THE Department of Tourism Davao Region will play host to the 21st edition of the Kaon Ta, Kain Pa! Food and Travel Festival on December 2 to 4 at Ayala Abreeza Mall in Davao City.
The three-day event, in partnership with Ayala Malls, is a gastronomic celebration that endeavors to position the Philippines as a premiere culinary destination in Asia and globally. It will incorporate food, travel and Christmas.
With the theme “Food Tripping Christmas”, it will feature a flavorful spread of local and modern holiday cuisines and local beverages.
Kaon Ta, Kain Pa! will also showcase the culinary affluence of Regions 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11,12, 13 as well as from the Cordillera Administrative Region and the National Capital Region.
“With Kaon Ta, Kain Pa!, the DOT aims to provide a platform for the development and promotion of regional cuisine as well as supporting farm tours and our tourism circuits that DOT Secretary Christina Frasco advocate to boost the recovery of intra and inter regional travel,” said DOT Xl Regional Director Tanya Rabat Tan.
With the upcoming Christmas holidays, when Filipino families normally splurge on food to celebrate oneness and aspire for abundance in the new year, the culinary event will also highlight celebration dishes that are sure hit in the noche buena tables.
“It is also an event that aims to provide a myriad of opportunities to our tourism stakeholders, partners and enterprises – from food to farm tours to our local farmers and producers,” added Director Tan.

Source: Mindanao Times (