Indulge in a Bounty of Food and Wine at the NYCWFF
What brings together top international chefs, rockstar mixologists and Food Network personalities? The answer is the New York City Wine & Food Festival, a four-day event that combines the very best cuisine and spirits with a collective desire to end hunger. It will be held on October 11-14 in venues across the city and tickets are selling like hot bread. The good news is that all proceeds go to charities committed to eradicating hunger.
Given that the core of the festival is the food, any event that you attend will be more than worth your while. Choose from a intimate dinners at select restaurants with menus created by top chefs or larger, casual events, such as an after-hours night of food tasting in Chelsea Food Market.
Family-friendly events include: Nulo Pet Food's Yappie Hour hosted by Katie Lee, Family Ice Cream Fun-dae hosted by Duff Goldman, Breakfast Pajama Party hosted by Today's Dylan Dreyer and Sheinelle Jones, and Coca-Cola Backyard BBQ presented by National Beef & Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Nusret “Salt Bae” Gökçe and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
Nothing beats a few days of rooftop parties, tastings and late night parties. The festival has an exciting lineup of all-nighters and expert pairing that you can’t miss: 90’s Flashback Friday presented by Bacardí and hosted by Rev Run, Tacos & Tequila presented by Tequila Cazadores hosted by Aarón Sánchez, and Steak and Whiskey Pairing with Allen Katz at STK Downtown are but a few of the lively 21+ events.
Classes and Panels
An event of this magnitude couldn’t pass the opportunity to share the knowledge and expertise of its culinary geniuses. A selection of ticketed culinary demos, hands-on classes and panels will be the festival’s cherry on the cake. Some of the educational offerings include Immigration and Hospitality: Culture Collision and Crisis, a panel curated by Andrew Zimmern, Cocktail Making Master Class with Death & Co.'s Alex Day and Cake Decorating Master Class with Flour Shop's Amirah Kassem.
Tickets and Packages
Let’s get down to it. This event can be as inexpensive or as expensive as you want. You can choose many events from under $100 admission per person (sometimes a lot less than that!) or individual tickets can go up to $300 or more. If you’re planning to attend several events, you should consider purchasing a package. For example, a Party Animal Package costs $390 but includes a ticket to three major events.
And that’s New York City Food & Wine Festival in a nutshell. If you are unable to snag a few tickets, then check out The New Yorker Hotel dining options or follow our blog for insider tips on the best restaurant and bars in New York.