BY LUIS GRONDA
Do you have $55 to spare? If so, you can get a little taste of what Forest Hills has to offer on a food tour of establishments on Austin Street.
All The Tastes of New York, a food website that hosts food tours throughout the City, is hosting its first food crawl event in the neighborhood on Nov. 12.
The tour will visit three restaurants in Forest Hills, Station House, Banter and Exo Café, offering three different meals. The appetizer course will be served at Station House, the main course at Banter and the dessert at Exo.
The four options offered for the appetizer are Short Rib Kimchi Empanadas, Skillet Meatballs, Flatbreads and Pickled Pepper Wings. For lunch, there will be seven meals to choose from including Beef and Guinness Pie, Pan Seared Chicken Breast and Pan Roasted Salmon. There will also be four options for the dessert portion of the tour, which are Fried Cheesecake, Mango Guava Cheesecake, Tiramisu and Red Velvet Cake.
Heather Dolland, the founder of All The Tastes of New York, and its Director of Event Planning, said they organize these tours, in conjunction with the local chamber of commerce or another organization, in order to promote the cuisine that each specific area has to offer. This tour was organized with the Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce.
The three restaurants were chosen, according to Dolland, because of their close proximity to one another. All three establishments are on the same restaurant strip that is Austin Street. Other areas they have profiled in the past include Astoria, Harlem and the Murray Hill section of Manhattan.
Space is very limited for the crawl, Dollard said. There is enough room to accommodate about 30 people in the tour and tickets are going fast for the event.
As for future food crawls, Dollard said they are in the process of organizing another crawl in Astoria and would like to explore offering another Forest Hills food crawl if next week’s event is successful.
To sign up for the tour, log onto allthetastesofnewyork.com/foresthills.
The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and run until 9:30 p.m. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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