Widely recognized as the largest wine and food festival in New York, the 14th Annual Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF) returns live to New York City October 14th-17th!
With 65+ events taking place over four days, the festival will offer a line-up of walk-around tastings, intimate dinners, late-night parties, brunches, lunches, and more! These events will be accented by a returning selection of family-friendly opportunities to keep fans of all ages engaged throughout the weekend.
The event now requires all guests, staff, and volunteers to provide proof of vaccination in order to gain access to any of the 65+ events.
For the first time ever, the signature fan-favorite tastings will be anchored at Hudson River Park's Pier 76 and The Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86, featuring two outdoor areas showcasing the nation’s most talented chefs and lifestyle personalities during the Festival weekend.
Featured events include:
The fan-favorite Tequila Cazadores’ Tacos After Dark presented by Toyota will return on Friday, October 15, and will be hosted by the exceedingly charming award-winning actress and daytime TV host, Drew Barrymore.
On Saturday, October 16, Food Network stars Jet Tila and Molly Yeh will team up to host House of Suntory presents Asian Night Market, a late-night soirée featuring a variety of traditional Asian market bites.
That same night, the city’s top bartenders from all five boroughs will duel it out for top honors during Battle of the Boroughs: A Cocktail Showdown presented by BACARDÍ.
On Sunday, October 17, celebrate all things PRIDE during the Drag Brunch hosted by chef and cookbook author David Burtka, and his husband, five-time Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris.
Celebrated drag performer Willam Belli and NYC comedian and drag king entertainer Murray Hill will serve as special guests for the fabulous Sunday-Funday extravaganza.
Gourmands looking to sharpen their culinary skills alongside the industry’s biggest personalities can select from a series of Master Classes, offering attendees the chance to personally connect with world-famous chefs, mixologists, and Food Network and Cooking Channel stars!
Fans looking to enjoy unique one-night-only collaborations from their favorite NYC chefs and establishments can revel in this year’s Intimate Dinner Series presented by Air France.
The series will feature more than 20 seated dinners with premium tasting menus highlighting the chefs’ signature cuisines paired with a variety of high-end wines and spirits from the Festival’s exclusive provider, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.
Participating chefs include Giada De Laurentiis, Bryan and Michael Voltaggio, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Marcus Samuelsson, Alex Guarnaschelli, Gabriel Kreuther, Michael White, Melba Wilson, Chintan Pandya, Emily Yuen, Corey Chow, Laetitia Rouabah, Amanda Freitag, and Stephanie Izard.
The Festival’s newest beneficiary, God’s Love We Deliver, is the New York City metropolitan area’s leading provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition counseling for individuals living with severe illness.
Together with Food Bank For New York City, the Festival’s long-time beneficiary and the city’s largest hunger-relief organization, NYCWFF will now support New Yorkers in their greatest time of need by raising awareness and critical funds for those facing severe illness and food poverty.
To date, the Festival has raised more than $13.8 million for its charitable causes with one hundred percent of net proceeds supporting its mission to EAT. DRINK. FEED. NYC.
NYCWFF also remains steadfast in its commitment to celebrate the robust and resilient New York hospitality industry by providing a vital platform for participating chefs, bartenders, and restauranteurs to promote their businesses.
Attend New York’s Annual Food and Wine Festival and be a part of our city’s history!
Photography by: David Prutting and sourced from The Door Online