Preview: NYC Food and Wine Festival October 15th-18th, 2015
Various locations, including Piers 92 and 94, New York City
By, E. Joyce Glasgow, www.artsandculturescene.com
The NYC Wine and Food Festival 2015 will be a whirlwind of food and drink events held to benefit the Food Bank for New York City, www.foodbanknyc.org and the No Kid Hungry Campaign, www.nokidhungry.org. There will be roof-top and late night celebrations, formal dinners, brunches, cocktail events, wine tastings, panel discussions, seminars and culinary demonstrations with some of our country’s premier celebrity chefs. Participants will include chefs, Mario Batali, Carla Hall and Michael Symon, whom we enjoy on ABC TV’s “The Chew”, Rachel Ray, Emmy Award winners; Martha Stewart, Lydia Bastianich, Ming Tsai and Giada De Laurentiis. De Laurentiis will be hosting an outdoor, roof-top Italian food festival evening at Pier 92, on the Hudson River and acclaimed chef Alice Waters, of the iconic Chez Panisse, will be hosting an intimate Farm-to-Table dinner on the 51st floor of the Bank of America Tower, featuring a panoramic view of Manhattan.
On Friday, October 16th, Southern Wines and Spirits of New York will host an invitation only tasting event for chefs, wine and spirit sellers, restaurateurs and others in the trade.
The Grand Tastings will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 17th and 18th, at Pier 94. The public will be able to experience dozens of food and wine samples, at the booths of numerous participating restaurants and food businesses, as well as food preparation demonstrations by favorite, well-known professionals throughout both days.
Other chefs who will be participating in the NYC Wine and Food Festival will include such luminaries as Dominique Ansel, inventor of the Cronut, John Besh, Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence, Jacques Torres, Alain Ducasse, Emeril Lagasse, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Marcus Samuelsson, David Bouley, Masaharu Morimoto, Jonathan Waxman and many more. Entertainment industry professionals, Whoopi Goldberg, Valerie Bertinelli, Katherine Heigl, and Patti La Belle will be participating in food events.
To get complete details on the schedule, participants, events, locations, to purchase tickets, or to volunteer, visit nycwff.org.