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It was another successful Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (NYCWFF) which returned to celebrate its 15th anniversary from October 13-16, 2022. The Festival, which encompasses more than 80 events, has been steadfast in its mission to EAT. DRINK. FEED NYC. while generating awareness for the host non-profit, God’s Love We Deliver, New York City’s leading provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition counseling for individuals living with severe illness. A variety of walk-around tastings, intimate dinners, pier parties, brunches and more took place at locations across the city.
The centerpiece of the Festival took place at Hudson River Park’s Pier 76 – Grand Tasting featuring Culinary Demonstrations presented by Liebherr Appliances. On October 15 and Sunday, October 16 a 135,000 sq. ft. culinary playground constructed on the Hudson River consisted of food samplings, wine, spirit and beer tastings, interactive installations and more. Fan-favorite celebrity chefs and lifestyle personalities from Food Network and beyond will take to the stage for the family-friendly Culinary Demonstrations presented by Liebherr Appliances followed by book signings and photo ops.
Other highlights of the NYCWFF included the following:
- 20+ of NYC’s top burgers and vote for whose burger reigns supreme at Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray Celebrity judges including Peloton instructor Ally Love, Super Bowl Champion and former New York Jet Willie Colon, co-host of Food Network’s The Kitchen Sunny Anderson, television host Adam Richman, Emmy Award winner and host of WNBC’s New York Live Lauren Scala and social media sensation Danny Mondello aka @meals_by_cug. (Thursday, October 13)
- A feast of authentic Italian dishes at Peroni’s Taste of Italy presented by Fratelli Beretta hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli and Scott Conant with special guest Whoopi Goldberg (Friday, October 14)
- The city’s very best tacos and high-end expressions of tequilas at Caviar presents Tacos & Tequila After Dark powered by Toyota hosted by the Cast of The Kitchen with special guests Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show (Saturday, October 15)
- Expertly grilled, smoked and slow-roasted meats prepared by more than 20 chefs at the family-friendly Backyard BBQ presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Dario Cecchini and Andrew Zimmern (Sunday, October 16)
Follow the NYC Wine and Food Festival on social media (on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using @NYCWFF/#NYCWFF) to stay up to date on all developments, this is an event that isn’t to be missed!
By Mosaka Williamson