Another event to watch out for in General Santos City this marrying month of June 2009, is the launch of Sarangani Highlands Garden and Restaurant’s “TAKDOL FESTIVAL“, a series of themed-dinner parties timed every FULL MOON.
Sarangani Highlands Garden and Restaurant is the Tuna Capital and perhaps, Soccksargen’s only hilltop dining establishment to offer a view of the Sarangani Bay, Mt. Matutum and even Mt. Parker, on a clear day. This GenSan restaurant which is located at Purok Wal, Barangay Tambler, just a few minutes drive uphill from the Gensan Fishport Development Complex and a few meters away from Dolores Tropicana Resort Hotel, is one of the city’s more popular tourist destinations and a top attraction for first-time visitors.
Fountain at the entrance of Sarangani Highlands (foto by Lyle Santos)
Bariles even included this famous GenSan restaurant as one of the stopovers of the Mindanao Bloggers during the last day of the 2nd Mindanao Bloggers Summit last October 2008 which the city hosted.
Bariles with his visitors, all bloggers from Manila, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Bukidnon, Digos, Zamboanga and GenSan at Sarangani Highlands during the 2nd Mindanao Bloggers Summit
Probably the most romantic time to go there is when there is a Full Moon, hence, management decided to capitalize on this and has come up with the Takdol Festival, “takbol” being “full moon” in the Visayan Dialect. Each month would be featuring a different theme centering on a specific local or foreign tribe along with its traditional cuisine and matching entertainment numbers.
Sarangani Highlands dining huts from a distance (foto by Lyle Santos)
According to Dr. Annabelle Abella, Sarangani High’s congenial owner and landscape genius, “All efforts were given to the research and preparation of the menu, the decors and the entertainment to make the whole showcase as authentic as possible. We guarantee all our guests not only an enjoyable time but an enlightening one as well. And all these, under the full moon with the serene view of the bay to make for a romanticized experience.”
A guest proposing to his partner at Sarangani Highlands (photo by Ogie Reyes)
For its first in the Takdol Festival series this Sunday, June 7, the theme will be “LUMAD” highlighting the authentic cuisines of the B’laan, Muslim, Sangir and Indonesian tribes. Topnotch entertainment will be provided by carefully handpicked Sangir, Muslim and Lerong dancers and singers accompanied by the melodious music from a Bamboo Orchestra and assorted kulintang ensemble.
The Takdol Festival series continues on the following Full Moon dates:
- June 7, Sunday – “LUMAD” (this Sunday)
- July 8 2009, Wednesday – “LATIN/MEXICAN”
- Aug. 6 2009, Thursday – “LUZON”
- Sept. 4 2009, Friday – “ASIAN”
- Oct. 4 2009, Sunday – “VISAYAS”
- Nov. 2 2009, Monday -“MIDEASTERN”
Dinner is at P 450 per person for the Takdol Festival. Buy or reserve for your tickets now! For inquiries and reservations, please contact the following numbers – (083) 304-0752 or 0922-8590043 or you may email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t miss a chance to visit this famous GenSan restaurant on a Full Moon or else, my FB friend and fellow blogger Cathy Bolodo won’t talk to me anymore… 🙂
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Been to this place last Nov. 08. Love the place especially the ambiance and the location. I will go back there again, on my next vacation…
One of awesome party held in sarangani, photo looks had great party time.
sana dumami pa eco – tourism destination sa gensan…
i attended the takdol festival last night. ’twas great. looking forward to the next new moon. 🙂
Been to place many times already & their foods is good plus the service. The place is overlooking the Sarangani bay, maganda talaga. Sana marami na rin mag sunod na investor sa tabi para mas lalong masaya like taps in cebu & jackridge in davao too. And also we could bring our guests from other places kay wala jud masuroyan lain diri sa gensan ba, sa tinuod lang. Ang lions beach unta, mas nindot kung ma develop the whole stretch at mawala na ang mga concrete bldg naka paligid diyan kay sayang kaayo if we could not take advantage of our ecotourism potential. Yung world class ang pag ka gawa.For the good of Gensan constituents as a whole.
how romantic nman is the place…i wish i can bring my GF there..hehe
I’m back in Gen San, Avel. And I’m planning to be there. 🙂
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asa diay ni banda?
im sure this gonna be exciting!
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Avel, thanks so much for the blog post. Love it!
Hope to see you guys there. Naku please buy your tickets already if you haev plans of going kasi medyo konti na lang natitira.
I see that the doubters here haven’t been to Sarangani Highlands. Well, I have and I daresay that the ticket price is all worth it.
I suggest you give it a try and you’ll be glad you did.
Lovely post, bariles!
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in fairness.kalami sa mga foods didto!did’nt you that nagpacontest pa tlaga si dra.abella for the the best cook at ang nanalo yung nihire nya.the best gyud!..i just had lunch thier this afternoon .dun ko natikman ang pinakamasarap na chopsuey ever.lalo na ngayong takdol festival.you can enjoy lumad cuisine:a crossover of authentic cuisines from blaan,muslim,indonesian and sangir.
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bago sa panlasa ang mga foods na i-serve…
ano kaya ang taste ng mga tribal foods? the one i like from muslim foods are the pastel, tama ba? ung rice na may ulam na na-roll sa dahon ng saging.
hmmm…! interesting talaga pag tribal foods na ang pag-uusapan..
for sure inig bakasyon muanha ko anang dapita kay wa pa ko kakita sa place.
ka mahal ba anang sud-ana…layo pa jud..!!
anyhow, let’s see kung maau ba…
may tulugan ba diha..??
masasarap talaga ang pagkain sa SARANGANI HIGHLANDS… i might celebrate the full moon on the 8th of JULY nalang siguro.. for the LATIN/MEXICAN…
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nice place! surely pag uwi ko i will dine here. Missing U GENSAN!
kamahal sa ticket!!!!!!!! bantay hindi masarap ang food ha!!!!!! at bantay lang kung hindi ako maaliw…