The annual New York City Wine and Food Festival is the biggest of its kind in the city, which means it can be overwhelming to navigate. With almost 100 events ranging in cost from totally free to hundreds of dollars, how do you choose between the celeb-studded dinners and panels with local chefs? We’ve narrowed down your hunt for the finest food fest affairs. Here are the 10 coolest events at this year’s NYCWFF. (And grab your tickets early — these parties and tastings will probably sell out.)
Join the founder of the Me Too movement for an evening of food and drink from 20 of NYC's best female chefs, mixologists, and food industry personalities, plus a live performance by Martina McBride.
It's hard to imagine Chelsea Market without the crowds, but this exclusive ticket will get you access to the hall after dark, with specialty drinks, live music and all the tastings you can consume.
From panini and heroes to hoagies and gyros, go between the bread with samplings of the most iconic, over-the-top, ridiculously indulgent sandwiches in New York City.
Bring your dog or borrow your BFF's pup for this outdoor canine-friendly happy hour, featuring cocktails and paired bites, plus fun activities and equally delicious treats for your furry friend.
Craft Death & Co's signature cocktails at this hands-on class with the owner of the infamous institution himself. You'll leave with his book, and the ability to make $20 cocktails in your own home.
Spend an afternoon slurping the best oysters the East Coast has to offer at this 10th annual celebration of the sea. Learn to shuck your own, then enjoy unlimited beer, wine, cocktails, and fries.
Live la vie en rose at this rooftop rosé soirée, featuring unlimited high-profile rosé pours alongside paired bites, all backed by a live DJ (and the Manhattan skyline, of course).