Food-loving Filipinos have every reason to visit the province of 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 to 19, 2014.

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 promises a three-day celebration of all things delicious for tourists, locals and foodies. Cooking demos, food art, free food samples, live entertainment and more await festival goers.

Over 100 best and homegrown food merchants from Region I, II, III and the Cordillera Administrative Region are going to be featured at the food market. From condiments, spices, to coffee and jams, to local favorites such as Ilocos empanada, bagnet, puto calasiao, there is something for every taste bud. Enjoy these foods or bring it home for pasalubong.

To celebrate the country’s growing street food scene, Big Bite offers a new aisle on the festival grounds that offer Street Food specials. These are the food delights that people flock to in every street corner, from ice scramble to strawberry taho, to binatog (boiled corn with grated coconut and salt), and sorbetes (local ice cream).

Kicking off with a marching band, fireworks and a giant sisig cook-off, the event also highlights 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 these masters share their culinary skills and talent through live cooking demonstrations.

The festival also comes with the Big Buffet promo, where MarQuee Mall shoppers can get free food samples for a minimum P1,000 purchase 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 to 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.
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