Friday, March 27, 2015

The Gastronomy Festival at The Ayala Malls - Happy April Foodies!

Happy April, Foodies! The Gastronomy Festival at The Ayala Malls Lines Up 6 Delicious Events

In celebration of Madrid Fusión Manila, an important culinary milestone for the Philippines, Ayala Malls unveils The Gastronomy Festival: a month-long showcase of music, film, and delicious Filipino-Spanish fare.

The Gastronomy Festival unveiled at today's press launch

Why Madrid Fusion Manila is A Big Foodie Deal
Madrid Fusión is Spain's most important international gastronomic event on progressive haute cuisine. For the first time in history, this prestigious event will be held outside Madrid, and brought right to our shores. Through the efforts of the Department of Tourism as part of their 'Visit the Philippines 2015' project, Madrid Fusión Manila will be held from April 24-26, 2015, at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. This puts the spotlight on our country as a center of gastronomy in Asia, and promotes the Philippines as a top culinary destination for 2015.

April will definitely put the most delicious of food front and center, so foodies shoud definitely greet the whole month of April hungry--and with great food. Many food-related activities are in store for you next month. Read more about the eat-inerary below.

Six Ways Foodies Can Celebrate with The Gastronomy Festival

1. Delight your palate with a Menu Degustación
When: April 10-26, 2015
Where: Bonifacio High Street and Ayala Center Cebu
About: Specialty dishes from Ayala Malls participating restaurants will showcase the spirit of culinary innovation, techniques, and deconstruction.
Participating Restaurants:

2. Have sumptuous meals on wheels at Cocinas Viajeras
Where and When: Bonifacio High Street (April 10-12), Trinoma (April 11-12), Glorietta (April 17-18), and Alabang Town Center (April 24-25)
About: A touring, stylized food truck festival featuring Ayala Malls' premier restaurants and the creations of top chefs.
Participating chefs: Chef Gaita Fores, Chef Chele Gonzalez, Chef Myrna Segismundo, Chef Rob Pengson, Chef JP Anglo, Chef Noel dela Rama, and Chef Sau del Rosario

3. Rev up your afternoon appetite for Merienda
When: 2pm-5pm on April 13-16 and April 20-23
Where: Food Choices of Glorietta and Alabang Town Center, Food Choices and Fiesta Market! of Market! Market!, and Ayala Center Cebu (offered from April 20-24)
About: An special afternoon foodie treat at an unbeatable price.

Chef J Gamboa, Chef Fernando Aracama, Chef Carlo Miguel and Chef Mikkel Arriet
4. Savor a food and music festival at Fiesta!
About: A food and music fest that blends the colorful worlds of gastronomy and music.
Where and When:
  • Greenbelt 3 Park (April 18) - Festival de la Paella Gigante III
Partake of giant paella prepared by Chef J Gamboa, Chef Fernando Aracama, Chef Carlo Miguel and Chef Mikkel Arriet; Live music by DJ Lean & the Patiqueros, DJ Badkiss, and BP Valenzuela, along with a dance performance by Centro Flamenco.
  • Bonifacio High Street and Alabang Town Center (April 25)
  • Fairview Terraces (April 25-26)
  • Ayala Center Cebu (April 24-26)
  • Centrio Mall at Cagayan de Oro (April 18, for the Kagay-anon Sinuglaw Festival in partnership with DOT Region 10)

5. Enjoy gastronomic movies at Pelikula, a Spanish Foodie Film Festival
Where and when: Greenbelt 3 Cinema from April 22 to 26 (Tickets at P100/head)
About: Ayala Malls, together with the Embassy of Spain, serve a visual feast with films that center on the art of gastronomy.
Foodie films: Mugartiz B.S.O.; 3055 Jean Leon; El Somni del Celler de Can Roca; El Pollo, El Pez, y el Cangrejo Real; and Taba. Table Game Nerua A Journey to the Essence Cooking up to a Tribute.
Bonifacio High Street will also hold an outdoor foodie film screening on April 11.

6. Shop and eat at Mercado
Where and when: Trinoma on March 27-28, Glorietta on April 10-11, Greenbelt on April 23-24, Alabang Town Center and Fairview Terraces on April 25-26.
About: Experience a taste of The Gastronomy Festival early with a mini marketplace that features Spanish-Filipino gourmet fare, cured meats, fresh produce, breads, wine and cheeses, and live performances by Sabor Latino, and Batu Yilmaz.

For more details on The Gastronomy Festival, visit Ayala Malls on Facebook at; on Twitter @AyalaMalls; on Instagram @iloveayalamalls; or log on to
Madrid Fusión Manila 2015 is a joint partnership among the Philippines’ Department of Tourism (DoT) the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), along with Madrid Fusión organizers Foro de Debate and Arum Estrategias de Internacionalización. For more information on Madrid Fusion Manila and its registration fees, visit

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