I never thought we’d do it in so short a preparation. In less than a month, we were able to gather bloggers from Cagayan de Oro, SoCCSKSarGen, and Davao for the grandest meet-up yet– The Mindanao Food Appreciation Tour.
A flurry of email exchanges ensued between the key persons of the Davao , SoCCSKSargen, and CDO bloggers and before we knew it, ChiQ and 7 other bloggers from Cagayan de Oro City were on their way to Davao City via the Davao-Bukidnon Highway last May 29.
If I haven’t been blogging or plurking much lately, it is because I was in General Santos City for the city’s Kalilangan Festival. The festival is a celebration of General Santos’ 71st Founding Anniversary and this year’s theme is Honoring the Past. Understanding the Present. Embracing the Future.
I was also there during the Tuna Festival last year and its grandeur was breathtaking. And knowing first-hand that the Generals celebrate their festivals with much aplomb, I immediately said yes when our small group of Davao Bloggers was invited by Orman Manansala, the Kalilangan Festival Director, to participate in the event.
After exploring the unspoiled beauty of Isla Jardin del Mar last Saturday, January 23, our group of bloggers went back to General Santos City. It was decided that dinner will be at Piyesta KTV & Resto Bar, located at Robinson’s Mall.
At Piyesta KTV & Resto Bar, manager Donna Mae Congson made sure that we were given the best of the restaurant’s menu offerings. During the sumptuous feast, I especially liked the kura-stick, sashimi, spicy gambas , and native tinolang manok. My friends were also treated to Piyesta’s jello shots and judging from their feedbacks, the signature drink will soon become one of the resto bar’s bestsellers.