New York City Wine & Food Festival Celebrates 10 Years With Four Food-Filled Days

Food Network’s New York City Wine & Food Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and they are doing it big with new events in addition to their already strong lineup from Oct. 12-15.

There will be two Grand Tasting sessions on Saturday and Sunday. The Grand Tasting sessions will also feature culinary demonstrations from celebrity chefs such as Andrew Zimmern, Masaharu Morimoto, Scott Conant, and more. Other walk-around tastings include East Coast Eats, which showcases the best dishes along the eastern coast from Miami to Maine, and Oyster Bash sponsored by Modelo.

Take a seat in intimate dinners with New York’s best chefs including Alain Ducasse, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, David Bouley, Gabrielle Hamilton, and other visiting celebrity chefs and even other celebrities including Whoopi Goldberg, who will host a dinner at Sylvia’s on Thursday. Each evening will feature a selection of these intimate dinners at the chefs’ restaurants. Ticket prices for these dinners range from $225-$4000.

For the night-owls, head to the late night parties, such as Tacos & Tequila hosted by Aaron Sanchez on Thursday, a Ladies’ Night cocktail party on Friday, and a late night sandwich Eggs-travaganza with Eggslut on Saturday.

There are a few new events this year, including a special Smorgasburg on the rooftop of Pier 92 on Thursday evening, an Iron Chef showdown hosted by Alton Brown on Saturday, and a family-friendly Coca Cola Backyard BBQ on Sunday. The passionate cooks can take hands-on classes such as babka making class, a sushi rolling class with Morimoto, Korean cuisine master class with Atoboy, and more.

Guests can purchase individual tickets of weekend packages. Mastercard holders can also get special savings or early access tickets to certain events. There are also Mastercard Exclusive events such as Broadway Tastes hosted by Kristin Chenoweth, where guests will have the chance to meet cast members of popular Broadway shows. 100 percent of the net proceeds go to benefit the Food Bank for New York City and the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger.

New York City Wine and Food Festival takes place from Oct. 12-15.