Forest Hills Restaurants to Showcase Ethnic Flavors at Food Festival

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska on February 5, 2014 5:57pm 

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 The festival, organized by Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish, will showcase a number of Forest Hills restaurants.
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QUEENS — You can eat your way around the world and never leave Forest Hills.

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs parish is organizing a food festival featuring cuisines from around the globe and showcasing local restaurants, including danny brown, the only Queens eatery that has earned a Michelin star, the organizers said.

Foodies can expect lots of choices on the menu at “Taste of the World" festival which will be organized by the Austin Street church in March as a number of restaurants and food vendors are expected to provide samples of their best dishes.

The parish said the event, organized for the third time, is growing in popularity and last year it attracted more than 200 residents.

Among restaurants that are expected to participate this year are: Tuscan Hills, La Boulangerie, Uno Chicago Grill, Portofino, Bonfire Grill, danny brown and Jack and Nellie’s.

Local restaurants said the event helps their businesses.

“We participate because we are part of this community,” said Marco Del Peschio, one of the owners of Tuscan Hills. “And more people have a chance to get familiar with our food.”

Last year, among cuisines represented at the festival, participants had a choice of Thai, French, American, Philippine, Italian and Chinese, the parish said.

The event will be held on Sunday, March 16, from 2:30 p.m to 5 p.m. in McLaughlin Hall (the OLQM School auditorium) at 72-55 Austin St.. Advance tickets are $20; admission at the door is $25. Proceeds from the event will benefit the 100-year-old church, the parish said. For more information, call 718-268-6251.

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