From October 7-10th, New York City will be abuzz with the Food Network New York City wine & Food Festival. This festival will feature such culinary heavy hitters like Booby Flay, Ming Tsai, Giada De Laurentiis, Tyler Florence and hundreds more. As well as appearances and seminars with wine experts such as Shelley Lindgren, Richard Betts, Francesco Marone Cinzano and many, many more pros.
From The Food Network's Official Site:
"The third annual Food Network New York City wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure takes place October 7-10, 2010 and once again is hosted by and benefits the Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength. Building on the success of the 2008 and 2009 Festivals, the 2010 Festival is set to turn up the heat in New York City this Columbus Day weekend.
The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure magazines began as a one night event, SWEET, in the fall of 2007. In 2008, Festival Founder and Director Lee Brian Schrager of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, launched the inaugural Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival. The first annual Festival consisted of over 80 events. The second annual Festival in 2009 grew to over 120 events held throughout the Meatpacking District and beyond. Festival events ranged from extravagant walk-around tastings like the Burger Bash, SWEET, and the Grand Tasting, to culinary demonstrations and educational wine and food pairing seminars led by the industry's biggest names, to kids-oriented interactive cooking experiences and, local events incorporating the businesses in the host area, the Meatpacking District. The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival is the only festival in New York to bring together both legendary culinary icons from around the globe and America's most beloved television chefs. Mirroring the charitable component of its sister event, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine, 100 percent of the net proceeds from the New York City festival directly benefit the hunger relief organizations Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength.
Taking place primarily in the fashionable Meatpacking District and select landmark settings such as the DUMBO section of Brooklyn, the festival seamlessly integrates into the pace and lifestyle of the city. This year's chefs and culinary personalities include Dan Barber, Daniel Boulud, Alton Brown, Paula Deen, Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence, Giada De Laurentiis, Masaharu Morimoto, Rachael Ray, Martha Stewart, and Ming Tsai, to name just a few. Winemakers and cocktail experts including the likes of Alessia Antinori, Anthony Giglio, Ray Isle, Mark Oldman, Andrea Robinson, Josh Wesson and the Tippling Brothers, leading a journey through an extensive array of wine and spirits from the Southern Wine & Spirits of New York portfolio.
The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival is produced by Karlitz & Company and Southern Wine & Spirits of New York, the Exclusive Provider of Wines and Spirits for the Festival."
For more information and to purchase tickets visit their official website here.