If you adore eating great food, then mark your calendars now for the New York Wine and Food Festival to be held on October 13 to 16. Over 100 different events will be held over the course of four days.
Guests attending the festival, believed to be the largest in America, are given the chance to meet over 500 chefs. While it is estimated that over 55,000 people will attend this event, many who have attended over the last eight festivals have been surprised at how close they can get to some of the chefs that they admire most.
One of the chefs that will be at this event is Mario Batali who is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on Italian cuisine. Also, present at the festival will be David Bouley who is the owner of Bouley’s where over 7,000 people told Zagat’s is where they would choose to eat their last meal. Another chef that will be present is Bobby Flay who is the executive chef for many restaurants including Bar American, according to an article in Huffington Post. In addition to meeting professional chefs, attendees can meet several celebrity chefs including Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Patrick Harris, and Patti LaBelle.
While the food promises to be outstanding, attendees can also sample wines from some of the best wineries found in Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of New York portfolio. Their CEO was just named person of the year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
There will be many intimate dinners as part of the Bank of America’s Dinner Club with many selling out very fast. The festival also features hands-on demonstrations like cake decorating, cooking with spices and making homemade beagles. Brides will not want to miss the demo on wedding food. The festival swings on late into the night with a chance to eat French desserts and a midnight jazz breakfast.
Each event carries its own price. Over the last eight years, the festival has managed to raise $9.5 million for No Kid Hungry and the Food Bank of New York City.