Score your seat at the table for the city's biggest foodie event of the fall — tickets for theNew York City Wine & Food Festivalare on sale now.
The Food Network-sponsored event, which takes place Oct. 16-19,will feature more than 100 food-related events, including tastings, parties and seminars.Celebrity guests include singer Jon Bon Jovi, Cronut creator Dominique Ansel, "My Grandmother's Ravioli" host Mo Rocca and more.
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All proceeds from the event benefit the Food Bank for New York City and the No Kid Hungry campaign.Last year, more than $1 million was raised to relieve hunger in the city.
Here are three standout events from this year’s festival:
From the Middle East to Manhattan
Three chefs will bring the tastes of contemporary Israeli cuisine to Manhattan, drawing on Middle Eastern and Mediterranean traditions. Sara Kramer has done a stint at Brooklyn's Glasserie and was namedEater'sChef of the Year in 2013. Michael Solomonov is the Israeli-born, James Beard Award-winning chef of Zahav in Philadelphia. Einat Admony took a modern route with a falafel truck, then opening Taim in the West Village and Balaboosta in NoLiTa.$225, must be 21+,
Ample Hills & Brooklyn’s Best Dessert Party
Brooklyn comes to you with a late-night ice cream social featuring Ample Hills Creamery, as well as One Girl Cookies, Liddabit Sweets, Ovenly and Four & Twenty Blackbirds. $125, must be 21+,
Meatopia X: The Carnivore’s Ball
Leave your vegetarian date at home. For this meat-centric event, chefs will be cooking up beef, pork, lamb, poultry and wild game over live wood fires; and, of course, as in Meatopias past "celebrity butcher" Pat LaFrieda will cook and serve a 1,000-pound steer. $150, must be 21+,