Friday, October 18, 2013

Our Top Picks of the New York City Wine & Food Festival - October 17 - 20, 2013

The New York City Wine & Food Festival 2013 is back this year with 4 days of food tastings, dinners, brunches, and late night parties at some of New York's best event venues (The Standard Hotel, Mandarin Oriental, Morimoto, etc).  Celebrity chefs will be hosting many of the events throughout the night - giving cooking demos, doing book signings, and creating unique dishes for this year's attendees.  Some of this year's participating chefs include Geoffrey Zakarian, David Bouley, Masaharu Morimoto, Mario Batali, Daniel Boulud, and other top chefs who keep the caliber of dining in NYC top notch.  

With so many events to choose from, below are some of our top picks in each category.  All tickets can be ordered here but click on the links below to search for event by category.

1. Late Night Parties:

The Gotham West Market Opening Night - October 18, 2013 - 10pm to 1am.  This party is a preview for New York's newest upscale food hall.  Shops there include El Comado (a tapas bar by Chef Seamus Mullen of Tertulia), Roadside (American Roadside fare by design firm AvroKO), Little Chef (farm to table cuisine by Caroline Fidanza of Saltie), and Brooklyn's Court Street Grocers.

Global Night Market at the Todd English Plaza Food Hall - October 19, 2013 - 10pm to 1am. Enjoy the wide variety of gourmet foods featured in this beautiful upscale food hall - Lady M cakes, Luke's Lobsters, and the Japanese, Italian, Seafood, and American selections of Todd English's Food Hall. 

2. Walk Around Tastings:

Grand Tasting presented by Shop Rite - October 19 - 20, 2013.  This is the biggest event of the festival, featuring gourmet tastings from New York's top restaurants and food demos by the city's top celebrity chefs.  Participating chefs include Bobby Flay, Morimoto, Andrew Zimmern and more.

3. Dinner Parties:

Hooked - A Dinner at Catch with Hung Huyn - October 20, 2013, 6 - 8pm.  Top Chef Season 3 winner Hung Huyn will be preparing a seafood dinner at restaurant Catch 21.

A complete list of events can be accessed here.  Many events sell out quickly so we recommend getting your tickets as early as possible.

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