Ninth Annual Taste of the World a Real Crowd-Pleaser

Taste of the World 2020: Official Program

Taste of the World coverage in the Forest Hills Times (March 10, 2020 edition)

Photo galleries by Denise De Maria and Andy Nguyen

Taste of the World Committee Members

Some of our wonderful committee members who volunteered to sign up restaurants and pick up and serve food at Taste of the World 2020!

In spite of a few challenges this year, the Taste of the World Food Festival on Sunday, March 8, drew a large crowd. Attendees were treated to the dishes of nearly three dozen local restaurants and bakeries, including newcomers La Rotisserie du Coin and Iavarone Brothers. In addition to the food, there were great raffle prizes — gift certificates to top restaurants and markets, baskets of wine, and the perennial favorite, a bag of Trader Joe’s groceries!  This year, we were especially blessed with wonderful committee members and volunteers who signed up restaurants and picked up and served food at the individual tables, along with members of the Single Adults Group, the choir, the Stewardship Committee, and several Confirmation students. We would like to acknowledge all the establishments and our sponsors for their generosity and support of the parish. We encourage everyone to patronize these businesses whenever you can to show them we appreciate their participation.

Thank You, Participating Restaurants

The following participating restaurants brought samples of their dishes:Agra Palace Restaurant & Party Hall * Alberto’s * Banter * Buffalo Wild Wings * Cobblestones Pub & Biergarten * Dani’s Pizza * Dante’s Pizza * DuBois Pastry Shoppe * East Ocean Palace * Guantanamera * Ivarone Brothers * Jack & Nellie’s * Keuka Kafe * Knish Nosh * La Boulangerie * La Dolce Italia Bakery * La Rotisserie du Coin * La Vigna * Manor Oktoberfest * Matiz * Mela’s Café & Restaurant * Noodlefan Staten Island * Portofino * The Reef * Ren Wen Noodle Factory * Rimtin * Rove * Shake Shack * Spy C Cuisine * Starbucks-Forest Hills * Tony’s Pizzeria * Tuscan Hills * Xin Taste Hand Pull Noodle

Merci to the Participating Donors

Aigner Chocolates * Angie’s Market * Austin House Diner * Austin’s Ale House * dinerbar * Forest Hills Station House * Foodtown-Forest Hills * Mr. Cucina * Nick’s Bistro * Panda Express * Panera Bread-Glendale * Pita Grill-Manhattan * Queens Bully * Queensbury Wine & Liquor * Shake Shack * TGI Friday’s-Forest Hills * Trader Joe’s-Rego Park * The Wine Room of Forest Hills * Woodhaven House * Young Chef ’s Academy of Forest Hills * Zum Stammtisch

Gracias for the Additional Gifts

Anne & Anthony Curcio, Josephine & Richard Giattino, R. J. Manrique, Veronica McCarthy, Mary McGivern, and Olga & Andres Sardinas

Thanks to those who made gifts in memory of

Grosso & Henry families, Olga & Wasyl Jawdoszyn, Shirley & David Kanz, and Mary & Peter Melley


Photos by Denise De Maria, Taste of the World Committee organizer

Photos by Andy Nguyen

 

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