STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — This weekend, have some Irish Lasagna and Portuguese Stew, courtesy of Canlon’s Restaurant in Oakwood. Then, move onto Liberty Tavern’s “Not Your Mamma’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese,” with slow-cooked pork butt made at the West Brighton pub.
Find all this plus beer, wine and vodka samples and international nibbles presented by more than 30 restaurants at the annual College of Staten “Savor the Flavor” showcase on Sunday, April 3.
The event happens from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Atrium on the Willowbrook campus. The cost is $40 if tickets are purchased in advance. They are $50 per guest at the door.
“We are making mini-stuffed meatballs filled with ricotta and mozzarella, and a spaghetti al forno in cognac cream sauce with shrimp and prosciutto,” said an enthused Pete Marcolini of Aunt Butchie’s of Brooklyn, located in Richmond Valley.
The afternoon includes a shot to vote “the best” in the “People’s Choice” award portion of the program. Professional judges of the dishes include Rob Burmeister, Eddie Canlon and John Sierp, former competitors on Food Network’s “Chopped.”
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-982-2290.
Participating restaurants and businesses include:
Afternoone’s of West Brighton
Alfonso’s of Castleton Corners
Aunt Butchie’s of Brooklyn, Richmond Valley
Bayou of Rosebank
Beans and Leaves of West Brighton
The Beer Garden of Castleton Corners
Beso of St. George
Blue of Livingston
Cake Chef of Meiers Corners
Cookie Jar of West Brighton
Canlon’s Restaurant of Oakwood
Caramelo Caterers of Staten Island
The Crazy Taco Tequila Bar of Elm Park
Delish Dishes by Carole Gervasi, Staten Island caterer
Dosa Garden of Tompkinsville
Ho’Brah Taco Joint of West Brighton
J’s on the Bay of Rosebank
Jimmy Max of Westerleigh and Great Kills
Leo’s Deli of West Brighton
Liberty Tavern of West Brighton
Mother Mousse of Grant City and Travis
Oriental Plaza of Bulls Head
Pepperjack Grill of Castleton Corners
Piece of Cake Bakery of New Dorp
Portobello Café of Great Kills
Port Richmond High School Culinary Arts Program
San Rasa Sri Lankan Cuisine of Tompkinsville
Vino Divino, homemade wines from the Travis winery
Zaghloul Grill of New Dorp