The heart of Davao is beating at the Marco Polo

Recently, Marco Polo Davao unveiled its Heart of Davao exhibition, a visual display of everything beautiful and exciting about Davao-- handicrafts, fashion and photographs capturing the everyday life in this Southern city.

The Heart of Davao exhibition will run until the end of August at the Marco Polo Davao lobby

Officially opening the exhibition

Opening the event was a fashion show that featured the collections of Davao's young designers to watch out for, all groomed by the PWC Fashion Design Program.

Hand painted piña ensemble by Junnie Artajo

Boxy tops by Lala Chua

Wilson Limon's tribal printed jerseys.

The team from the PWC Fashion Design Program

Designer to watch: Lala Chua

Designer to watch: Wilson Limon

The Camera Club of Davao once again exhibited their expertise in freezing the pulses of the city in frames.

The Camera Club of Davao

Exhibited in areas are Mindanaoan handicrafts translated into home decor and fashion accessories.

The Davao beat was beating at the Cafe Marco as well. Newly appointed Executive Sous Chef, Alex Destriza, worked is magic in creating culinary pieces that translates the beauty of Davao in flavors.

Available from August 17-23 only:
At Cafe Marco: buffet meals Php 1,200 for lunch & Php 1,500 for dinner
At Polo Bistro: 2 choices of 3-course meals at Php 888 (sample dishes below)

Opening night menu

Sweet corn bisque:  Lapu-lapu croquette with Ube tarragon cream

Malagos greens & fern salad: sautéed garlic shrimps, guava jelly, roasted peanuts drizzled in Davao suka emulsion

Sous vide beef tenderloin "Bistek Sauce"

Dinner mates- Ken Ong, Josef Ledesma, MPD Communications Manger, DOT-XI RD Robby Labado & Ian Garcia

The 37-year old Chef was part of the hotel team during his formative years from 1998-2004 before leaving to work in Ireland for a year, where he received an opportunity to embrace and adapt to a new culinary culture. Before returning to MPD, he worked with The Peninusla Manila from 2006-2015.

Newly appointed Executive Sous Chef, Alex Destriza

The Marco Polo Kadayawan exhibition and food highlights will run for the whole month of August.

Slefie of the night with Joji Ilagan Bian with daughter, Nicole, & MPD GM Dottie Wurgler

Claude & Tess L'neindre with the women of Crystal Seas

In support of schoolmates. Students from the PWC attending the opening night.