Celebrate Philippine Cuisine in Araneta City with Palenque by Claude Tayag

Foodies, rejoice! Get ready to eat your heart out with exciting Pinoy gastronomic feasts at the City of Firsts! Opening soon at Araneta City's much-awaited New Gateway Mall 2 is Palenque by Claude Tayag, a new food destination that will celebrate the diversity of regional specialties from all over the Philippines.

“Palenque” is the Mexican-Spanish name for arena. The Pampango culinarian Claude Tayag envisions the place to be a Filipino theme-food arena featuring some of the most sought-after chefs and restaurateurs from across the country, putting them together at the Upper Ground B level of the New Gateway Mall 2. It is also the Pinoy Palengke as Tayag plans to showcase the best-of-the-best local specialties.

Palenque by Claude Tayag promises to be the premier destination for those who want to have a uniquely-Pinoy cultural dining experience. It will have stalls that will feature iconic regional dishes courtesy of well-known restaurants across the country. Check out Bale Dutung of Chef Claude Tayag; Al Puruganan’s Ilocos cuisine; Chef Tatung’s Cebu offerings and delicacies; Chef Miguel Moreno’s Palm Grill which offers authentic cuisine from Mindanao’s ZamBaSulTa (Zamboanga, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi Tawi) region; Sea Salt Davao Grill; Chicken Fandian and more Bacolod delicacies; and other promising food choices! 
Seasonal food festivities from different parts of the country will be promoted in this exciting Pinoy food arena through bazaars and fairs to help bring regional celebrations closer to diners at the City of Firsts.
According to Lorna Fabian, Vice President for Leasing of Araneta City, “Palenque by Claude Tayag is Araneta City’s contribution to the celebration of Filipino gastronomy in all its forms. Filipino cuisine has been on an upward trajectory on the global culinary scene. More people around the world are falling in love with the diverse, dynamic, and colorful culinary traditions of the Philippines.”
Palenque by Claude Tayag will also offer a wide array of pasalubong to bring home. Several stores will be dedicated to regional specialties, produce and handicrafts. A special-event section will be the venue for cookbook and product launchings, cooking demos and lectures.
“This will be a one-stop destination for anyone who wants not only to taste, but also to shop and learn the best of what our country has to offer. We invite every foodie out there to visit Palenque by Claude Tayag when it opens at the New Gateway Mall 2. This is a gastronomic experience that we’re sure you won’t want to miss,” Fabian said.
Palenque by Claude Tayag is just one of the delectable destinations that will soon open its doors at the New Gateway Mall 2. As the latest mall offering of Araneta City, this new lifestyle destination promises a myriad of experiences that cater to the varying demands of today’s urban living – wide array of dining options, breath and depth of retail brands to choose from, and easy access to key entertainment, office, and residential amenities right at the very heart of the metro.

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