The not so humble pie at Osvaldo’s

Osvaldo's Cakes

I am constantly enamored of beautifully crafted cakes. Let’s go back to Davao for this post.

Cake studio Osvaldo’s Cakes has all the right ingredients — an accessible location, avant-garde cakes, a cosmopolitan ambiance, a space to eat the decadent cakes and a friendly, good-looking master baker. Say hello to Joel Rodriguez, graduate of the Wilton School Cake Decorating in Illinois, USA.

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Joel’s cakes look good as well as taste good. Originally from Cotabato City, he has created some of Davao’s most talked about cakes and pies.

Straight after a FoodPrints shoot, the crew hastily dipped their forks into the alluring desserts. So fleeting that I failed to jot down the specifics. I remember a strikingly delicious blue cheese cheesecake. And, of course, the pomelo lemon pie, which actually tastes more interesting than a key lime pie. It has the right balance of the delicate kinds of tart and sweet. One glorious forkful.

Pomelo Lemon Pie

Keep Osvaldo’s on your to do in Davao list. Did you watch the FoodPrints Davao episodes?

Osvaldo’s Cakes Ground Floor, Paseo De Legaspi, Pelayo St., Poblacion District, Davao City 0919 291 5007 0932 428 4070 Open Mondays-Saturdays 9 am-10 pm

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A Peek into Davao’s The White House

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A remnant of a colonial plantation in Davao is now the destination for fusion cuisine. The 1932  house, originally owned by Ker and Co., was rejuvenated by Ms. Cathy Binag to fit The White House.

The White House is a refreshingly homey restaurant, cafe and wine lounge, and yet an air of  sophistication surrounds each and every visitor. Harmonizing with its old meets new design is a state of the art kitchen where a team of chefs prepare stylish creations.

The menu boasts of fresh local and imported produce. On a FoodPrints Season Two shoot, host Chef Sandy Daza explored contemporary dishes anchored on Japanese flavors.

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Beautifully prepared uni shooter opened up the taste buds for more equally elaborate halibut, sea bass and pork belly concoctions, followed by a vanilla cheesecake laced with green tea meringue and topped with yamamomo berries, raspberries and strawberries.

Foodistas, don’t fail to visit this house in Davao!

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*With special thanks to The White House, Lifestyle Network, FoodPrints and DoT Davao.

The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge Camella Northpoint, Bajada, 8000 Central, Davao City, Philippines Tel. No.: (082) 2824540 CP No.:  +639154483601  Mon – Sun 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2014