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The fall season brings all things pumpkin and apple, but it also ushers in one of the largest food festivals in the country: the New York City Wine & Food Festival. Starting tonight and running through Sunday, this four-day extravaganza gathers the best of the industry all in one city.
We’ll be at the festival all weekend long with Food Network stars Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri, Robert Irvine, Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Geoffrey Zakarian, Jeff Mauro, Alex Guarnaschelli, Justin Warner and more.
If you can’t make it to the festival this year, tune in to FN Dish for our coverage all weekend long,including exclusive videos, or search the hashtag #NYCWFF on Twitter.
Blue Moon Burger Bash hosted by Rachael Ray (Friday, Oct. 18)
Join Rachael and some of your favorite Food Network chefs — Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri and Marc Murphy — for one of the biggest bashes of the weekend. Bobby took home Judge’s Choice in South Beach earlier this year — will he be able to do it in New York City with his Carolina Burger (smoked cheddar, mustard barbecue sauce and green onion slaw)?
Thrillist’s Barbecue & Blues hosted by Robert Irvine (Friday, Oct. 18)
Robert hosts a celebration of meaty and musical goodness. Attendees can expect to grub on succulent barbecue-inspired dishes cooked up by some of New York’s top culinary masterminds, complemented by cocktails and a live blues band.
Italian Paradise Dinner by Giada De Laurentiis (Friday, Oct. 18)
Prepare to enjoy an intimate sit-down dinner with Giada at Haven’s Kitchen. Guests will enjoy a menu featuring Italian delicacies such as handmade pastas, flavorful sauces, succulent roasts, vegetables and rustic desserts.
Rockin’ Dumplings and Rollin’ Sushi by Masaharu Morimoto (Friday, Oct. 18)
Iron Chef Morimoto invites his favorite dumpling-steamers and sushi-rollers to take over the elegantly crafted Neo-Georgian Harvard Club for Rockin’ Dumplings and Rollin’ Sushi, a late-night walk-around tasting of Asian-inspired small plates.
Greenmarket Brunch hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian (Saturday, Oct. 19)
Join Geoffrey and his friends for a fresh take on the farmer-to-chef experience. Meet the food industry’s favorite local farmers and learn firsthand about their star products. Partnered with each farmer is a master chef who has created a dish showcasing each grower’s unique and seasonal ingredient.
All That Jazz Brunch hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli (Saturday, Oct. 19)
The newest Iron Chef opens her doors for this jazz-filled, high-energy brunch. Chef Guarnaschelli will share some of her favorite recipes from her recently released cookbook, Old-School Comfort Food.
Soup’er Sandwich hosted by Jeff Mauro (Saturday, Oct. 19)
The Sandwich King hosts this leisurely lunchtime walk-around tasting featuring savory sandwiches with a side of soup to warm the soul. More than 15 of the best local spots will concoct versions of this favorite comfort food combo.
Tacos & Tequila hosted by Bobby Flay (Saturday, Oct. 19)
Bobby invites more than two dozen of his culinary friends to showcase their favorite taco recipes paired with concoctions featuring Olmeca Altos tequila for this high-energy walk-around tasting.
Guy Fieri Rock of Ages Party (Saturday, Oct. 19)
Guy’s opening up his Times Square restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar, for a One Night Only celebration of the 1980s featuring the cast of Broadway’s most popular show, Rock of Ages. Don’t stop believin’ all the fun you will have at this late-night walk-around tasting in paradise city.
Bloody Mary Brunch hosted by the cast of Chopped (Sunday, Oct. 20)
The cast of Chopped will host this event and also choose some of their favorite chefs to make appearances. Guests will sample traditional brunch cuisine from the foremost experts on this Sunday specialty. The real show, however, will take place as bartenders compete to make exquisite Bloody Marys.
Mixology Masters hosted by Justin Warner (Sunday, Oct. 20)
Join some of New York’s most creative concocters of cocktails in this new nighttime spin on the classic Bagatelle brunch. Sample different takes on the perfect cocktail from leading local mixologists and snack on sweet and savory treats while dancing the night away.