The Queens Economic Development Corporation, the Queens Tourism Council, and lead sponsor Delta Air Lines are proud to announce that the borough’s premiere food-and-networking event — Queens Taste 2015 — Which took place at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Tuesday, May 12, from 6 pm to 9 pm.
The reasons to attend were that Foodies can expect everything from crunchy to creamy, fiery to flaky, and sweet to savory. For example, La Fusta in Elmhurst will bring beefy Argentine fare, while Jamaica’s O Lavrador will prepare Portuguese paella. Pa-Nash in Rosedale will serve West Indian/Moroccan fusion, while Astoria’s Zenon Taverna will go with Greek specialties. Latin participants include the Arepa Lady (Colombian) from Jackson Heights and Mexican cuisine via La Adelita in Woodside. Asian treats will come from Flushing’s Mulan, Thai Rock in Rockaway, and Kimchee Smoke, which is often at LIC Flea & Food. Meanwhile, the Michelin-starred M. Wells Steakhouse will bring its famous beef tartare meatballs.
Plus, clients of the Entrepreneur Space, a food-and-business incubator that QEDC operates in Long Island City, will be on hand with their artisan specialties, such as gluten-free products and ethnic desserts. Then there are the drinks. Long Island City’s SquareWine & Spirits headlines a beverage group that includes borough-based Queens Courage gin.
As part of the fun, the public will vote on Best Appetizer, Best Entrée, Best Dessert, and Best Beverage in a people’s choice format. Plus, Big Apple Circus clowns will do magic tricks and give away free red noses to all attendees (or at least those who want one).
Finally, there’s the networking. Most of the roughly 800 attendees either live in Queens or do business in the borough (or both). So Queens Taste 2015 provides the perfect scene to meet like-minded individuals, talk shop, and exchange business cards in a friendly atmosphere.
“Delta is proud to call Queens home with both of our hubs at JFK and LGA, right in the heart of the borough. We’re excited to partner again with the Queens Economic Development Corp. and the Queens Tourism Council to bring neighbors together for this popular — and delicious — community event,” stated Gail Grimmett, Senior Vice President New York for Delta Air Lines.
“Because of the food, drinks, desserts, people, venue, and tremendous energy, I look forward to Queens Taste all year,” added QEDC Executive Director Seth Bornstein. “It’s so much fun on so many levels.”