Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Queens - a Taste Of The World

Ceviche with popcorn!

Marinated Cucumber Salad

Floresta's spicy meats and the chocolate banana on the left!

Deluge's tuna, seaweed and soba noodles!

A buzzy environment, authentic tastes and well-presented foods were the top features of Queens, a Taste of the World  last night. The event that was held at the Mets Citi Field showcased more than forty Queens restaurants and food vendors; sample dishes reflected the multi-ethnic character and culinary diversity of Queens.

From German sandwiches to Austin's Steaks and Mexican tortillas, guests experienced mouthwatering and decent portions of foods from all over the world . I was particularly impressed with Floresta's sausage and steak topped with spicy sauce paired with a chocolate dipped banana and a cookie. Gabbana Restaurant innovated with its ceviche topped with bits of popcorn, London Lennie's amazed with its oysters served in their shell and De Mole Restaurant offered its signature pollo with mole poblano on a tortilla chip. La Fusta Steakhouse gave out steak with its homemade sauce and its beef espanadas and Deluge suggested the tuna, seaweed and soba noodles pots. A rather different taste and also presentation was the marinated cucumber salad courtesy of Vetro together with their chocolate fudge dessert. I stayed away from the sweet offerings with the exception of a quick stop by Zaharenia's for a small chocolate treat.

But I'd rather stop here than say more. I will allow the photos to say the last word.