Best Events to Drink & Dine for NYCWFF


This year is the 11th annual New York City Wine and Food Festival, the largest food and wine festival in NYC. Enjoy four days of over 80 food festivities including cooking demonstrations, chef dinners, tastings and book signings with your favorite Food Network stars. Since 1 out of 6 children in New York City struggle with hunger, 100 percent of net profits from the NYCWFF benefit No Kid Hungry and Food Bank for NYC. If you’re looking for the best events to drink and dine, be sure to grab at seat at the table at the events below.

Tacos & Tequila

Thursday, October 11th (10pm – 1am)

Union West Events

543 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10001

If Taco Tuesday is your favorite day of the week, then you won’t want to miss Tacos and Tequila hosted by chef Aarón Sánchez. Tacos and tequila make the ultimate pairing, especially when they’re made by top NYC taco-aficionados. Enjoy top-tier creative cocktails made with Tequila Cazadores as you kick off the ultimate Thirsty Thursday at this late night fiesta.

Supper is Served

Thursday, October 11th (7pm-10pm)

Pier 92

711 12th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Get ready for an evening of women’s empowerment at Supper is Served. Salute inspirational women who are breaking barriers in the food, beverage and entertainment. Celebrity guests include Me Too creator Tarana Burke and chefs and hosts Giada De Laurentiis, Alex Guarnaschelli, Katie Lee, and Rachael Ray. Sip, savor and sway to the beats to country music star and cookbook author Martina McBride and pop vocalist Natasha Bedingfield as you celebrate girl power.

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Trade Tasting

Friday, October 12th (12pm-5pm)

Pier 94

12th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Trade tastings are the perfect place to discover exclusive and limited edition wines and spirits and learn about the newest trends in the beverage industry. Sample rare, vintage wines and spirits from SGWS’ and Lauber Imports’ and start planning your holiday shopping list for seasonal spirits.

90’s Flashback Friday

Friday, October 12th (9pm-11pm)


Washington Street, New York, NY, USA

This fall, 90s nostalgia is trending on the runways, TV show reboots, and musical comebacks. Hang out with rap icon Rev Run from RUN DMC, as you travel back in time to enjoy 90s-inspired cocktails made with Grey Goose Vodka, Bombay Sapphire Gin , Dewar’s Scotch Whiskey, and Tequila Cazadores. Feast on authentic Western Chinese dishes from Xi’an Famous Foods and the best balls in NYC from the Meatball Shop. DJ Tiff McFierce will be spinning the best 90s dance songs, get ready to bust out the “running man!”

On The Rocks: Cocktails and Cool Bites

Saturday, October 13th (8pm-10pm)


Washington Street, New York, NY, USA

Join food and wine connoisseur Ted Allen for cocktails and cool bites. Taste NYC’s trendiest cocktails crafted from top mixologists, paired with tapas from top local chefs. Get ready for those sophisticated late night bites that you’ve been dreaming of.

Hair of the Dog Brunch

Sunday, October 14th (1pm-3pm)


Washington Street, New York, NY, USA

Anne Burrell’s hair is the not the only thing that’s going to be spiked at the Hair of the Dog Brunch! Kick off the ultimate drunk brunch with Bloody Mary’s made with Grey Goose, Bombay, and Cazadores. When you’re hungover nothing quite hits the spot like comfort foods. Indulge in mac n’ cheese, pizza, ramen and other brunch staples.

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