2010-05-26 / Features

QEDC Offers ‘Taste Of The World’ At Citi Field

(L. to r.): Taste Masters Anahad O’Connor (Food Network), Dave Lieberman (New York Times), QEDC Executive Director Seth Bornstein, Mets mascot Mr. Met and Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall. (L. to r.): Taste Masters Anahad O’Connor (Food Network), Dave Lieberman (New York Times), QEDC Executive Director Seth Bornstein, Mets mascot Mr. Met and Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall. Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) hosted the annual “Queens…A Taste of the World” on May 18 at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. Hailed as Queens’ largest celebration of culinary diversity, Queens Taste featured 30 restaurants and fine eateries and attracted 1,000 guests from the New York metro area.

Guests were joined by Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall, QEDC Executive Director Seth Bornstein and this year’s Taste Team, headed by Taste Masters Dave Lieberman (Food Network) and Anahad O’Connor (New York Times), coauthors of The Ten Things You Need To Eat, who awarded top honors to participating restaurants. After impressing Taste Team members, including Edible Queens contributor Joe DiStefano, Eating Like Queens book author Suzanna Parker and QNote. com and Beverage Media editor Alia Akkam, the winners were presented with a Taste of Queens Plate Plaque. The QEDC also honored restaurants that have been in business for longer than 50 years with the Iconic Restaurant Award.

London Lennie’s Seafood Restaurant and Mama’s of Corona were each presented with the Iconic Restaurant Award. De Mole won Best Appetizer for their Sea Scallop Ceviche Veracruz; Floresta won Best Entrée for their Skirt Steak Salad, and Dazies won Best Dessert for their Tiramisu. Fresh Ginger by Bruce Cost won Best Beverage (non-alcohol/alcohol) Non-alcoholic Original Variety. Best Beverage (alcohol) went to Canton for their Domaine De Canton. Cascon Bakery’s Citi Field Cake won Best Overall Presentation and Francis Lewis Bakery garnered a Special Mention for their interpretation of the Mets Home Run Apple Cake.

Other participating Queens Taste restaurants included Pavilion Grille, Deluge Restaurant, Papazzio, Austin’s Steak and Ale House, Mulan and many more. A notfor profit organization, the QEDC provides vital services to the business and entrepreneurial communities of Queens. The event raised more than $50,000, which will directly support this mission.

The Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) is a not-for profit organization providing broader access to economic opportunity for all residents of Queens County for more than 30 years. QEDC is a certified 501 (c) 3, tax-exempt organization. For more information, visit www.discoverqueens.info.

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