The Davao Food Appreciation Tour (DFAT) is a yearly event organized by bloggers for the bloggers. It aims to gather bloggers from all over the Philippines to sample some of the best Davao food. This year, DFAT has kicked off with a lunch at RBG Bar & Grill at Park Inn by Radisson hotel.
RBG offers delectable modern cuisines with Davao twist. During our lunch at the restaurant, we were able to sample some of their best-selling dishes. We feasted on some of their appetizers, entrees and decadent desserts.
Fo appetizers, RBG has offered us with Pizza, Mini Burger with Fries and Tuna Ceviche. The ceviche was mouth-watering. After my first bite, I knew right there that the ingredients used were fresh. Ceviche is a seafood dish made from fresh raw fish cured with calamansi juice and vinegar and mixed with onions and ginger. RBG added a Davao twist to their ceviche by adding fresh pomelo in it. I must say it complements well.
|Mini Burger with Fries|
RBG has served us with one of Filipino favorites soup, sinigang, but with a little twist to make it a uniquely Davao dish. Instead of using the usual tamarind, RBG uses mangosteen which made it more flavorful. It has the right amount of sweetness and sourness. It's definitely a must-try when you visit Davao.
|Seafood Sinigang sa Mangosteen|
RBG offered us with two options with white and red sauce. Again, they made it sure that it has a unique flavor. Pasta de Davao has a creamy white sauce with imbao, bagaybay and bihod. The Lechon pasta on the other hand has a tomato-based sauce with lechon flakes.
|Pasta de Davao|
For the main course, we were served with a chicken, pork and beef dish. We tried their grilled chicken, crispy pork belly and beef salpicao. The presentation and the herbs and spices made these dishes more sumptuous. My favorite among them is the crispy pork belly. It's savory and it was deep-fried to perfection.
|Crispy Pork Belly|
Dessert was my most favorite part of the meal. RBG served us with slices of durian and mangosteen cheesecake. I must say they are heavenly. I like the creamy and cheesy taste as well as the mangosteen and durian flavor which are just right and not over-powering.
|Durian and Mangosteen Cheesecake|
RBG Bar & Grill Park Inn by Radisson Davao
Ground Floor, Park Inn by Radisson Davao Lanang, Davao City
Operating Hours: 6:00 AM - 11:00PM
Contact Information: 082 272 7600
*Thank you to Chamee Pecson of MissLitratista.com for sharing me her photos.
**Disclaimer: RBG Bar & Grill is one of the partner-restaurants of DFAT 2014.