NYC Wine and Food Festival
By : Joseph Esola
NYC Wine & Food Festival - October brings us one of the best festivals for foodies in the entire United States: The New York City Wine & Food Festival. This spectacular extravaganza kicks off Thursday October 13th and is filled with events of all types through the end of the weekend on Sunday. One of the best parts about the whole event is 100% of net profits goes to the No Kid Hungry® campaign and Food Bank for New York City to help fight hunger. Let’s now go over some of the big highlights of the festival. Chicken Coupe hosted by Whoppi Goldberg
Foodies can start off on Thursday evening attending the Chicken Coupe hosted by actor Whoppi Goldberg and Chef Andrew Carmellini. Just imagine tasting fried chicken and champagne at an event hosted by amazing celebrities? We can’t think of a much better way to start off your weekend.
Party into the night on Friday at the Rock N’ Roll Sushi karaoke event. This starts off at 11pm and lasts till 2am at Union Fare which is at Union Square. Grab yourself a California roll or any number of unique sushi options and a drink before stepping up to the mic to test your vocal skills.
Wake up Saturday morning and head to Agern at Grand Central Terminal to start your day by attending a Nordic Breakfast. Chef Claus Meyer will create some amazing Nordic spins on porridge, eggs and so much more.
After your breakfast head to a cooking class called A Guide to the World of Spices with Chef Lior Lev Sercarz. Here you will learn how to blend your spices for the perfect seasoning on dishes. Enjoy hands on cooking where you can try out your new ideas for spice mixtures.
Finish off your Saturday at the Midnight in Paris Dessert Tasting in the Prince George Ballroom hosted by Chef Dominique Ansel. Here foodies will sample some amazing French pastries.
The final day of the NYC Wine & Food Festival has lots to offer. Foodies can start off their day with a Cake Decorating Master Class hosted by Chef Sylvia Weinstock. Another great selection is the cooking class with Chef Lee Chizmar where you can learn about making breakfast with ingredients you could find at a farmers’ market.
The afternoon is filled with so many choices that we just can’t make up our minds which is best. You can take part in a grand tasting at a culinary demonstration, or attend Game Day Eats where you can sample some amazing football party snacks. There is a wine seminar on sparkling wines as well as tortilla making class. Then in late afternoon Sunday come two of our favorite classes which are Fondue Making as well as Ice Cream Sandwich Making.
Last but not least, let’s not forget the rooftop events of the festival where attendees can enjoy some excellent food, an amazing view at Pier 92 and celebrity hosts. Check out Barilla’s Italian Table on Thursday hosted by Chef Giada De Laurentiis. Foodies can go and party at the Blue Moon Burger Bash on Friday hosted by Rachael Ray. Don’t miss the Backyard BBQ on Sunday hosted by Bobby Flay and Michael Symon.
You can start your food adventure by going to the festival’s website to purchase tickets to events. It can be found at this link: (Buy Tickets to Events). Don’t forget there are more events than listed here in this article so make sure to read about them all. When you click on any event it will tell you the exact location, attire, cost of ticket and a short description of what is all involved.
TravelingWarrior.com knows you will love all the events you attend at this festival. Don’t delay on booking your tickets as some events are already sold out. Lastly, you can search for hotel reservations for your stay by following this link to our comparison engine (Search for Great Prices on Hotels).