Foodies unite at the The Davao Gourmet Collective

The Davao Gourmet Collective opened yesterday at the SM Lanang Premier and will be serving goodies only until tomorrow, August 18, Sunday. 

This event gathers some of Davao's exceptional chefs and restauranteurs in one venue and showcase their gourmet dishes for everyone to enjoy.

The Davao Gourmet Collective with DOT Regional DIrector Arturo Boncato & Asst. Mall Manager Jerome Yeo

DOT Regional Director Arturo Boncato officially opened the event.

Joining the gastronomic fair are:

The HRH of Davao cheese, Olive Puentespina, who undoubtedly has the best booth in the lot. Superb presentation and fabulous free sampling on the best cheeses the Malagos Farmhouse has created.

Cheese maker Olive Puentespina

Budding chef Monica Floirendo going Mexican on this event with Barrio Burrito...

It's Mexican for budding chef Monica Floirendo with her cousins Jaime & Victoria.

Sweet tooth pacifier Jonathan Ramirez showcases the JR goodies.

Jonathan Ramirez of JR & Jonathan's Cupcakery with his sister Joan.
(Inset) Must-try creation- Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cake 

Beko's Biik and its popular Lechon Loaf.

Bunny Lim with daughter and the famous Davao Lechon Loaf

Osvaldo's Cakes created a delectable array for the Kadayawan-- the Durian Cake, Pomelo Cheesecake & Spicy Dilis Cupcake (inset), among his other popular offerings.

Good-looking & creative baker, Joel Rodriguez, with his sugary delights.

The Crazy Cook & Bangkok Wok gives Davao another chance to bite on its famous Bao-Paos & Thai-inspired delights.

Carmina del Rosario (here with JP Punsalan) & the vegetarian Bao-Pow of Shitake Mushrooms & Cucumber.

Cellar de Bocca offers its bestsellers- different flavored empanadas & wines.

Tricie Arcenas of Cellar de Boca

And many more tasty gourmet treats from Villa Margarita (try their Quatro Formazzi Lasagna), Morisco Ristorante Italiano, BluGre Cafe and Hog's Breath Cafe.

First on the scene:

Jason Yeo & Vince Arcenas

Young foodies Sophia, Enzo & Iago.

Pat Montemayor with Marilous & AF Sian

Briana Ramos, Itang Laxa & Anavi Ramos

Raffy & Inday del Rosario

SM Lanang Premier Team

Marites & Ricky Pineda with  Camille & Bobby Dakudao

Mia Pineda, Tobi Ang, Mia Floirendo & Raffy del Rosario

Ana Marie Cacho-Garcia with good friend from Iloilo

Morris & Bianca with their kids.

Raymond & Chiara dela Paz

Paco Asistido with his family

With Kenneth Ong & Marissa Tionko

With Mia, Cyril, JP & Joel