Tickets are going fast for New York City's premier wine festival with more than 70 events from which to pick and choose! It's an excellent opportunity to taste some of the world's best wines and spirits while rubbing shoulders with hundreds of the best chefs on the planet. Plus, you will feel good knowing 100% of the net proceeds benefit the hunger-relief organizations No Kid Hungry and Food Bank for New York City. The Festival has raised more than $11 million to date. It is a highlight of He and She's year for sure!
All the choices can be overwhelming so we break it down day by day here for you:
The weekend extravaganza kicks off at 7 pm Thursday with several options for intimate dinners with many of Food Network's critically-acclaimed celebrity chefs. Thursday tickets range in price from $95 to $350.
Friday during the day, we welcome the opportunity to learn about new trends and products in the food and beverage industry at Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Trade Tasting (Invitation-Only). Thought-provoking seminars about food trends, immigration and food service, and insights on the future of hospitality, and luxury travel are planned throughout the afternoon as well.
There are many evening options on Friday, including the Blue Moon Burger Bash hosted by Rachel Ray, and dinner with Emeril Lagasse, Timon Balloo and Philip Buccieri at Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill. He and She will be attending dinner with Alex Guarnaschelli and Zak Stern, part of the Bank of America Dinner Series. Friday tickets range in price from $95 to $375.
Saturday begins with a new event - A Breakfast Pajama Party with Today's Dylan Dreyer and Sheinelle Jones, and several choices for brunch. New to the brunch options is the Drag Brunch hosted by Countess Luann de Lesseps with NYC's drag queen superstars (dress is smart casual - not drag!) Then it's on to the Grand Tasting and Culinary Demonstrations. Daytime event tickets range $50 to $235.
There are several dinner opportunities to get up-close-and-personal with renowned chefs on Saturday night, as well as the popular Food Network Rooftop Birthday Party. Evening event tickets range from $125 to $375.
On Sunday, in addition to another Grand Tasting, there are brunches, culinary demonstrations, and cooking classes from which to choose. We love the Rooftop Rosé at The Top of The Standard hosted by Katie Lee. The weekend concludes with the family-friendly Coca-Cola Backyard BBQ from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Sunday tickets range from $95 to $250.
Discounts are offered for packages. Package tickets range from $300 to $725.
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