On Sunday, the sixth annual “Taste of the World” International Food Festival gave many people an opportunity to try different cuisines from restaurants around Forest Hills and the rest of the borough.
Nearly 200 attendees sampled food from diverse restaurants such as Banter, Bareburger, Knish Knosh, Reef, Shake Shack, Matiz, Don Alex, Jack & Nellie’s, Rove, Brooklyn Cupcake, La Dolce Italia Bakery and Martha’s Country Bakery.
Event coordinator Denise De Maria said for the first time in the festival’s history, the list of participating restaurants expanded to 30, which is ten more than last year.
The event is also a fundraiser for Our Lady of Queens Martyr School, which hosts the tasting.
On Sunday, March 13, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs RC Church will be serving the world on a platter during its 5th annual food festival.
The festival will bring together a number of local Forest Hills eateries and the admission price will cover samplings from over a dozen of the restaurants. These include Tuscan Hills/Ovo Sodo, Jack & Nellie’s La Vigna, Manor Oktoberfest, Haveli, Wafa’s, Crofu Grill and East Ocean Palace.
This year’s festival will also feature newcomers to the neighborhood, such as Violet’s Bake Shoppe and Cipollina Italian Market.
The event will run on Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Advanced tickets are $20 while tickets at the door are $25. Additionally, 3 tickets are sold for $50. If ordering tickets in advance, call or visit the rectory during business hours for tickets.
OLQM is located at 110-06 Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills.