Saturday, May 25, 2013

Eastwood’s Levante Friday night and food market launched on May 17, 2013!

Follow the stars and you will get there. The alley of Walk of Fame would certainly be your guiding stars to the Levante in Citywalk Two of Eastwood, Libis in Quezon City
Every Friday, beginning last May 17, 2013, eat’s a fun foodie adventure in Eastwood as the Mercato Centrale group, the organizer of the premier food and lifestyle night markets around the metropolis, has brought you Levante – the newest night food market in Eastwood Citywalk 2.
Enjoy a culinary adventure at Levante with its mouth-watering homemade cooking straight from the kitchens of Eastwood’s budding food entrepreneurs, along with your favorite Pinoy street foods and, of course, the best-selling dishes from your favorite Mercato Centrale vendors.

Dine, drink, and stroll  with the stars
Manila Q's Bagwang (Bagnet with bawang) is an Ilocano-inspired deep fried pork, pre-cut into bacon-strips and flavored with bawang (garlic).  It is served with a cup of rice and dipping sauce. It tastes more like pork chicharon disguising as bacon strips. 

“Eastwood has always been very supportive of new food concepts, from their new fusion restaurants up to their gourmet food markets in the malls. We are very glad to bring the Mercato Centrale concept to Eastwood to further complement the foodie-friendly lifestyle they have created” said Anton Diaz, co-organizer of Levante. Diaz is responsible for the popular food and travel blog

Come over to the Levante and enjoy great-tasting and affordable food, pastry and dessert choices and live acoustic entertainment. Levante is open only on Fridays, 6pm to 3am.

You will, of course, find also here the Mercato Centrale's trademarked free taste test.  Just go around and pick some of the offerings. Try the sinfully tasty crunchy belly (deep fried pig's belly) from the counter of Carlo's Kitchen
Pinoy silog dishes and cold cuts of Sinangag Trip are worth the peso. These are cooked deli served with sinangag na kanin (stir-fried rice). The look is delectable and even better when tasted.
Meet Mercy Teng and her pair of scissors who would eagerly offer you a taste test of her Chinese deli and recipes. Among the favorites are the torched steak and cuapao. Try her Chinese fresh lumpia (spring roll).
Ladies gather around the adorable and mouth-watering sweet Cakes by K. Guys, bring some of these cakes to your girl or lady and you will surely get a sweet smack and lambing from her.
At the launching of Levante, RJ Ledesma said, “We can’t wait for the residents, office workers and visitors of Eastwood City to enjoy the wide variety of gourmet and artisanal vendors we are bringing to the market!” added RJ Ledesma, the co-organizer of Levante.

Bottled water to quench your thirst or chase those nice stuffs down in your stomach
Mitch of Megaworld. Her first choice in Levante are the Yakitori balls that she went straight to it right after the cutting of ribbon 
This time and in this venue, Mercato Centrale made it different. Levante is serving cocktails for those who are fond of taking the shots - something I never saw in other spots of the Mercato Centrale . Well, this is what Eastwood Libis nightlife is known of.

A FRIENDLY REMINDER:  Be aware that a new law took effect recently that penalizes drunk driving.  Don't drink and drive, otherwise you will loss lots of things in your life. You license to drive might be cancelled and banned to drive for life. Isn't it worse when its too late to realize that your life insurance and car insurance will not cover you and your losses due to alcohol. If drinking is socially unavoidable, just drink moderately and responsibly. 

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Author of Philippine Food, Cooking, and Dining Dictionary - the first and only published Pinoy food and dining dictionary. The book won the national category as Philippine's finalist to the Gourmand Awards international food writing contest in Yantai, Shandong, China to be held in May 2017. A lexicographer who began to compile and wrote his first vernacular dictionaries at the age of 14. A collector of contemporary and vintage dictionaries, both local and foreign.  A linguist studying the many dialects you can find in the Philippines. A blogger maintaining at least 11 blog sites. A researcher of food culture, Pinoy pop culture, interesting places and structures in the country, local transportations, Philippine churches and other places of worship of any religion and beliefs, local anthropology, socio-cultural issues, and whatever interesting about the Philippines and the Filipinos. A visual artist who uses pencil, watercolor, pen, and fingers as medium of expression - once an editorial cartoonist of local broadsheet and campus publications. Created his first hand-made comics magazine and participated the Marian watercolor exhibits in his hometown parish while in high school. A photographer taking at least 2K photos a week in the field while on travel for almost two decades now.  A poet hiding most of the time. A low-profile historian studying continually the origins, history, and progression of many places in the country. A computer programmer who wrote the codes and designed the software application of his digital Cebuano-English dictionary and distributed it for free around the country and over the internet. A traveler who had been to all four corners of the Philippine archipelago, and still setting more footprints anywhere in the country.  A holder of professional driver's license once took the wheels for UBER. A home cook who loves to enhance, modify, elaborate, experiment if not invent more of  Pinoy dishes and delicacies.

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