. Comval Tropical Harvest, Rosario Delicacies, Puratos, Aromacology, Nutri Arch, Fedco, and Chocolate de San Isidro will be displaying and selling their best-selling treats.

Lara Mia leads the list of local dessert shops that will showcase their best chocolate pastries. Also joining are Confex & Co., Yolks, and Milky.

Finally, new food concepts will be at the event to offer their own chocolate delights: Cacao Culture, Chocoloco Inc, Auro Chocolate, Capt Du’s Cacao, A&V, Johanns, Brightside, and Sweets of Tirzah.

There will definitely no shortage of chocolate dishes, desserts, and drinks to satisfy all your chocolate cravings. Whether you like milk, dark, or white chocolate, you have to be at SM City Davao’s Chocolate Festival.

Chocolate Festival Highlights

The Davao Chocolate Festival will hold various events to further add excitement to the festivities.

Before the event formally opens, SM City Davao teased the crowd with a jar of Golden Chocolate Coins. The person who guesses the correct number wins a Golden Ticket. It can be used to redeem a package of chocolate goodies from the festival exhibitors. The winner also gets all the golden coins.

SM City Davao shoppers can also get their own Gold Ticket if they are one of the first 14 lucky shoppers to present a single-receipt purchase of at least P10,000 on October 14.

Chocolate lovers are invited to follow SM o Instagram @SMDavao and share their chocolate stories with their squad with the hashtag #ChocolateDateatSMDavao. The best posts get special prizes. Make sure to tag them and post by October 15.

The event will open on Thursday, October 12 at 10:30 am and will close when the mall closes. The country’s best tablea makers will demonstrate how to make your own chocolate concoctions. On October 13, learn about “The Sweet Journey” of chocolate’s bean to bar story. Finally, explore chocolate as a medium of art during the Chocolate Art expo on October 15.

So gather the gang and prepare to indulge in the best chocolate treats from Davao’s best cacao growers and chocolatiers only at the Davao Chocolate Festival 2017 at SM City Davao.

For more information about events at SM City Davao, visit the SM City Davao Page at http://www.smsupermalls.com/smcitydavao and their FB Page at https://www.facebook.com/smcitydavao. Follow SM City Davao @SMCityDavao on Twitter and @SMDavao on Instagram.

Music and Coffee Festival at The Annex of SM City Davao

Music and Coffee Festival at SM City Davao

Written by Ria Jose

Want to chill this weekend? Enjoy rhythm and brews at the first ever Music and Coffee Festival at SM City Davao. Gather the gang for a bonding session while drinking the best brews from various coffee shops and vendors at The Annex from September 15 to 17, 2017.

Music and Coffee Festival at The Annex of SM City Davao

Music and Coffee Festival at The Annex of SM City Davao

Pop Up Shops

At the center of the Coffee Festival are, of course, pop up shops of various cafes and vendors.

Bo's Coffee Club at the Music and Coffee Festival

Bo’s Coffee Club at the Music and Coffee Festival

The most prominent coffee shop at the festival is Bo’s Coffee Club, a Cebu brand known all over the Philippines.

Local coffee vendors and food bazaar staples Johann’s Coffee, Gypsy Cafe, and Racoma Farms have booths offering coffee concoctions and cakes.

Gypsy Cafe at the Music and Coffee Festival

Gypsy Cafe at the Music and Coffee Festival

Whether you like your coffee strong or sweet, hot, iced, or ice blended, there is a coffee to give you your dose of caffeine.

Also offering cakes and other desserts are Desserts by Timzah and Lara Mia. Their sweet slices are sure to delight and satisfy your saccharine cravings.

Lara Mia Desserts at the Music and Coffee Festival

Lara Mia Desserts at the Music and Coffee Festival

A new cafe on the local food bazaar scene A&V Cafe also has a booth at the festival. And Neon Pigeon, a brand of coffee-based energy drinks, has a booth, as well.

Doughnut shops with specialty coffee drinks have booths at the event. Dunkin’ Donuts and J.Co are both present at the festival.

