Feb. 10, 2020 By Allie Griffin
Foodies and meat-lovers can get their fill of pork-related dishes at the fifth annual “Charcuterie Masters” event that returns to Flushing next week.
The food-centric celebration will feature top global chefs’ takes on pork in an celebration of the pig at Flushing Town Hall, located at 137-35 Northern Blvd, on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The event features unlimited tastings of more than 60 kinds of charcuterie and a lineup of heritage pork and cured meat dishes almost as diverse as Queens itself — with China, France, Greece, Italy, Korea, Portugal and Spain represented.
Top chefs presenting include American Cut Steakhouse’s Anastacia Song who will serve pastrami spiced bacon candy with fennel kimchi; Tao Downtown’s Stephen Yen with roast pig bao sandwiches with garlic hoisin; Michelin Bib Gourmand winner Alfonso Zhicay of Casa Del Chef Bistro with organic faro risotto with Ribs Within Bacon and John Brown Smokehouse’s Josh Bowen with short rib pastrami reuben.
“Many food festivals have become just massive feedings of the masses. I like being part of Charcuterie Masters because it still has the focus of showcasing the food and the artisans that have made it,” Chef Yen of Tao Downtown said.
A winner of Charcuterie Masters will be selected by a panel of judges in the industry.
Attendees can vote for their favorite charcuterie for the people’s choice award and snap Instagram photos of “New York City’s largest charcuterie board.”
Refreshments including Belgian Trappist ales from Chimay, wines from Rooftop Reds and beverages from Brooklyn Ciderhouse will also be available.
Tickets cost $70 for general admission, which includes unlimited tastings of all food and beverages. VIP tickets cost $150 and include early entry as well as access to additional tastings and demonstrations.