BY KIRSTEN E. PAULSON
Flushing Town Hall will play host to a farm-to-festival food and wine tasting event, The Catskills Comes to Queens, on Saturday, Aug. 1, starting at 6 p.m.
The night will feature an all-star lineup of 20 chefs from the Catskills, Queens and the greater New York City area, including Hugue Dufour of M. Wells in Long Island City; Will Horowitz of Ducks Eatery in the East Village; Ed Cotton of Sotto 13 in the West Village; and Tyson Ho of Arrogant Swine in Bushwick.
The festival will showcase and celebrate the agricultural bounty of the Catskills, with plenty of grass-fed beef, heritage pork, farm-fresh produce and more. Brewers, vintners and cider makers from the region will be at the event as well to pour and serve their wares to guests.
Some of the items on the menu for this event are gigantic tagine of lamb (Hugue Dufour, M. Wells Steakhouse), crispy beef tripe with Sichuan peppercorn and jalapeno (Landhaus), maple cured pork belly with sour cream grits and red pepper jelly (Natty Felder, The Astor Room), and braised short rib with tamarind and fruit chutney (Alfonso Zhicay, Casa del Chef Bistro). Beers from Keegan Ales and Roscoe Brewing, as well as Awestruck Ciders, will be poured.
Tickets for the event are $95 for the public and $76 for Flushing Town Hall members.