Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
After all cities we’ve been to around the Philippines, there are always two things that constantly never fail – good food and beautiful beaches. That is why when we received an email from Mikko Mahinay of The Nest to revisit Cagayan De Oro and rediscover these two things all over again, we said yes in a heartbeat. For those of you who are not familiar with The Nest, it is a very instagrammable place in the middle of CDO which currently has two restaurants in the compound. It has been open for a few weeks now but they have yet to launch it as the place to eat in the city! After witnessing first hand just how good the food is in Maison De Bon Bon and Giuseppe on our visit with family last year, we just had to accept the invitation to join in the party. :) They flew us in along with Laureen Uy, Camille Co and Nicole Andersson for a weekend long event and after all the fun we had, we can honestly say that this is the most fun we’ve had in an out of town trip! Here are a few pictures to show you what went down:
The Nest is not only known for having pretty interiors but visually appealing food as well! We love how it’s not hard to find corners to take photos :) Just get your camera, raise your food and click!
Verniece and I wanted to dress up to match the pretty interiors of the place!
The Nest arranged a little meet and greet for us to meet our readers from CDO! They were all so sweet! :)
Their famous Croque Madame.
Meet the nicest hosts we’ve ever had, Mikko Mahinay! He’s a blogger too! :)
There’s even one reader who bought a V&V book!!! We were so kilig!!!! :)
The stage boyfriends of Camille, Laureen and Nicole plus Sean! :) Ben couldn’t fly in with us last minute cause of work but I’m sure he would’ve had fun with them! :)
Our last meal before we headed to the beach was at Bigby’s! They had the best service and food among all the restaurants we tried that weekend :) We love that it was colorful too!
A big thank you to The Nest team and of course Mikko for taking good care of us. We’ve never been this spoiled as a group anywhere else! :)
The Nest is located at Corrales Ave, Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, Philippines.