04/08/19 9:33am

Taste Your Way Around the Globe at Dining for Justice on April 14

Mexican-born chef Fernando Gonzales of ERT will be cooking up cochinita pibil.

Without immigrants the United States and Queens, and myself, frankly would not be who we are today. That’s why I’m honored to show my support for the second Dining For Justice fundraiser for immigrant families at the border, which will be held at Sound River Studios in Long Island City. on April 14, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Chef Jonathan Forgash, co-founder of Queens Dinner Club, has assembled a roster of top-flight chefs, many of whom are immigrants themselves, for this gala tasting whose cuisine is as diverse as Queens itself.

Astoria’s Ornella Trattoria will serve up sumptuous pork rib ragu.

Mexican-born chef Fernando Gonzales of ERT is cooking up cochinita pibil, a slow cooked pork dish, while his father, Victor, will be making churros. Pecel Ndeso, will serve cuisine from Indonesia, while Astoria’s very own Kurry Qulture will be preparing Indian delicacies for the event. Chef Tony Liu of The Queensboro, Jackson Heights’ hottest new restaurant will be there as well as Chef Hugue Dufour of M. Wells Steakhouse.

Barbecue fans won’t be left out of the fun either; LIC’s John Brown Smokehouse and pitmaster John Zervoulakos of Stuey’s Smokehouse BBQ will be on hand to satisfy carnivorous cravings. Libations will be provided by Founders Brewery, Alewife Brewery & Pub, Susana Bilbo Wines, KH&H Liquors, and Tarongino. Tickets are available here.

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