The NYC Wine & Food Festival

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Get ready to eat, drink, and end hunger at the NYC Food and Wine Festival starting October 15

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival has announced its 2015 events to eat, drink, and end hunger. From October 15 – 18, 100% of the net proceeds from more than 100 events taking place throughout NYC will benefit the Food Bank For New York City and No Kid Hungry®. To date, the Festival has raised more than $8.5 million to help fight hunger with the nation’s leading hunger-relief organizations.

The Festival will be held at Piers 92 and 94, with the latter being the epicenter for the event’s tasting compound, where guests can sample food and wine from some of NYC’s best restaurants. Pier 92 will host several signature events that anchor the Festival each evening. Some of the premiere happenings include Giada De Laurentils’ Italian Feast featuring NYC’s best trattorias, a competition for the best mac and cheese dish hosted by Rachael Ray, and a cocktail showdown hosted by Emeril Lagasse. Other Festival staple events include Chicken Coupe hosted by Whoopi Goldberg and the Best Bloody Mary Brunched hosted by the cast of Chopped.

These star-studded events only add to the ridiculous amounts of delicious food and drink available to city-goers. Get your tickets now at http://bit.ly/V5hCwz to experience this gourmand wonderland.

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(Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images for NYCWFF)




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(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for NYCWFF)



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(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NYCWFF)