Great Food, Great Drinks, Great Time

With delicious food, dazzling drinks, and fantastic networking in a festive atmosphere, the Queens Economic Development Corporation and the Queens Tourism Council hosted Queens Taste 2016 at the New York Hall of Science ( 47-01 111th Street) in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on May 3.

More than 50 restaurants, beverage purveyors, and dessert makers provided samples of their products to about 600 attendees. Diversity was on display from first bite with everything from creamy to crunchy, fiery to flaky, and savory to sweet. Astoria’s Sabor de Cuba offered shredded beef with plantains, while La Adelita in Woodside gave away Mexican chalupas. Alobar in Long Island City served savory potato pierogis with a creamy sauce, The Nest, a Guyanese/Trinidadian eatery in Richmond Hill, dished out curry, jerk, and BBQ chicken, and Bayside’s Bareburger bequeathed beer-braised bacon with stout onions on a mustard pretzel bun.

On the alcohol side, Chris Murillo, who owns the local distillery Queens Courage, served gin-based drinks, and Leaf Bar & Lounge, a new rooftop spot in downtown Flushing, gave away botanically inspired cocktails, among others. Espresso-filled sweets came from Rudy’s Bakery in Ridgewood and layered crepe cake from Rose House Tea Room, which is located inside Flushing’s Queens Crossing.

Proceeds support the Queens Economic Development Corporation‘s ongoing efforts to attract, create, and maintain jobs in the borough through business services, neighborhood development, the Entrepreneur Space (our food-and-business incubator), and marketing attractions through the Queens Tourism Council and the It’s in Queens and Discover Queens brands. As QEDC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, proceeds are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Next Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 • 6 PM- 9 PM
Location: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368, NY 11368

What is included in an admission ticket? 

All-you-can-eat samples from at least 30 Queens restaurants
All-you-can-drink samples from local breweries, wine stores, and spirits purveyors
All-you-can-fit samples of artisan desserts
All-you-can-explore admission to the New York Hall of Science

The parking lot at the New York Hall of Science will be open to the public that day.