New York City Wine & Food Festival Turns 10

New York will play host to more than 80 culinary star-studded events benefiting the Food Bank For New York City and No Kid Hungry® when the Food Network and Cooking Channel celebrate 10 years of the New York City Wine and Food Festival.

Presented by Coca Cola, this year’s lineup includes established fan favorites as well as some exciting new additions. Whet your appetite and review some of the delicious possibilities. NYCWFF runs October 12 – 15, 2017.

Classics

Blue Moon Burger Bash:

One of the events most closely associated with NYCWFF is the Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats and hosted by Rachael Ray.

This event will bring past winners from previous Bashes to battle new contenders in order to see whose burger reigns supreme. Celebrity judges include Lance Bass, Elvis Duran, Jaymee Sire, and BD Wong. Naughty By Nature, best known for their hits “O.P.P.” and “Hip Hop Horray” will also be performing.

Broadway Tastes:

Don’t miss Broadway Tastes, presented by Variety and hosted by Kristin Chenoweth.

A perfect option for gourmet broadway babies, the second annual Broadway Tastes features chefs – and their brunch dishes – inspired by over a dozen popular Broadway musicals. Cast members of Broadway shows will also make the scene, along with Sirius XM host, Seth Rudetsky.

Newbies

Inaugural Clean & Sustainable Cooking:

The Inaugural Clean & Sustainable Cooking panel is a thought-provoking panel with Chef José Andrés, chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup and named one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People;” Sam Kass, former White House Chef; and Radha Muthiah, CEO of Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. The panel is moderated by Susan Ungaro, President of the James Beard Foundation.

Sustainability has never been a hotter topic in the food world. Have a seat and learn from some of the best in the business.

Israeli Brunch:

You won’t want to miss treating yourself to a traditional Israeli Brunch hosted by famed Philadelphia-based chef/restaurateur, Michael Solomonov. Go sweet – with Federal Donuts – or savory, at this family-style brunch at the Café Medi on the Lower East Side.

Chefs are Rock Stars and Rock Stars are Chefs:

This panel gives you the opportunity to Explore the Creative Link Between Music and Food. Panelists include Mario Batali, Award-winning Chef and TV Personality; Jarobi White, Grammy-award winning musician;  and Brooke Mazurek, acclaimed chef and music writer. Moderator Isabel Gonzalez-Whitaker, Deputy Editor of Billboard, will settle in to discuss the creative parallels between food and music.

For the Family

Italian Harvest Party:

Be sure to attend the Alfa Romeo presents Italian Harvest Party hosted by Giada De Laurentiis. Giada and her daughter Jade will bring “la bella vita” to life at their festive gathering. Expect an abbondanza of snacks, pasta, pizza, beer, wine and mocktails – even a live band!

Family Ice Cream Fun-dae:

At Family Ice Cream Fun-dae, I scream, you scream, we all scream celebrity chef ice cream with hosts Mario Batali and Ayesha Curry. Choose from an array of top icy treats curated by Nick Morgenstern of Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream, and Rebecca DeAngelis, the pastry chef Babbo. Will you opt for Butter & Scotch or go Big Gay Ice Cream?

NYCWFF Has Something For Everyone

Breathless and hungry? Wondering how you can possibly make the most this action-packed celebration of food? Luckily NYCWFF founder and director, Lee Brian Schrager, gave us some advice: “With more than 75 events, there truly is something for everyone’s taste buds and budget.  If it’s your very first Festival, I would suggest taking in one of our signature events at Pier 92 or Pier 94 and then one of the intimate dinners, late-night parties, wine seminars or interactive classes (depending on what your personal preference is). And wear comfortable shoes!”

Purchase tickets online or call (800) 764-8773.

 

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