NYC Wine & Food Festival

In October 2013, we traveled to New York City. It was my first trip to the “Big Apple”, and it was one I’ll never forget. We saw a Broadway show, Pippen, stayed in Times Square, went to the Statue of Liberty, took a stroll through Central Park, ate at a 3 Michelin star restaurant, Le Bernadin by Eric Ripert, and went to the NYCWFF: Food Network & Cooking Channel NYC Wine & Food Festival.

Food Network & Cooking Channel NYC Wine & Food Festival was on my bucket list. It’s a 4-day event, held in October, every year in NYC. They invite all of our favorite celebrity chefs to host events all over New York City, all in the name of charity. “Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival has raised $9.5 million to date to help fight hunger! 100% of the net proceeds benefit Food Bank for New York City and the No Kid Hungry campaign.”- http://corporate.nycwineandfoodfestival.com/about/

The events we chose to attend were Guy Fieri’s Rock of Ages party.

It was a great time! Guy was an awesome host.

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Guy was our bartender. He was pouring them strong!!

He was fun, swearing, pouring drinks, and showed a side of himself you never get to see on T.V.  I would definitely encourage others to go to any of his events in the future.

Did I mention, the Rock of Ages, cast was there and performing throughout the whole event? It was spectacular!

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With Andrew Zimmern, at his Octoberfest party.

The other event we went to was Andrew Zimmern’s Octoberfest, held in Queens. The event was what one would expect for an Octoberfest party, plenty of sausage and beer. Andrew Zimmern wasn’t as sociable at his event, but he was busy cooking.

If you ever find yourself in NYC in October, I highly recommend attending at least one of these events.

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With Chef Robert Irvine, who took the time to talk to us, and introduce us to his mom. He was such a humble and genuine man.

They are a bit pricey, but remember the money goes to charity, and you never know who you’ll run into.

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With our favorite Iron Chef, Morimoto. He was incredibly kind and funny!

It was a real foodie dream come true. Bucket list. Check!

 

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    • Yes! Plus, it’s so beautiful in the Fall. Especially, Central Park, with all the trees changing colors. We’ll be returning in April, I hope Springtime is just as lovely. Happy Travels, and I hope you get to return one day. Cheers!

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