Jun 142013

MANILA, Philippines – To further promote food tourism in the country, the Mercato Centrale Group is bringing the premier food and lifestyle night market experience to the culinary center of the Philippines – Angeles City, Pampanga – in Ayala-owned Marquee Mall.

“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.

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

“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.

“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.

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