The Queens Economic Development Corporation and lead sponsors Citi and Fairway Market are proud to invite you to the borough's premiere food-and-networking event, Queens Taste 2013, at Citi Field's Caesars Club from 6 P.M. till 9 P.M. on Tuesday, 14 May.
The reasons to attend are endless. First, the food, which will be as diverse as the borough. Expect everything from sweet to savory, Mexican to Trinidadian, and crunchy to creamy. For example, Rego Park's Ceviche Bar is planning to bring Peruvian delicacies such as ceviche (of course) and chicha morada, a refreshing drink made from purple corn and cloves. Meanwhile, Sunnyside's Dog & Duck Gastropub will serve duck hamburgers, and Sac's Place will offer pastas that are handmade in Astoria by the owner's mother.
In addition, clients of the Entrepreneur Space, a food-and-business incubator that QEDC operates in Long Island City, will showcase their artisanal specialties such as gourmet cheesecake balls, and healthy chickpea concoctions.
Then there are the drinks. Forest Hills-based wine provider Nestor Imports and LIC's Court Square Wines headline a spirits group that includes Brooklyn Brewery, Genesis Brands, Manhattan Beer Distributors and Chopin Vodka. (Yes, some of the drink purveyors are based outside of Queens, but they all have a big presence in the borough.)
As a distinct bonus, this year's theme will focus on Sandy Recovery. QEDC asked Fairway Market to be the lead sponsor largely because the business took pains not to lay off any employees despite a lengthy shutdown of its storm-damaged Red Hook store.
Tickets to Queens Taste 2013 are priced $125 apiece, or $225 for two. Proceeds support the QEDC's ongoing efforts to attract and maintain jobs in the borough through business services, neighborhood development, the E-Space, and marketing attractions through the Queens Tourism Council, and the Discover Queens brand. As QEDC is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, proceeds are tax deductable to the extent permitted by law.
To purchase tickets online, please visit www.queensny.org/qedc/queenstaste. For more information, please visit www.queensny.org, call (718) 263-0546, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
Queens Taste 2013
Caesars Club, Citi Field
123-01 Roosevelt Avenue (126th St)
Flushing, N.Y. 11368 (map)
Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 6:00 P.M. till 9:00 P.M.
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To view last year's event, please click on the link: Queens Taste 2012.