Lifemalls by Filinvest Partners with Mercato Centrale for the Grand Launch of ‘Food Festival’ in the South

Food Festival by Mercato Centrale Contract Signing

Mercato Centrale, the leading outdoor food lifestyle market in the Philippines, announced its highly anticipated return to the south, in partnership with Lifemalls by Filinvest. The collaboration kicked off with the grand launch of the “Food Festival by Mercato Centrale” at Festival Mall Alabang, the inaugural Lifemall to host the food market.

RJ Ledesma, founder of Mercato Centrale, stated that this strategic alliance was envisioned to make Mercato Centrale a staple presence across all Lifemalls by Filinvest, creating a blend of culinary delights and engaging outdoor food experience for mall-goers.

“Lifemalls by Filinvest have consistently shown strong support for both business growth and community development, which is why we’re delighted to collaborate with them. This provides us with an opportunity to continue our advocacy of supporting micro and small food enterprises,” said Ledesma.

“Food Festival by Mercato Centrale” offers a unique dining experience at Festival Mall with live music performances from their hand picked buskers. The food booths are conveniently located at the mall’s Water Garden Park, allowing diners to enjoy their meals amidst nature.

Mercato Centrale partnership with Lifemalls by Filinvest

The food market features 15 to 20 food booths offering diverse cuisines including Korean, Japanese, Indian, and Middle Eastern. The participating merchants and vendors comprised of Bagnet Patong, Uncle Kim’s, Moyumie Shawarma, Chicago, Steak Garage, JD’s Takoyaki, Supreme Hungarian, For Heaven’s Shake, City of Drinks, El Angelicious Empanada, Grub StrEAT, Mamay’s Ihaw, Royal Tea Shots, Smoke Addict and Crispy Addict.

Mercato Centrale at Festival Mall Alabang operates from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., from Thursday to Sunday and will run until December 31, 2023. Additionally, Filinvest’s Fora Mall Tagaytay will also host Mercato Centrale from September 4, 2023 to March 31, 2024.

About Mercato Centrale Philippines

Established in 2010, Mercato Centrale has since served as an incubator for micro and small food business enterprises, helping them navigate the business environment post the New Normal. Setting a high standard for the outdoor food lifestyle market, Mercato Centrale has continuously provided support to small food businesses from both private entities and local government cooperatives.

For more information and updates, follow Mercato Centrale on social media:
Facebook: Mercato Centrale
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