The Best of Davao at Seda Abreeza

THE king of the Philippine skies, the Cheese Queen and the world-class, award-winning chocolate— it’s all for one and one for all, that’s how it is for Seda Abreeza on this Kadayawan month of 2016.

Cheers to the Best of Davao at Seda Abreeza. Seda's Faith Dimaano, Kathy Namuag, Rex Puentespina of Malagos Chocolates, Olive Puentespina of Malagos Cheese, Dennis Salvador of PEF, Art Boncato, & Seda GM Ken Kapulong

With all eyes in Davao City, Seda Abreeza brings in a big blast of offerings in this year’s Kadayawan Festival celebration. The urban lifestyle hotel sums up its August promotions and dubs it as “Discover the Best of Davao.” This includes: Best Stays, Best Dining Experience, and Best Concoctions.

Mindanawan theme for the hotel this festival season

“This is our way of delighting not only the Dabawenyos, but those who visit Davao and see what it has to offer. This is our way of participating in this year’s very exciting Kadayawan season,” said the Seda General Manager Ken Kapulong at the dinner affair launching the Best of Davao partnerships.

Queen of Davao cheese, Olive Puentespina, has put Davao on the world cheese culinary map

Best Stays

“We thought of putting our partnership with Philippine Eagle Foundation on another level, this time tying up with the entire Seda Hotel chain in the conservation mission. We are adopting PEF’s bird ambassadors,” Kapulong said.

Seda Hotels is granting a cash donation of P100,000 to fund the food and veterinary care of the five PEF bird ambassadors: Hali-a, a Brahminy Kite; Kuli, a male Philippine Serpent Eagle; Lali, a Pinsker’s Hawk Eagle; Silim, a female Minadano lowland Scops Owl; and Asul, a male white-bellied sea eagle.

PEF Bird Ambassador- Kuli, Philippine Serpent Eagle, & Silim, a Minadano lowland Scops Owl

Guests who will avail the Best Available Rates from July to September 2016 will get the chance to help in the conservation mission, whichever Seda Hotel they are checking in.

This initiative is for the benefit of the Bird Ambassadors in the Philippine Eagle Center, which are often presented in the organization’s Keeper Talks – part of the center’s information and education drives. As a chain, one of the center’s preserved eagle, “Diola” is also back in the Seda Abreeza hotel lobby to further raise awareness and learning to guests who come and stay at the hotel.

PEF's keeper with Asul, a white-bellied sea eagle, one of PEF's Bird Ambassadors

“As one of the leading hotel chains in the country, this partnership will serve as a strategic avenue for us to strengthen educational campaigns on the foundation’s conservation mission,” said PEF Executive Director Dennis Salvador.

HM Ken Kapulong and PEF Executive Director Dennis Salvador with Asul, one of the adopted Bird Ambassadors of Seda Abreeza

Best Dining Experience

At Misto, Sous Chef Bang Flores said, “I am diverting from the traditional ingredients and recipes and prepare something different on the Kadayawan spread. It will highlight the other bountiful ingredients of Davao and tweak the preparation to excite the palate.”

Serving something new on Seda's Kadaywan spread, Sous Chef Bang Flores with the Inihaw na Liempo Calzone

Inihaw na Tangigue instead of Tuna Panga

Malagos Cheese accompanies the Wine Buffet daily.

Must try. Malagos Chocolate Cake with Durian Frosting.

Set meals are offered from August to September (Php 780 net) and a dinner buffet is a must during Kadayawan, which will also be highlighted by live cultural performances by award-winning dance troupe Madayaw Cultural Ensemble.

Kadayawan buffet nights at Misto will be highlighted by a live cultural performance by award-winning dance troupe Madayaw Cultural Ensemble

Best Concoctions

Four different beverage offerings will be launched this August, each catering to the various tastes and preferences of Misto diners.

“Madayaw” is the August cocktail of the month

The first is in partnership with internationally-renowned Malagos Chocolates: the Malagos. Hot Choco paired with a local classic, “suman.”

Second, for those who wish to experience a wine-and-cheese pairing with Davao’s very own Malagos cheeses, Misto offers it daily.

Third is the Kadayawan Fruit Blend, a fruity and healthy concoction made with pomelo, dalandan, and pineapple, with a dash of spinach.

And finally, the August’s cocktail of the month - “Madayaw,” made with variety of tropical fruits mixed with white rum and Cointreau with a dash of grenadine.

HM Ken Kapulong with the Kadayawan Execom, Davao Lifestyle Writers and Photographers, and friends from the tourism industry copy

Sophia Puentespina, Olive Puentespina, Bo Puentespina, and Rex Puentespina

The PEF Team, Ken Ong, and HR Manager Cheng Crisostomo

Maya Padillo and Jinggoy Salvador with Sous Chef Bang Flores

Glen Santillan, Ian Garcia, Jesse Boga, and Karla Singson

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