Music and Coffee Festival Activities

SM City Davao invites all coffeeholics to share their Coffee Flatlay on Instagram and get the chance to win prizes. Just tag @smdavao and use the hashtag #CoffeeDateatSMDavao to join.

Coffee Flatlay at the Music and Coffee Festival

Coffee Flatlay at the Music and Coffee Festival

Fiction Folk will host the Music and Coffee Festival Trivia Night on September 16.

Music and Coffee Festival Trivia Night

Music and Coffee Festival Trivia Night

Categories and questions will not be limited to coffee topics but knowledge of coffee trivia will give you an edge. Interested groups need not pre-register. Just show up, get a table, and join.

Throughout the festival, various musical acts will be performing on stage. Art using coffee will also be on display.

So fulfill your caffeine dreams at the first ever Music and Coffee Festival at The Annex of SM City Davao, only until September 17, 2017.

For inquiries about promos and events at SM City Davao, contact them at +6382-2976998 and like their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/smcitydavao. For updates, follow their social media accounts @SMCityDavao on Twitter and @SMDavao on Instagram.

Durian Festival 2017

Written by Ria Jose

“King of Fruits,” this is what people often call durian. Whether you like it or not, you must admit durian looks regal. And yes, its smell lords over all other fruits. And for those who love it, its taste is simply like no other. Luckily, it is one of the fruits that is bountiful here in Davao and it is one of the fruits that is celebrated during the Kadayawan Festival. And SM Lanang Premier celebrates this king of fruits through the Durian Festival 2017.

SM Lanang Premier's Kadayawan Durian Festival 2016

SM Lanang Premier’s Kadayawan Durian Festival 2016

Durian Festival 2017 Launch

The Kadayawan Durian Festival 2017 launched on August 11 at the SM Lanang Premier Northwing Event Grounds. SM gathered partners in the agriculture industry to celebrate another bountiful harvest of fruits, flowers, vegetables, and crops. And most of all, Davao’s durian.

SM Lanang Premier Mall Manager Therese Lapeña-Manalo shares, “As with every Kadayawan season, SM Lanang Premier is a key venue to celebrate the city’s festivity of bounty and blessing.”

Councilor Marissa Abella, Bureau of Plant Industry Center Chief Dr. Lorna Herradura, Department of Science and Technology Assistant Regional Director Elisa Mae Solidum, SM Supermalls Group Brand Manager Aron Dalaza, and SM Lanang Premier Mall Manager Mary Therese Lapena-Manalo at the opening of SM Lanang Premier's Kadayawan Durian Festival 2017.

Councilor Marissa Abella, Bureau of Plant Industry Center Chief Dr. Lorna Herradura, Department of Science and Technology Assistant Regional Director Elisa Mae Solidum, SM Supermalls Group Brand Manager Aron Dalaza, and SM Lanang Premier Mall Manager Mary Therese Lapena-Manalo at the opening of SM Lanang Premier’s Kadayawan Durian Festival 2017.

If you missed last year’s Durian Festival, don’t miss it this year. The Kadayawan Durian Festival 2017 offers a wide selection of durian varieties, flavors, and even colors.
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RBG Xtreme Meal at Park Inn Davao

Written by Gem Tadefa

Gather the troops. Take a sit and indulge in a delightful feast of enormous portions at the Park Inn by Radisson Davao. Partake in the massive RBG Xtreme Meal. Xtreme has never tasted this good.

Giant Burger, Four Seasons Pizza, Trifle, and Iced Tea of the RBG Xtreme Meal by Park Inn Davao

Giant Burger, Four Seasons Pizza, Monster Trifle, and Iced Tea of the RBG Xtreme Meal by Park Inn Davao

The RBG Xtreme Meal includes a super-sized Four Seasons Pizza, a gigantic One Kilogram Burger, and a Four Layer Monster Trifle. Plus a pitcher of Iced Tea. The components of this mouth-watering set are not available ala carte. Each dish is prepared only for this unbelievably giant set meal.

RBG Xtreme Meal Dishes

Start your mammoth foodie experience with a Four Seasons Pizza.

