Announcing…. MERCATO DE ORO: Manila’s Premier Night Food Market makes its way to Ayala’s Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro!
October 21, 2013
MANILA’S PREMIER NIGHT FOOD MARKET MAKES ITS WAY TO AYALA’S CENTRIO MALL, CAGAYAN DE ORO
Mercato Centrale, the popular food and lifestyle market from Metro Manila, will be bringing its food-tripping experience to Ayala Mall’s Centrio, Cagayan de Oro with MERCATO DE ORO starting December 6 (Saturday)! Mercato de Oro will feature a night food and entertainment market every Friday and Saturday (4pm-3am) and a morning gourmet food and ‘fresh and organic’ market every Saturday (7am-2pm).
MERCATO DE ORO is managed by the Mercato Centrale group, which has successfully organized food markets in key Ayala Malls locations around Metro Manila which includeMidnight Mercato in Bonifacio Global City (The Fort), Taguig, Mezza Norte in Trinoma Mall, Quezon City and Cucina Andare (the first food truck market in the Philippines) in Glorietta Mall, Makati.
“We are excited to bring the successful formula that has made the Mercato Centrale group of markets such a hit among Metro Manila foodies: A variety of great-tasting, innovative and affordable food choices, a selection of fresh, natural and organic fruits, produce, meats and seafood, gourmet and artisanal food and pastry products, unique arts and crafts, live acoustic entertainment and a festive atmosphere!” shared Anton Diaz, co-founder of Mercato Centrale and the award-winning blogger behind the most popular food and travel blog in the Philippines www.OurAwesomePlanet.com. “It’s free entrance as well! This is why the Mercato Centrale markets have become very popular foodie destinations for Manilenos, balikbayans and tourists.” Anton added.
“MERCATO DE ORO will be food and lifestyle market where the home-grown entrepreneurs of Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon, Iligan, Ozamiz, Pagadian and the other neighboring provinces can showcase their local cuisine, specialty dishes, fresh and organic fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood, and locally-made arts, crafts and collectibles.” shared RJ Ledesma co-founder of Mercato Centrale and a TV host for GMA News TV’s Best Men (who was more popularly known as Joey in the Royal Tru-Orange series back in the eighties). “We are also bringing over the best-selling food vendors from our Mercato markets in Manila to be part of MERCATO DE ORO.” RJ said.
“We are also looking for the next big food entrepreneur from Cagayan de Oro who wants to bring his business to the next level!” said Anton. “The Mercato markets have been the birthplace of many expanding Manila food businesses like Manang’s Chicken, Merry Moo Premium Ice Cream and Chuck’s Grubberie Fish and Chips. In fact, one of our pioneer vendors, Mochiko Ice Cream, already has a branch here in Centrio!”
MERCATO DE ORO is located at Ayala’s Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro. The night market will be open every Friday and Saturday (4pm-3am) and the morning market will be open every Saturday (7am-2pm) starting December 7 (Saturday).
For interested food and bazaar vendors from Cagayan de oro, Bukidnon and the surrounding provinces who want to join MERCATO DE ORO, please contact (+63 917) 840-1152 or (+632) 812-0102 or email [email protected]. You can also pick up an application form at the administration office of Ayala’s Centrio Mall.
Anton worked for the biggest multinational company in the Philippines
for 12+ years, straight out of college, before finally quitting his day job to become a full-time Online Media Entrepreneur.
OurAwesomePlanet.com, which he started in 2005, is the number #1
food and travel media in the Philippines which aims to promote the “Food and Travel Secrets in the Philippines” and to
inspire Filipinos that living in the Philippines is truly awesome!
Anton Diaz received the first Tourism Star Award for media by
the Department of Tourism for his valuable contribution in promoting
Philippine cuisine and destinations through his blog Our Awesome
Planet thereby encouraging tourists to visit and taste the best in what the Philippines has to offer.
Our Awesome Planet is recognized as one of the Top 50 Travel Blogs in
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