The first Asian “Feastival” will be held September 6, 2010, from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Sheraton LaGuardia East, 135-20 – 39th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354. The event is designed to showcase the best of authentic Asian cuisines in the borough of Queens. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Food Bank For New York City and City Harvest.
The all-inclusive ticket to Asian Feastival includes tastings from over 20 authentic Asian restaurants in Queens covering the following cuisines: Burmese, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Nepalese, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Thai, and Tibetan. There will also be beer, sake and wine tastings and Asian beverages.
There will be panel discussions with over 30 top chefs and culinary experts, along with Cookbook Corner signings with chef-authors.
Activities away from the Feastival include the “Tour du Jour”, a chef-guided bike tour of two local farms in Queens in the morning before the main event and a culinary walking tour of Flushing.
There will be an Asian Farmer’s Market on site, featuring Asian fruits and vegetables, and cooking demonstrations throughout the day. There will also be discussions on Asian spices, the wok, understanding sustainable seafood, short and long rice: and “Asian fusion confusion”, deconstructing Southeast Asian flavors, and the next generation of Asian American cuisine.