Now in its seventh year, The New York City Wine & Food Festival (Oct. 16-19) brings together some of the world’s greatest chefs, winemakers, spirit producers and personalities for a four-day gala that allows travelers and New Yorkers alike to sample the work of culinary greats, while also helping raise money for leading hunger-relief organizations.
The festival offers over 100 different events at a variety of prices that include tastings, formal dinners, parties and seminars around the city, with many taking place at Piers 92 and 94 on the West Side of Manhattan (including rooftop events). Programs includes a Le Cirque 40th Anniversary Dinner with Sirio Maccione; a cooking class with Martha Stewart; and a Jets tailgate party with Joe Namath and Mario Batali. Prices range from $20 for panel discussions to hotel and event packages for $2,415.
Proceeds from the Festival go to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign and the Food Bank for New York City. For more information, and to buy tickets, visit www.nycwff.org.
To get an early taste for this year's event, Where (with help from our friends at Real Food Real Kitchens) caught up with some of the chefs to offer a preview of the festival. Press play for more deliciousness:
#1: Tao Downtown‘s Corporate Executive Chef Ralph Scamardella takes us on a tour of the delectable dim sum tastings available at the New York City Wine & Food Festival:
#2: Executive Chef/Partner Michael Ferraro of Delicatessen demonstrates the making of the Oozy Juicy Lucy, which can be sampled at the New York City Wine & Food Festival.
#3: Ample Hills Creamery Owner Brian Smith explains why his ice cream freezes out the competition, and offers a Master Class in ice cream making at the New York City Wine & Food Festival.