Foodies from all around the country will surely have a grand time visiting Pampanga this month as MarQuee Mall, Ayala Malls’ premier destination for shopping, leisure and entertainment in the province, presents Big Bite! The Northern Food Festival on October 17-19, 2014. This is a 3-day celebration of all things delicious for tourists and locals alike. In partnership with Department of Tourism, Department of Trade and Industry, Angeles Tourism Office, North Luzon Expressway, Bank of the Philippine Islands and the Lifestyle Network, Big Bite will feature cooking demos, food art, free food samples, live entertainment and many more.
More than 100 best and homegrown food merchants from Regions I, II, III and the Cordillera Administrative Region are joining the food market. Festival goers can sample a variety of products ranging from condiments and spices, to coffee and jams, to local favorites such as Ilocos empanada, bagnet, and puto calasiao, or bring them home for pasalubong. Big Bite will also have a new aisle on the festival grounds that offer Street Food specials, like ice scramble, strawberry taho, binatog (boiled corn with grated coconut and salt), and sorbetes (local ice cream).
Big Bite will kick off with a marching band, fireworks and a giant sisig cook-off. The event will also highlight Angeles City’s major contribution to Philippine cuisine – sisig. Hailed as the best pork dish by the New York Times, sisig has been celebrated in the province for more than 40 years. Traditionally made of pork parts, mixed with spices, and served on a sizzling plate, sisig now comes in other delicious variants.
Art installations by award-winning visual artist Leeroy New and the Pampanga Arts Guild will be on display throughout the festival days. Visitors will also have a chance to see their favorite Lifestyle Network chefs, Chef Sandy Daza of Foodprints and the lively Chef Sharwin Tee of Curiosity Got the Chef up close as they share their culinary skills and talent through live cooking demonstrations. The festival will likewise have the Big Buffet promo where MarQuee Mall shoppers can get free food samples for a minimum purchase of P1,000 from any Marquee Mall merchant.
So, come and celebrate the biggest gastronomical festival in Marquee Mall’s Big Bite! The Northern Food Festival on October 17-19, 2014. For more information, contact (045) 304-0110 to 11. Like and follow MarQuee Mall’s social networking sites, Facebook:facebook.com/MarQueeMall, Twitter: @MarQueetweets, and instagram: @iloveMarQueemall.