Dear OAP Friends,
I would like to invite you to join us for the Awesome Food & Culture Secrets of Lucky Chinatown Tour on May 10, 24 and 31 and on June 7, 2014 Saturdays from 11:00AM to 3:00PM.
Here’s a photo essay of the Lucky Chinatown Tour with our blogger friends last Saturday.
CUCINA ANDARE – THE MERCATO CENTRALE OF MAKATI – MOVES UP TO GLORIETTA LINK!
Do you miss CUCINA ANDARE, your favorite foodie hangout in Glorietta 3 Park, Makati? Don’t worry, Cucina Andare is BACK! And we’re taking food tripping to the NEXT LEVEL, literally! Join us at our NEW LOCATION – The ROOFDECK of GLORIETTA LINK, Makati (the parking building beside The Landmark and Makati Shangri-La Hotel) starting April 4 (Friday) from 4pm to 3am.
Great news to all the foodies from the South! The Mercato Centrale group, organizer of the Manila’s most popular night food markets, is bringing back the Mercato Centrale experience to the South! Join us at EL SUR – the NEWEST Mercato Centrale market that will be open in Alabang Town Center (beside Fully Booked) every Saturday from 4pm to 1am starting November 23 (Saturday)!
“After a short break from the South, we are excited to be back in the area!“ enthused Anton Diaz, co-founder of the Mercato Centrale group and the blogger behind the popular food and travel blog in the Philippines www.OurAwesomePlanet.com. “Thanks to all the support from our Southern-based foodie fans who have been clamoring for our return.”
MANILA’S PREMIER NIGHT FOOD MARKET MAKES ITS WAY TO AYALA’S CENTRIO MALL, CAGAYAN DE ORO
Are you interested in putting up your own food business but aren’t sure how to go about it? Then join us this coming Friday (October 25) at Mercato Centrale in Bonifacio Global City (The Fort) from 4-8pm for the “Mercato Food Market Entrepreneur Weekend”!
The Mercato Food Market Entrepreneur Weekend will be a series of talks and interactive forums for budding food entrepreneurs to prepare them for the world of food market entrepreneurship. The topics will include ‘A Taste of Success (Talent, Action, Setup, Technology, Execution)’ by sought after entrepreneurial speaker Dean Pax Lapid, ‘Multi-media and Onsite Marketing’ by Mercato co-founder and marketing practitioner RJ Ledesma, and success stories from Mercato Centrale top food entrepreneurs!
Here's my first feature article in World Urbanista – a lifestyle magazine for the hip and modern Filipino women around the world. Check this out!
MERCATO CENTRALE is a premier night food & lifestyle market in Manila. This night food market is a Filipino food fiesta showcasing the yumminess of food by home-based food entrepreneurs. Inspired by the outdoor markets of Mercato Centrale in Florence and the Boroughs Market in London, Mercato Centrale at Bonifacio Global City (Metro Manila, Philippines) has great tasting food finds that you won’t find anywhere around the metro.
On top of a fantastic food selection, Mercato is full of fun activities, cooking demonstrations and live entertainment that will keep your family coming back for more every weekend.
Check out these photos to see what to expect from the Mercato experience:
World Urbanista | FOOD MARKET GALORE IN MANILA
At 23 years of age, Celina Nolasco was able to create her own food business.
It was in 2011 when she thought of putting up an ice cream business since the Philippines is a tropical country and this cool treat would be appreciated all-year round. She ended up with a gelato stand, but because of difficulties with logistics, her father suggested that she make her business mobile and go for a food truck.
It became easier for her then to travel from Quezon City to the Midnight Mercato weekend market where she launched her food truck, Mio Gelati, in April 2011.
She named it such because “mio gelati” translates to “my gelato”, a business in which Celina practically did everything—from experimenting with flavors, mixing them, and tasting all of it. Her experience in the culinary industry helped her with this business.
Flavors of Cucina Andare: Food Truck Series