New York City Wine & Food Festival
The New York City Wine & Food Festival, arguably one of the largest food festivals in America, has announced its Food Network star-studded lineup. Tickets for the festival are on sale now, with dozens of events packed in over the course of four days, from intimate dinners to big blowout parties with seemingly endless tables of food.
"We're really excited for this year," said festival founder and director Lee Brian Schrager. "Between bringing back fan-favorite events, new soirées, and several intimate dinner experiences with top-rated chefs, there's something for everyone at this year's Festival."
Of course there are the classics like Meatopia (dedicated this year to the memory of the belated Josh Ozersky), the Blue Moon Burger Bash, and Thrillist’s Barbecue & the Blues, hosted this year by Adam Richman.
There are also several newcomers this year, like the Sweet Masquerade hosted by Dominique Ansel and Pecko Zantilaveevan. This lavish affair will turn the Four Seasons pool room into a charming masquerade ball on October 16 with Champagne and desserts from pastry chef Ansel. You won’t want to miss Top Dog, a hot dog competition hosted by the Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmern, or Pigs & Pints hosted by Robert Irvine, featuring all things pork and beer, both of which take place on October 17.
If you’re looking for a quieter experience, there will be plenty of sit-down dinners and tastings hosted by acclaimed chefs, like those with April Bloomfield (The Breslin) and Amanda Cohen (Dirt Candy) October 15 at Ace Hotel; Michael White (Marea) and Ken Oringer (Toro) October 17 at Ibis; and Ashley Christensen, Alex Raij (Txikito), and Gabrielle Hamilton(Prune) October 15 at the Park Lane Hotel.