This weekend, the first annual New York City Food Network Food & Wine Festival was in full swing with samplings of fantastic food and drink from talented chefs and restaurants as well as special events from Food Network hosts and celebrity chefs, including Guy Fieri, Tyler Florence, The Neelys, Bobby Flay and Rachael Ray. From Burger Bashes, Cocktail Clinics, Grand Tastings and late night parties, the fun, food, and drink just kept on coming. Spirits were high and stomachs were full while attendees enjoyed the spectacular New York City fall weather while supporting hunger relief programs offered by Share Our Strength, a Food Network partner, and The Food Bank for New York City. 100% of the money raised over the three days supports much needed community based programs.
Food Network’s newest talent Alex Guarnaschelli dishing up Cavatappi pasta with Spicy Lamb Sausage and Yellow Tomato Sauce at the Grand Tasting
Claudia Sidoti, Recipe Developer