The New York City Food Network Wine and Food Festival is back! And this year’s 2014 festival, which takes place from October 16th-19th, will benefit No Kid Hungry and Food Bank for New York City, while also offering exclusive dining experiences with star chefs. As always, there will be intimate dinners with well-known chefs like David Bouley, Alain Ducasse, and Ori Menashe. There will also be a special dinner on October 16th to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Le Cirque. For music fans: Jon Bon Jovi will also be at the festival to support his father’s new line of Bongiovi’s pasta sauces.
In addition to the familiar dinners and events at Food and Wine Festival, there will also be a slew of brand-new events, like Hot Dog Happy Hour with Mo Rocca, as well as the chance to attend Meatopia X: The Carnivore’s Ball hosted by Michael Symon, which will feature some of the world’s best chefs cooking all sorta of meat over open wood fires. There will also be something called Dominique Ansel’s Wonderland (maybe it will involved snowing cronuts?)
The most well-known aspect of the festival, of course, are the tastings. This year, enjoy the Blue Moon Burger Bash, Rock & Roll Night Market with Hot Bread Kitchen, ABSOLUT Best Bloody Mary Brunch hosted by the cast of Chopped, Oktoberfest, Mixology Masters with Justin Warner, and more.
Mastercard members can get tickets on presale from June 9-22, and tickets go on sale June 23rd. Check out the rest of the lineup here.
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