Cocina Centrale in Marquee Mall, Angeles City, Pampanga

Are you looking for a place outside Metro Manila to indulge your late night food cravings on weekends?

The Mercato Centrale Group brought its popular night food markets to the country’s culinary capital with a sneak peek of Cocina Centrale last Saturday at the Marquee Park of Ayala Land’s Marquee Mall in Angeles City, Pampanga. It will be open Friday and Saturday, starting July 5, from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Indulge in the Cocina Centrale experience and enjoy an extensive selection of foodie favorites - steamed cheeseburgers, crunchy pork belly, wagyu steak on a sticks, deep dish pizzas, empanadas, ice-cream filled mochi balls, specialty milk teas, dark lager beer cheesecakes – straight from the kitchens of home-based and specialty chefs, and many more! Cocina Centrale features around 30 food stalls from Pampanga and Manila including, food trucks that came all the way from Metro Manila.

Cocina Centrale, the first regional food market for the group behind Mercato Centrale at the Bonifacio Global City, will be open every Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. starting July 5.

According to Ledesma, many popular food entrepreneurs started from Mercato such as Manang’s Chicken, Mochiko and Merry Moo, which have since opened their own outlets in malls around the metro. He also cited Chuck's Grubberie, Mio, Gelati, Spring by Ha Yuan, Inutak, Zen Taclings and Eat My Garlic Fries. Many of the popular vendors of Mercato-managed markets in Manila are actually from Pampanga, such as Chef Claude Tayag's Bale Dutung, the creators of the popular Pan de Bagnet, a sandwich featuring the sinful Ilocano pork delicacy. Chef Sau del Rosario of Villa Café also hails from Pampanga.

Aside from bringing the Mercato food experience to Pampanga, Cocina Centrale also aims to find great-tasting food by innovative food entrepreneurs in the region. Cocina Centrale features a wide variety of food from Thai, Vietnamese, American, Korean, Persian, Mexican and Filipino cuisines. Sweets and pastries are also available.

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