Join Us at the 2014 New York City Wine & Food Festival
Autumn may bring with it an excuse to indulge in pumpkin spice and the opportunity to dig into the occasional Halloween candy bowl, but in New York City specifically, fall means it's time for one of the culinary industry's most-anticipated events: the annual New York City Wine & Food Festival. 2014 marks the seventh year of the annual festival, and when it kicks off tomorrow night, your favorite Food Network stars, plus culinary and beverage experts and fans from across the country, will take over the Big Apple for four days of celebrations of all things food and drink.
FN Dish will be at the festival all weekend long with Rachael Ray, Bobby Flay, Alex Guarnaschelli, Sunny Anderson, Robert Irvine, Michael Symon, Geoffrey Zakarian and more famous faces as they host elegant dinners, walk-around tastings and late-night bashes alike. If you can't make it to the festival this year, stay tuned to FN Dish for our editors' insider coverage of the events, or search the hashtag #NYCWFF on Twitter.
Blue Moon Burger Bash Hosted by Rachael Ray (Friday, Oct. 17)
Rachael, Alex, Robert and more chefs and stars will be on hand at what's considered one of the festival's most-popular events. With dozens of classic and creative burger offerings up for grabs, it's up to the crowds of attendees to pick whose between-the-bun creation is worthy of the People's Choice title, while a panel will award one offering as the Judges' Choice.
Thrillist's Barbecue & The Blues Hosted by the Cast of The Kitchen (Friday, Oct. 17)
Succulent smoked meats and cool tunes are simply better when enjoyed together, and both will be in full supply here, as Sunny, Marcela Valladolid, Geoffrey, Katie Lee and Jeff Mauro host this returning celebration.
Bloody Mary Brunch Hosted by the Cast of Chopped (Saturday, Oct. 18)
Join Aarón Sánchez, Ted Allen, Alex, Geoffrey, Marc Murphy and more of the Chopped judges for an afternoon of classic brunch fare, plus a battle to find out who can build the best Bloody Mary.
Tacos & Tequila: A Late-Night Fiesta Hosted by Bobby Flay (Saturday, Oct. 18)
Join Bobby for a midnight tasting of traditional and inventive takes on tacos while enjoying live music and views of the scenic Hudson River.
The New York Times Presents American Harvest Organic Vodka's Greenmarket Brunch Hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian (Sunday, Oct. 19)
With a focus on freshness, Geoffrey’s Sunday brunch will star both chefs and farmers. Fans can expect to indulge in locally sourced dishes as well as classic sips at this walk-around-style event.
Down-Home Country Brunch Hosted by Trisha Yearwood (Sunday, Oct. 19)
Wake up to a comforting Trisha-style brunch with hearty Southern-style fare from leading chefs, including Southern at Heart's Damaris Phillips.
Meatopia X: The Carnivore's Ball Hosted by Michael Symon (Sunday, Oct. 19)
No one knows — or loves — meat quite like Michael, and for one afternoon, he'll oversee the celebration of pig, goat, lamb and beef specialties from New York City chefs and beyond.