Join star chef Lee Schrager, actress Whoopi Goldberg and rap star turned food guru Action Bronson in the Big Apple for the 10th annual New York City Wine and Food Festival.
Kicking off on Thursday, 12 October, a host of the culinary industry’s biggest names will be linking up with media personalities to celebrate New York’s vibrant food scene.
You can join them (at a cost). More than 80 events will be taking place throughout the festival, which comes to a close of Sunday, 15 October.
Must-see events at New York City Wine and Food Festival
With plenty to see and do and an array of glorious dishes to fill your belly with, here’s what you should try to see at this year’s New York City Wine and Food Festival:
Best of Brooklyn
Action Bronson has teamed up with Vice Media’s MUNCHIES to share some of Brooklyn’s best dishes with you. The event will be taking place at Industria Williamsburg on Friday, 13 October at midnight London time.
For $95, you will have the pick of food from Brooklyn’s best eateries and a selection of complimentary cocktails. Likewise, there will also be a dance floor and DJs for once you’re full up and feeling the booze.
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The Backyard BBQ has become a New York City Wine and Food Festival staple over the years and isn’t to be missed this year.
The event will return to Pier 92 for the 10th year on Sunday, 15 October. Starting at 9pm London time, the BBQ will act as a closing ceremony.
Hosted by Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern and local butcher Pat LaFrieda, this is one for the family, with good food, drinks and dessert-making games to keep the kids entertained.
The Meatball Shop Master Class
Not only does the festival provide an opportunity to eat some of the best food in New York, but you can also learn how to make it yourself.
This hands-on class will be hosted by the brains behind popular New York City meatball shop, The Meatball Shop, at the Institure of Culinary Education on Saturday, 14 October at 8pm London time. Daniel Holzman will show you how to roll a good ball, plate the perfect pasta and put together a popular party spread.
Rooftop Iron Chef Showdown: Battle Autumn Bounty
Based on iconic Japanese cooking show Iron Chef, this event will see a host of top chefs competing for cash prizes that are bound to motivate them to bring their a-game.
The event will be hosted by former Icon Chef America commentator Alton Brown. The likes of former Iron Chef champions Marc Forgione, Alex Guarnaschelli and Masaharu Morimoto will be taking part, providing more than 30 dishes for audience members to taste test.
The event takes place at the Pier 92 Rooftop on Saturday, 14 October at midnight London time.
Rooftop Rosé at The Top of The Standard
As the festival winds down, relax with a glass (or six) of rosé at the top of The Standard hotel.
Starting at 7pm London time on Sunday, there will be a variety of wines for you to taste. Likewise, there will also be a canapé to tuck in to, put together by The Standard Grill’s Kevin Chojnowski.
Who will be in attendance?
The New York City Wine and Food Festival will welcome a host of famous faces. Culinary experts will be joined by celebrities and DJs to put on spectacular shows for those in attendance.
The likes of Action Bronson and Whoopi Goldberg are the obvious big names to spot.
However, the likes of Big Gay Ice Cream, previously named as the best food truck in the United States, will be taking part. Local favourites such as Pig Beach’s Matt Abdoo and cook show host Ted Allen will also be there.
The full list of attending personalities can be found on the New York City Wine and Food Festival website.
Are tickets still available?
Yes and no.
This isn’t a one ticket gets all festival. You will need to book your place at each separate event depending on what you want to do.
The most popular events have already sold out. For example,The Wall Street Journal’s intimate dinner series is off the menu.
However, there are still plenty of events that you can attend, costing $95 upwards.
For a full list of events, click here.