1. The Grand Tasting Presented by ShopRite

QF0209_Grilled-Mango-with-Lime-Salt-and-Ancho-Powder-Recipe_s4x3_lgMasterCard® Priceless® New York Fast Pass: Purchase your tickets with a MasterCard card and receive 15% off and access to the Priceless New York Fast Pass lane for expedited entry into the Grand Tasting venue.  Be sure to select the Fast Pass at check-out.

The Festival’s signature Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite with KitchenAid Culinary Demonstrations presented by MasterCard®  has a new home on Pier 94  NYCWFF’s “Culinary Campus”. An all-day, all-inclusive ticket offers access to culinary demonstrations and book signings from top Food Network and celebrity chefs, bites from NYC’s top restaurants and chefs, endless samplings of fine wine and spirits from the Southern Wine & Spirits of New York portfolio and interactive activities by top sponsors. Come check out ShopRite’s grand brands serving anything from sweet to savory. The KitchenAid Culinary Demonstrations feature two continuously running stages with celebrity chefs showcasing their talent live, followed immediately by the chance to purchase the latest cookbook and get in a few words with your kitchen hero.

As a sponsor of the 2013 NYC Wine & Food Festival, Delta will be offering free Pedi-Plane rides to festival-goers throughout the Festival weekend. Friday through Sunday, the Pedi-Planes will pick up guests going to and from Columbus Circle to the Grand Tasting at Pier 94, making stops at the Hudson Hotel as needed. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the Pedi-Planes will pick up guests from Burger Bash/Tacos & Tequila at Pier 92 and go back and forth to Columbus Circle. The Delta Pedi-planes will be stationed at the taxi stand at Pier 94 on Friday from 2pm – 11pm, Saturday from 2pm – 10pm and Sunday from 2pm – 6pm. Festival-goers will be required to show their Festival credentials or tickets in order to enjoy the free ride.