Just a few weeks after wrapping up the 2013 South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Food Network chefs are already preparing for this fall’s New York City Wine & Food Festival, the sixth-annual celebration of all things culinary and beverage in the heart of Manhattan. For four days in October (October 17-20), the city will welcome your favorite television stars, plus restaurateurs, professional chefs and master mixologists from across the country, as they lead hands-on classes, elegant dinners, casual tastings and late-night bashes alike.
This morning, New York Magazine‘s Grub Street announced the lineup of events, and just like in years past, the 2013 festival will be jam-packed with parties to please every food fan. Before tickets go on sale next month, get an insider’s look at where your favorite stars will be cooking, eating and drinking at the festival, then start planning your weekend for the chance to meet and mingle with them.
Thursday, October 17
Yardbird HK hosted by Matt Abergel
Friday, October 18
Rachael Ray’s Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats
Robert Irvine’s Thrillist’s Barbecue and Blues
Giada De Laurentiis’ Italian Paradise Dinner
Duff Goldman’s Godiva Indulge
Masaharu Morimoto’s Rockin’ Dumplings and Rollin’ Sushi
Saturday, October 19
Jeff Mauro’s Soup’er Sandwich
Paula Deen’s New Testament Brunch
Alex Guarnaschelli’s All That Jazz Brunch
Jets + Chefs: The Ultimate Tailgate hosted by Mario Batali
Times Talks With Michael Symon and Mario Batali
Bobby Flay’s Tacos & Tequila hosted by Olmeca Altos
Ben Sargent’s The Ultimate Catch
Tyler Florence’s Flavors of the West Coast
Guy Fieri’s Rock of Ages Party
Sunday, October 18
Best Bloody Mary Brunch with the cast of Chopped
Masaharu Morimoto’s Master Sushi Rolling Class
Anne Burrell and Adam Richman’s La Sagra Sunday Slices
You can also catch these and more chefs all day on Saturday and Sunday as they take the stage for live culinary demonstrations during the two-day Grand Tasting.
Check out FN Dish’s coverage of last year’s New York City Wine & Food Festival to see inside some of the most-popular events.