New York City Wine & Food Festival Events
Thursday, October 10 Events
Elvis Duran’s Taste of New York
Join us Thursday, October 10, 2019, for Elvis Duran’s Taste of New York, presented by INTRENSIC Wine Co! We’ll be on site at Hudson River Park’s Pier 97 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with the host of the popular Z100 Morning Show, featuring a special-guest appearance by Grammy Award-winner Alessia Cara!
We’re helping Elvis celebrate the launch of his new book in style! Dance the night away while sampling dishes from more than 25 of New York City’s most popular haunts – a roster of restaurants hand-selected in collaboration with Elvis himself. Think piles of pastrami, cheesy chicken parmesan, stacked bagel sandwiches, black and white cookies, dumplings, pasta and more for a smorgasbord of legendary Big Apple bites! NBC 4 New York’s Emmy Award-winning traffic reporter and widely recognized Big Apple culinary explorer Lauren Scala will serve as the evening’s mistress of ceremonies, lending her knowledge of the city’s best haunts to keep the party going. Don’t miss out on this exclusive experience!
A Night at José Andrés’ Mercado Little Spain
We’ll be in Little Spain for a late-night jaunt around José Andrés’s Mercado Little Spain at Hudson Yards! José Andrés’s, best known for his awarded Spanish cuisine, has granted NYCWFF and Four Roses exclusive access to his premier Spanish food marketplace at NYC’s newest hotspot, Hudson Yards, and we’re inviting our award-winning Bourbon-lovers! Enjoy refreshing cocktails, beers or wines as you sample exquisite Spanish delicacies and explore unique and tantalizing new flavors in this exclusive one night event!
Friday, October 11 Events
Blue Moon Burger Bash Featuring Chef Rachael Ray
NYCWFF’s epic burger battle returns for the 12th straight year! Join us at one of the most popular parties, along with award-winning daytime TV host and author of the highly anticipated release of Rachael Ray 50: Memories and Meals from a Sweet and Savory Life: A Cookbook, Rachael Ray!
Spend your Friday evening under the stars sampling your way through over 25 of NYC’s juiciest burgers, featuring premium Pat LaFrieda meat, along with classic side dishes and indulgent desserts. Refreshing Bourbons, beer, wine and spirits, live music and a sweeping view of the city skyline will complete this unforgettable party! Grab your friends and experience the iconic event that keeps NYCWFF lovers returning year after year.
Saturday, October 12 Events
Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite
There is no event like the signature Grand Tasting, returning for its 12th straight year! The best NYC restaurants, most sought-after wines, spirits and Bourbons, and your favorite culinary stars are gathered for an afternoon straight out of every food and wine enthusiast’s dreams! Roam over a city block’s worth of offerings, enjoying an endless variety of food, drink, fun and entertainment from amazing culinary personalities. Join the live audience at the Culinary Demonstrations at The IKEA Kitchen presented by Capital One with over 20 culinary personalities and celebrity chefs, including many Food Network and Cooking Channel stars. You’ll be up-close-and-personal as they demonstrate new recipes and techniques!
Goldbelly Sweets ‘n Beats
NYCWFF is throwing a late-night dessert extravaganza hosted by sweets master, beloved Cake Boss television host Buddy Valastro and Joe Ariel, founder of Goldbelly and authority on all things delicious. Joe, along with his team of food explorers, are the experts of regional, iconic foods, and have selected the sweetest sweets from around the country to offer a party overflowing with incredible desserts. DJs will spin hits all night long as you enjoy over-the-top sweets from our favorite dessert destinations. Our resident sweet tooths – Buddy and Joe –along with social media influencer Jessica Hirsch of Cheat Day Eats will crown a winner. Take in every moment as you enjoy on wine, beer, refreshing Bourbon cocktails and delight in all of your favorites at this sweet tooth’s paradise.
Farmer’s Market Brunch
Join Food Network personality, cookbook author and restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian, and his closest NYC chef friends, for a walk-around tasting full of local ingredients and fall flavors. Spend the morning savoring autumnal brunch fare from some of NYC’s most prominent restaurants inspired by best-of-the-best seasonal ingredients straight from regional farms. Chat with farmers first-hand about their seasonal products and welcome fall by filling up on bountiful bites, Bourbon, beer, wine and spirits at this returning Festival favorite.
Sunday, October 13 Events
Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite
The best NYC restaurants, most sought-after wines, spirits and Bourbons, and your favorite culinary stars are gathered for an afternoon straight out of every food and wine enthusiast’s dreams. Roam over a city block’s worth of offerings, enjoying an endless variety of food, drink, fun and entertainment from amazing culinary personalities! Sample hundreds of Bourbons from Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits portfolio!
America’s Greatest Sandwich Showdown
Get ready to sink your teeth into NYC’s most iconic sandwiches! Spend the Sunday afternoon with host of Travel Channel’s Man Finds Food, Adam Richman and Joe Ariel, founder of Goldbelly and authority on all things delicious. Enjoy refreshing beer, wine and specialty cocktails and Bourbons for the perfect complement to every bite! Joe and his team of food explorers are the experts on regional, iconic foods, and have selected the best sandwich options so you know you’ll be greeted with NYC’s best overstuffed Pastrami on rye’s, overflowing Italian subs, oozing grilled cheese creations, crisp cubanos, meaty arepas, juicy burgers and every other kind of sandwich you can imagine. You’ll be the judge and decide who comes out on top at this epic battle between bread!