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Seda Abreeza Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2019

Seda Abreeza Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2019 was held in the evening of the 6th of November this year at the hotel lobby and Misto at Seda.

It another season of thanksgiving and meaningful celebration given the recent Mindanao earthquake which is no time for politics, but an important time to be a good Filipino who is willing to help fellow Filipinos who were affected.

Read on to know more from our dear friends in Seda Abreeza…

Seda Abreeza's Christmas Tree lights up in gold, silver, and red

Seda Abreeza shares its definition of #thebestchristmasfeeling on Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Davao’s urban lifestyle hotel welcomes the Yuletide season with a very meaningful Christmas Tree Lighting as it continues to support Smile Train and set initiatives to send aid on Mindanao earthquake victims.

The best Christmas feeling is best shared in love, prosperity, and unity in times of need.

GM Ken Kapulong with his ManCom, Ms. Marie Bumanlag and Smile Train kids and DOT RD Tanya Rabat-Tan open the Christmas gift box to light up the hote

Attended by the highly respected executives in the city, the Consul Generals based in Davao, Department of Tourism, City Tourism Office, City Council, Davao Chamber of Commerce, friends from the press, and top business partners in the industry, the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony endeavors to share the bright and prosperous season through the hotel’s chosen symbol: gifts.

GM Ken Kapulong with his ManCom, Ms. Marie Bumanlag and Smile Train kids and DOT RD Tanya Rabat-Tan open the Christmas gift box to light up the hote (2)

GM Ken Kapulong further elaborates this concept saying, “Tonight, as you can see around you, we are being surrounded by gifts. And I speak not only of the decorations, but of your presence. We chose gifts as this year’s symbolic decoration for the hotel in gratitude and recognition of how much people like you have given us the gift of loyalty and patronage. Thank you for always being with us.” Seda Abreeza dedicates this holiday season to Smile Train which has been dearly loved and supported by the Seda Hotels collection through the years.

Smile Train is an international children’s charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. Children born with clefts need more than just surgery. They may also need dental care, orthodontic treatment, and speech therapy. Where these services are available, they do everything they can to make them available to their patients. Guests and partners who wish to help Smile Train may buy our Christmas Tree ornaments for sale (Php100-300). All proceeds will go to the said charity. The partnership was sealed and made official through a ceremonial exchange of bears with Smile Train representatives and patients.

GM Ken Kapulong and Ms. Marie Bumanlag exchange gifts to symbolize Seda's commitment to help more children in Smile Train

 

Furthermore, the event also aimed to reach out to the victims of the recent earthquake in the Mindanao region. In GM’s speech, he said, “More importantly, in lieu of the recent disaster that affected us in Mindanao, the Seda Hotel collection has also given significant aid to the victims of the earthquake in Davao del Sur and North Cotabato, which will be coursed through Ayala Business Club of Davao. I know that each of us has tried to help in our own way, may we continue to pray for things to be better.”

Seddy dresses up for the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The ceremonial lighting was initiated bySeda’s very own bear, Seddy and Seda Abreeza’s General Manager Ken Kapulong.

GM Ken Kapulong with his ManCom, Ms. Marie Bumanlag and Smile Train kids and DOT RD Tanya Rabat-Tan open the Christmas gift box to light up the hotel

With them were Smile Train’s representative Ms. Marie Bumanlag and their beneficiaries, DOT RD Tanya Rabat-Tan, and the Seda Abreeza ManCom.

Muzicskool's P-Square sings harmonies of the Yule season

The tree lighting was followed by a Christmas musical show from P-Square, and a Yuletide food showcase by SedaAbreeza’s culinary team served for cocktails.

Bottega Gold Prosseco for the holiday cheers

Metropolitan for cocktails and Day Breeze for mocktails this holiday season

Day Breeze for mocktail drink this holiday season at Seda Abreeza

Certified Angus Beef Short Plate with Peppercorn Gravy

Misto At Seda’s signature fave dish certified Angus beef short plate with peppercorn gravy.

Roasted Boneless Pork Lechon

The lechon belly roll is your Filipino Style porchetta and can be a star of any Christmas party.

