It was a celebration for all things Queens at Citifield last week. The annual Taste event was held inside the ballpark Cesar's Club and was filled to the brim with all the wonderful and diverse food that makes up the borough of Queens. I began with an old favorite of mine Mama's of Corona (Leo's Latticini) who put on an incredible spread of their hefty Italian sandwiches and delectable biscotti.
They also had fresh mozzarella with tomatoes and olive oil that was absolutely heavenly. I could have spent the whole night eating at Mama's but there was so much more to try out- like Shepard's pie from Irish Circle Tavern out in the Rockaways.
Filet Mignon with bacon, mushroom and Bearnaise from Christos Steakhouse in Astoria.
A trio of Italian food from Sac's Place including a vibrant Red Pepper Ravioli and creamy Proscuitto Alfredo shells.
Brooklyn Brewery was on hand promoting their line of canned summer beer...
...which happened to be the perfect complement to the Bacon Cheeseburger from Ottomanelli & Sons...
..and the duck meatball from The Dog and Duck out in Sunnyside.
Scallop Ceviche from Riverside was probably my favorite item of the night. The flavors were bright and clean, perfect for a warm summer day.
And also perfect for a little bit of wine from the folks at Square Wine in Long Island City.
I was so full I almost couldn't fit in dessert but somehow saved room for some cupcakes from my favorite place in Bayside Cupcakes on Heels and some mini cupcakes from Rudy's bakery in Ridgewood.
It's impossible not to smile when your enjoying good food and Mr. Met is bopping around the room. What a great way to showcase all that Queens has to offer.
Mama's of Corona
The Dog and Duck
Ottomanelli and Sons