Local Legends Mix It up With Catskills All Stars in Cook-off on Saturday


    It’s kind of like Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game — which pits superstars from one league against their counterparts in the other circuit — except with this challenge, everybody wins.

    On August 1, Flushing Town Hall will host The Catskills Comes to Queens, a premiere farm-to-table, food-and-wine tasting with more than 20 chefs, pitmasters, and culinary artisans. Attendees will be able to walk around the venue’s outside garden, theater, and exhibition space, sampling such delicacies as rabbit mortadella hot dogs, lamb tagine, Cuban-Chinese spit-roasted goat, whole hog BBQ, and crispy tripe with Sichuan peppercorn and jalapeño.

    Gastronomic greats from the borough will include Hugue Dufour of the Michelin-starred M. Wells Steak House and Danny Brown from Michelin-starred Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen.

    The dream team from the north will feature such culinary celebrities as Ric Orlando of New World Home Cooking in Saugerties, Samir Hrichi of Ship to Shore in Kingston, and Graziano Tecchio of Mint, which is also in Kingston.

    In addition, various brewers, vintners, cider makers, and bluegrass musicians will be on hand.

    Details: The Catskills Comes to Queens, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, August 1, 6 pm, $95, buy three tickets, get one free.

    Photo by Dominick Totino Photography

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