Saturday, October 5, 2013

Big Bite! The Northern Food Festival

If you have been eating your way around the Philippines, you know where to go for authentic heirloom and traditionally land-marked dishes - Pampanga.  It has been a beacon to the culinary landscape which brought foodies to the central plains and making it as the top stop-over for gastronomic delights when journeying the rest of Luzon.

Here is a wonderful news to all you foodies out there wishing to have a food trip up North.   Pampanga will again be the new food tourism venue as  MarQuee Mall, Ayala Mall’s first dining, shopping and entertainment destination north of Manila presents “Big Bite!  The Northern Food Festival” at the MarQuee Park, Angeles City, Pampanga from October 18 to 20, 2013.

Dubbed as Big Bite!,  a colossal food market, will feature everything from cooked Filipino favorites to famous native delicacies and baked goodies, fresh fruits, vegetables and more.  The food festival showcases over 100 food stalls featuring the best food products from across the provinces of Pampanga, Bulacan, Ilocos, Baguio, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Zambales, Bataan, Pangasinan, Cagayan and La Union.
Not only that, the three-day event will also stage a culinary showdown of the most mouth-watering heritage cuisines from Northern Luzon and a lot more activities in stored for food mongers like me!

Fan of Asian Food Channel shows?  Well, you are in for a treat!  Dazzling the event with their culinary skills renowned chefs from the Asian Food Channel will be at Big Bite! to do live cooking demos.  Festival goers will get to see their favorite TV chefs cook up a storm onstage.

Families from across the north are also invited to share their heirloom recipes.  They will demonstrate how their special dish has been handed down from past generations and continue to be family favorites.

 The food festival will also feature Big Banquet where a minimum of P500 receipt entitles shoppers to sample delectable treats at the Food Festival for free.

Students, chefs and other food enthusiasts will face off in culinary cook-offs adjudged by food industry experts and celebrities.  Fun events for the whole family such as food eating contests and live entertainment every night are scheduled throughout Big Bite!.

Opened in 2009, MarQuee Mall is Ayala Land’s first mall north of Manila. The mall is just an hour’s drive from the metro and is strategically located adjacent to the Angeles exit of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).  With over 400 shops, exclusive boutiques, restaurants and cinemas,  MarQuee Mall is the region’s premier destination for shopping, dining and entertainment.

MarQuee Mall’s Big Bite! The Northern Food Festival is staged in partnership with the Department of Tourism, Manila North Tollways Corporation, Asian Food Channel, Cignal Digital TV, and Mercato Centrale Group.

For further details and inquiries, please call +639177527071 or email Like and follow MarQuee Mall’s social networking, @MarQueetweets, and instagram: @iloveMarQueemall.

So come and have a BIG BITE! with us!

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