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The Grand Lobby of the Marco Polo Davao featuring arrangement by Green Style and Indigenous Instruments courtesy of Arch Jose Racho

Marco Polo Davao Kadayawan Art Exhibit

Written by Ria Jose

The Grand Lobby of the Marco Polo Davao featuring arrangement by Green Style and Indigenous Instruments courtesy of Arch Jose Racho

The Grand Lobby of the Marco Polo Davao featuring a Garment by Jun Artajo, Floral Arrangement by Green Style and Indigenous Instruments courtesy of Arch Jose Racho

Did you know Davao’s Kadayawan Festival is the only major festival in the Philippines that is not rooted in Christian feast? Rather, it is a thanksgiving celebration that features the unique melting pot culture of Davao. It gives tribute and highlights the 10 tribes of Davao, the source of Davao’s rich history, arts, and culture.

In celebration of Kadayawan 2015, Marco Polo Davao shines the spotlight on Davao’s unique arts and culture through a unique Kadayawan Art Exhbit. The exhibit features Davao’s culture expressed through the modern arts of fashion design and photography.

Fashion by PWC of Davao Fashion Design Program

Gown by Emi-Englis featured at the Marco Polo Davao Kadayawan Art Exhibit

Gown by Emi-Englis featured at the Marco Polo Davao Kadayawan Art Exhibit

The Kadayawan Art Exhibit features garments and accessories designed by the students and faculty of the Philippine Women’s College of Davao Fashion Design Program. The designs use indigenous materials and textiles from and inspired by the lumads (indigenous people) of Davao.
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Prawns Thermidore by Polo Bistro of Marco Polo Davao

Polo Bistro

Written by Ria Jose

As part of the Davao Food Appreciation Tour, fourteen very lucky bloggers ate a five-course meal at the Polo Bistro Pool Lounge of the Marco Polo Hotel.

First off, we tried the very peppery (but not spicy) Pepper-Crusted Seared Tuna served with Cucumber and Kani Relish. It was very successful in making our tongues be prepared for more Continental Cuisine delights prepared by Sous Chef Alex Bomanlag.

Pepper-Crusted Seared Tuna served with Cucumber and Kani Relish by Polo Bistro of Marco Polo Davao

Pepper-Crusted Seared Tuna served with Cucumber and Kani Relish by Polo Bistro of Marco Polo Davao

After the appetizer, we were served the very rich, very flavorful, and very, very cheesy French Onion Soup with Parmesan, Mozarella, and Ementhal Cheeses. Being a cheese-lover, I was enamored with the French Onion Soup. The cheeses complemented the delicate soup very well. I do not eat onions but I savored every onion strip in that soup.

French Onion Soup by Polo Bistro of Marco Polo Davao

French Onion Soup by Polo Bistro of Marco Polo Davao

Then came the salad and main dish combo. The Fresh Greens and Fruits Salad with Cesar Dressing was served with the main dish in order to cleanse our palates for the delectable main dish we were going to eat. The serving of the main dish was preceded by a live cooking presentation of our food. (SEE VIDEO!)
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