Culture Fair: Culturally Diverse Cuisine
By Christina Ossa
Image Provided by Christina Ossa
On Friday, March 17th, North High School’s Language Honors Society and Culture Society hosted North’s annual Culture Fair! A night filled with dance, food, and community, the culture fair was a huge hit with families and students alike. And part of the reason was, of course, the wide selection of food available at the fair. We’ll delve into the delicious creations provided by North’s very own students and families as well as local restaurants in the Valley Stream/Long Island community.
Greek Corner (281 Franklin Ave, Franklin Square, NY 11010):
Located on Franklin Avenue, this restaurant serves primarily Greek food, which is delicious! They provided a delicious Greek salad and Souvlaki skewers.
Capo (700 A Franklin Ave Suite A, Franklin Square, NY 11010):
Located also on Franklin Avenue, Capo is a restaurant that serves both American and Italian cuisine! Here they provided mac and cheese balls which were a hit at the fair.
Il Corso (121 Rockaway Ave, Valley Stream, NY 11580):
Located on Rockaway Avenue in Valley Stream, Il Corso serves primarily Italian pastries. Here they provided an assortment of Italian cookies.
Kumo (434 Dogwood Ave #3349, Franklin Square, NY 11010):
Located on Dogwood Avenue, Kumo is a Japanese restaurant known for its delicious sushi. Here, they provided an assortment of sushi which everyone at the fair quickly ate!
Verdi’s of Westbury (680 Old Country Road, Westbury):
Located on Old Country Road in Westbury, Verdi’s is a restaurant that primarily serves Italian food. Here, they served delectable servings of Penne Ala Vodka and Chicken Frances.
And thanks to food not featured from Prince Umberto’s (721 Franklin Ave, Franklin Square, NY 11010), Tessa Bakery (https://www.instagram.com/tessa_bakery/), DaQueen Cupcake Cafe (https://daqueencupcakecafe.com/), and The Sweet Life Bake Shop (988 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square, NY 11010)! Also, a huge shoutout to everyone else who brought in food not featured for the culture fair from cultures all around the world. The culture fair could not have been such a success without these contributions from our student body and their families!
A night to remember, the Culture Fair ran smoothly and was a huge success again this year. Featuring multiple dishes representing a variety of cultures, you could even try at it to recreate some of your favorite dishes from the event! And of course, a huge shout out to the restaurants that participated in food donations for the event. The event was spectacular, and if you attended or not you should definitely give a visit to the featured restaurants. Support our community by visiting these restaurants, and revel in the cultural diversity that North’s community exults!