Events And Nightlife

Cocina Centrale, A First in Pampanga

Pampanga

Renzelle Ann Palma
Renzelle Ann Palma | Jun 18, 2013

“We’re inviting food entrepreneurs from Manila, Pampanga and the surrounding provinces of Central Luzon to join our newest market–Cocina Centrale! It will be a culinary showdown where the best of Pampanga will meet the best of Manila!” said RJ Ledesma, co-founder of the Mercato Centrale Group.

Mercato’s Cocina Centrale will have its grand launch on June 29, Saturday at the Marquee Park of Ayala’s Marquee Mall in Angeles City. It will be open every Friday and Saturday starting July 5 from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Interested food vendors who want to join Cocina Centrale may call (+63917) 8401152 or (+632)8120102 or [email protected] You may also visit www.facebook.com/cocinacentrale.

“This is our first food market outside of Metro Manila, and we feel the most ideal place where we could share the Mercato Centrale experience is with the Pampanga foodies,” said Anton Diaz, Co-founder of the Mercato Centrale group 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 we have to ‘level up’ when it comes to the quality of our gourmet and artisan vendors, so that the food satisfies the discerning taste buds of the Kapampangans,” added Diaz.

The Mercato Centrale Group is the events team behind Metro Manila’s most happening night weekend markets that include Midnight Mercato in Bonifacio Global City, Cucina Andare in Glorietta Park Makati, and two in Quezon City — Mezza Norte in Trinoma and Levante in Eastwood.

All food vendors undergo a taste test by the Mercato Centrale Group. Vendors are chosen based on flavor, innovation and uniqueness.

The Department of Tourism - Region III led by its Regional Director Ronaldo Tiotuico is behind this groundbreaking event in the City of Angeles precisely to attract more warm bodies to this part of the region. RD Tiotuico is inviting young and emerging food entrepreneurs to participate in the food market hopefully to make it to the big-ticket league in the near future.

Article from: Department of Tourism - Region III

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