It’s December. Time to feast guilt-free. If you are looking for something festive and unique to serve to your loved ones (and yourself), look no further. Taste the various dishes and desserts at the Festive Food Holiday Market by the Davao Gourmet Collective (DGC). This delicious event is happening this weekend, December 4 – 6, 2015 at The Atrium of SM Lanang Premier.
Check out these top picks from the purveyors of the Festive Food Holiday Market.
The Crazy Cook
Start your holiday feast with The Crazy Cook‘s Tinapa Tapenade.
This tapenade can be served over bread, with pasta, or even with rice. It is the perfect blend of smokey and salty with a hint of sour. It will surely whet your appetite for more of the holiday’s lip-smacking dishes.
A Filipino celebration is not complete without paella. Try this one by La Bodeguita.
A paellera from La Bodeguita is filled to the brim with tasty seafood atop savory rice. It will make for an awesome centerpiece for your holiday celebration.
Cafe El Gato
And here’s something you can pair with almost anything.
Cafe El Gato‘s Chimichurri Sauce is the perfect companion for your roast beef or as a dip for your chips and bread.
Sea Green Cafe
And for something more wholesome and healthy, pick your choice of pesto sauces by Sea Green Cafe.
Sea Green Cafe has two kinds of pesto you can choose from, Classic Basil and Malunggay Cashew. Try both and pick the one that would best serve as your holiday pasta sauce. And don’t forget to try Sea Green Cafe’s Tablea Cheesecake.
Give a sweet punctuation to your celebrations with a Cheesy Yema Cake by Saging Repablik.
And yes, you can also opt for their famed Banana Torte.
And don’t forget staples of Filipino celebrations.
Casa Ensaimada offers deliciously savory sweet ensaimadas which will bring you back to your childhood days. And pair it with their sugarfree Tsokolate.
Here’s another one for your sweet tooth.
This holiday season, JR Pastry has prepared numerous delicious sweet treats. One of my new favorites is his Espresso Meringue Kisses, a must-try for coffee lovers. It is the perfect bittersweet treat.
From the oven of one of Davao’s masterful pastry chefs, Osvaldo’s Cakes is a luscious to die for cake.
Make your holidays more festive with this Black Forest Gateau. The bitterness and richness of the dark chocolate is perfectly contrasted by the cake’s sweet and fruity elements. This scrumptious cake will delight your eyes and taste buds.
Kai Artisan Chocolates
And here’s the perfect accent to your celebrations. And the perfect gift to celebrate the season.
Kai Artisan Chocolates is Davao’s best chocolatier. Every season, Kai produces new and exciting truffles and pralines that will make you want to have more. My top picks from her Holiday offerings are the Karat Pralines with whiskey, my all-time favorite Tequila Rose Truffles, and White Chocolate Matcha Truffles.
And here’s an awesome cooler for the holidays.
Complete your celebrations with Stellina’s Lemonade. Serve it as a refreshing drink or use it’s tarty goodness as base for your holiday concoctions.
Sugar Cane Bar
Or opt for something natural.
Tubo Juices by the Sugar Cane Bar is a definite crowd-pleaser. It is naturally sweet and would be perfect with almost anything.
Davao’s foodies and gourmands will surely enjoy everything at the Festive Food Holiday Market by the Davao Gourmet Collective. Don’t miss this season’s best of Davao food. Visit the Festive Food Holiday Market from December 4 – 6, 2015 at SM Lanang Premier.
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