Four Seasons Pizza - Bacon and Cheese, Pepperoni, Supreme, and 4 Cheese - RBG Xtreme Meal by Park Inn Davao

Four Seasons Pizza – Bacon and Cheese, Pepperoni, Supreme, and 4 Cheese – RBG Xtreme Meal by Park Inn Davao

The pizza is composed of four popular flavors: Bacon and Cheese, Pepperoni, Supreme, and Four Cheese. There’s a flavor for your every pizza craving.

Follow it up or eat it together with a One Kilogram Burger.

1 Kilogram Burger of the RBG Xtreme Meal by Park Inn Davao

1 Kilogram Burger of the RBG Xtreme Meal by Park Inn Davao

A kilogram burger is a carnivore’s dream come true. Enjoy it with your friends. Because food tastes better when shared.
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Lord of the Ribs Davao

Lord of the Ribs Davao | My Davao City

Written by Gem Tadefa

Another delicious import from the Queen City of the South, Cebu City has landed in Davao to satisfy the taste bud cravings of all Davaoñeos. Lord of the Ribs Davao is now open to tease our tongues and fill our tummies.

Lord of the Ribs Davao (LotR) is located between two other restaurants that you can easily spot along Loyola Street in Obrero. The interior looks simple, but the interiors are definitely comfy with a homey ambiance. The entire place can accommodate up to 30 diners.

Lord of the Ribs Davao interiors photo by Gem Tadefa

Lord of the Ribs Davao

Lord of the Ribs Davao has a mouth-watering selection of dishes in huge servings. The restaurant gives you great value for your money with every dish that you order.

Rack of Ribs by LotR

Lord of the Ribs’s hero dish is the lip-smacking Rack of Ribs. Obviously.

Rack of Ribs with Curry Rice and White Sauce (P270) by Lord of the Ribs Davao

Rack of Ribs by Lord of the Ribs

At only P270, it may sound pricey. One serving includes their 500 grams of their signature ribs with barbeque sauce, curry or java rice, and a side of white sauce. So you get a lot of yummy bites with your P270. One serving is good for one to two diners.
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Crispy Pork Binagoongan (Crispy Pork with Shrimp Paste) and Poqui Poqui (Ilocano Vegetable Omelette) by Bagoong Club Davao

Bagoong Club Davao

Written by Gem Tadefa

Bagoong Club is finally in Davao! They have converted an old family house into a cozy chow place showcasing Bagoong and Filipino Cuisine.

Bagoong Club serves mouth-watering Filipino dishes. Most menu items are flavored with “bagoong” or shrimp paste. Obviously. Some dishes are traditional Filipino dishes. A few ones are unique regional dishes. But majority of the menu items are familiar Filipino dishes prepared and served with a unique twist. From appetizers to desserts, there is something interesting to try.

Every meal starts with a complimentary serving of singkamas (jicama) sticks and a sampling of their two bagoong varieties: spicy and sweet.

Bagoong Club Appetizers: Mangga't Bagoong (Green Mangoes with Shrimp Paste))and Chicharon Bulaklak  (Deep Fried Pork Intestines)

Bagoong Club Appetizers: Mangga’t Bagoong and Chicharon Bulaklak

Bagoong Club Appetizers

The complimentary singkamas and bagoong is not enough for any bagoong lover. It’s just the beginning. Order their Mangga’t Bagoong with your choice of their trademark bagoongs: Regular, Sweet, or Spicy. One serving costs only P120. And it is sure to satisfy your bagoong craving. Other appetizers to try are the Chicharon Bulaklak (Deep Fried Pork Intestines) and the Calamares.

Manggat Bagoong (Green Mangoes with Shrimp Paste) by Bagoong Club Davao

Manggat Bagoong by Bagoong Club

Chicharon Bulaklak (Deep Fried Pork Intestines) by Bagoong Club

Chicharon Bulaklak by Bagoong Club

You can opt to start your meal with the Crispy Salad or a Steamed Vegetable Platter if you want something more healthy and wholesome.

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