Eat Elmhurst Restaurant Week took place from Sunday, April 3 to Saturday, April 9 with a total of 14 participating restaurants offering various discounts which helped increased the number of people going to restaurants, Dromm confirmed. Dromm also indicated he has plans to repeat the event in Jackson Heights in the month of June.
New York City Councilmember Daniel Dromm kicked-off the first restaurant week in the history of Elmhurst, Eat Elmhurst, to help stimulate the Queens economy with a press conference on Saturday, April 2 at the Elmhurst Hospital Center.
Refreshments and sample dishes were offered from participating restaurants during the conference where New York City Comptroller John C. Liu also joined along with Elmhurst Hospital dieticians, the American Association of Dieticians and GrowNYC with a series of presentations highlighting the different resources the city has to offer for a healthy diet.
“In times like this, celebrating cultural diversity and promoting the public to be part of various traditions, cultures and cuisines can take an important roll in our economic growth,” said Dromm. “The vibrant immigrant community of Elmhurst has been one of the best kept secrets of New York City and now people who live and work here are ready to share their favorite recipes and traditions with the rest of the city.”
Among the favorite recipes of the participating restaurants were cuisines from South America, South Asia and Europe in restaurants like Meson Austrias that offered dinner, soup, dessert and coffee for only $15 and La Fusta, Limoncello, Wasabi Point and Sweet Yummy House that offered a 10 percent discount.
For more information on Eat Elmhurst Restaurant Week, visit www.eatelmhurst.com.
“We have a lot to offer, more than Manhattan,” Dromm said.