International food festivals allow one to sample flavors from all over the world without having to deep-fry a globe. Belly up to authenticity with today’s Groupon to the International Food Tasting Festival at the Westchester County Center in White Plains on Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $34, you get two tickets (a $70 value).
- For $18, you get one ticket (a $35 value).<p>
In its inaugural year, the International Food Tasting Festival brims with morsels from area restaurants, cooking demonstrations, and competitive-eating competitions set to a live soundtrack of R & B-infused reggae from Timmy Love & the Reflex Band. Visitors amble about the space, sampling globally inspired bites from local eateries, which they can rate on a restaurant scorecard according to flavor, texture, and kindness. Pie- and wing-eating competitions test the ironclad stomachs of contestants, and regional chefs show off their skills during cooking demonstrations. A portion of the event’s proceeds supports Habitat for Humanity.