May 06, 2013
The Mercato Centrale group, organizers of the popular night food markets Midnight Mercato in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Cucina Andare in Glorietta Park, Makati, and Mezza Norte in Trinoma Mall, Quezon City, are bringing the premier food and lifestyle night market experience to the culinary center of the Philippines – Cocina Centrale at Ayala’s Marquee Mall in Angeles City, Pampanga every Friday and Saturday starting June 15 (Saturday) from 4pm to 3am!
“This is our first food market outside of Metro Manila, and we felt the most ideal place where we could share the Mercato Centrale experience was with the Pampanga foodies!” said Anton Diaz, co-organizer of Cocina Centrale and the blogger behind the popular food and travel website www.OurAwesomePlanet.com. “The great tradition of cooking in this part of the country means that we have to ‘level up’ when it comes to the quality of our gourmet and artisanal vendors, so that the food satisfies the discerning taste buds of the Kapampangans!”
“The success of Mercato Centrale markets in Manila have also come from proudly Kapampangan chefs whose dishes have been huge crowd drawers, like Chef Sau del Rosario’s Paella from Villa Café and Chef Claude Tayag’s Pan de Bagnet from Bale Dutung!” added Diaz.
“Cocina Centrale will be a culinary showdown where the best of Pampanga will meet the best of Manila!” enthused RJ Ledesma, co-organizer of Cocina Centrale. “For Pampanguenos, they will get to sample the popular and best-selling food vendors from the Mercato Centrale markets in Manila. Meanwhile, Manilenos will get to try out the best dishes that Pampanga and the other Northern provinces have to offer. And the winner will be our waistlines!” joked Ledesma.
“Moreover, we are also looking forward to discovering new food entrepreneurs from Pampanga and the surrounding provinces and eventually inviting them to join our Manila-based markets as well.” said Ledesma.
Cocina Centrale is located at Ayala’s Marquee Park, Marquee Mall, Angeles City Pampanga.
For interested food vendors from Manila and Pampanga who want to join Cocina Centrale, please contact (+63 917) 840-1152 or (+632) 812-0102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.facebook.com/CocinaCentrale for more information.
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