Seda Christmas Cakes with the Seda holiday train

For desserts and sweet Christmas treats, the Misto at Seda dessert spread is something I always look forward to.

Christmas Train around Seda's Chocolate Peppermint Cake

The Polar Express train running round at the center of the spread is something the kids and the kids at heart will be delighted to see as it sparks memories of joy during the Christmas season.

Fruity Panna Cotta, Gingebread Cupcakes, Santa Hay Strawberry Cheesecake

These are some of the sweet holiday treats for dessert that you can enjoy when you dine in Misto at Seda Abreeza during the holidays.

Christmas Tree Angel Cake, Tiramisu Yule Log Cake and Rudolph Reindeer Red Velvet Cake

Tiramisu Yule Log Cake

Oreo Cream Cheese Cake Pops

Muffuletta Panini

Spicy Salmon Sushi

Cheese Board (1)

Cheese Board for every cheese lover in the party!

Cheese Board (2)

Jalapeno and Sharp Cheddar Croquettes

Jalapeno and Sharp Cheddar Croquettes

Crisp Asparagus Rolls with Blue Cheese Garlic Ranch Dip

Chicken Wings with Honey Sriracha Glaze

Pesto and Heirloom Pizza

Stay and dine at Seda Abreeza this holiday season and enjoy these treats they have prepared for their valued guests.

Happy holidays and may you have the #bestChristmasfeelings when you spend your #holidaysatSedaAbreeza !

ArtisAna Comfort Gourmet

Hubby and I were back in an old neighborhood at a new restaurant at an old house that goes way back to the 1950’s in Araullo Street in Davao City. The house has since then been renovated and looks like new yet still retains the original wooden arcs which used to be the living room. The grills in the house visible outside and the second floor hardwood  are all part of the old house. The details of the craftsmanship of these parts of the house reminds us of the old era making it more homey for me as diners will enjoy more the comfort gourmet Filipino dishes that will delight you when you dine in this new resto.

ArtisAna Comfort Gourmet restaurant recently opened and we passed by this resto a couple of times before. The modern Filipino themed resto is owned by Chef Annie Cacho Garcia and Raffy Garcia. Familiar names that makes me think of Spirale and Pastanni, their two other restaurants.

The ArtisAna resto is being filled with artworks as you would see around the place hanging  on the walls as you try to take a quick tour perhaps while waiting for your food to be served. They are also open to art exhibits and pieces of your art to be displayed on their walls. ArtisAna connotes a living space where art and good food are celebrated and appreciated together with your family and good friends’ company.

Their signature dishes are mostly traditional Filipino cuisine that have been tweaked as they say to offer a taste that makes you experience another level yet still have the basic Filipino elements of Chef Annie’s personal recipes as they open their resto doors to you and your family.

Here are the dishes we have tried and mostly enjoyed during our first visit at the resto:

SALAD ARTISANA mixes the Pinoy staple kangkong (watercress) and camote tops with lettuce, seedless grapes and Malagos chevre cheese topped with mangosteen pineapple dressing.

BALUT AL AJILLO cooked like the common street food kwek kwek, the balut (duck egg) is enhanced with plenty of garlic.

KBL (KADIOS, BABOY, LANGKA) salutes the famous Ilonggo delicacy with slowly simmered lechon and pork meat.

CRISPY PATA LIKE NO OTHER is a hefty serving of two way pata where the hock is fried to crispy juicy perfection and the knuckle is braised in the Chinese pata tim sauce.

DUCK ADOBADO is shredded crispy duck meat cooked in a home made adobo sauce.

PAELLA MARIANO is an heirloom recipe passed down from the Cacho side and named after Annie’s father. This is the localized Spanish mixed rice paella using the Ilocano Bagnet as the topping.

ROAST PORCHETTA BINAGOONGAN uses the crispy lechon roll cooked with a home made Bagoong shrimp paste.

CHIPIRONES ADOBO EN SU TINTA uses the ink mixed into a home made adobo sauce.

BEEF PARES is a trio dish of beef, rice and soup inspired by the Binondo Chinese practice of rice topping with a clear broth.

BIHOD LINGUINE is an interesting mix of salted egg and fermented black bean based sauce mixed into rice vermicelli and topped with Bihod or Tuna fish roe.

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