Friday

New York Taste


the 13th Annual New York Taste where 40 top local chefs, restaurateurs, and mixologists will showcase their talents at Skylight Soho.

New York Taste brought to you by New York Magazine is the city's premier culinary event that celebrates the many global influences found within the most creative restaurants of the five boroughs.

New York Taste
Monday, November 7, 2011
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Skylight SOHO
275 Hudson St.
Tickets On Sale Now http://nymag.com/taste/2011/tickets.html

Thursday

Ultimate Blast 2011

Cocktails, Spirits & Wine
New York Marriott Marquis Hotel

Broadway Ballroom, Times Square
Friday October 14, 2011
5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Your chance to sample amazing libations from around the world – all in one place.
over 100 delicious cocktails, 300 extraordinary spirits,120 remarkable wines, too many celebrity bartenders to count… add up to one unforgettable tasting event!

Cocktails, spirits and wine to be featured at 2011 Ultimate Blast

Ultimate Blast offers you the opportunity to sample products:

Exciting array of vodkas, tequilas, rum, gins, whiskeys, brandies, liqueurs and more...

Classic and cutting-edge cocktails created by the country's leading mixologists

Wines, Champagne & sparkling wines from all over the world

Book signings by celebrity authors

Live music all evening long

Lots of Legal-Age fun

Buy Tickets Now
VIP ticket holders: Doors open at 5:30 pm.
VIP tickets: $175.
General admission: 6:30 pm.
General admission tickets: $125
 

Tuesday

New York Wine Experience












Critics' Choice
Grand Tastings
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

Two nights to taste wines from more than 250 prestigious wineries and ch√Ęteaus from the world's best winegrowing regions.

Order Tickets Now!
http://www.winespectator.com/micro/show?id=4031q

Monday

Joy of Sake


The Joy of Sake is the largest sake-tasting outside Japan, and has been held annually since 2001. It features premium sakes submitted as entries to the U.S. National Sake Appraisal, a rigorous blind tasting held every year with ten judges from Japan and the U.S.

This once-a-year event features the world's finest sakes in peak condition and the best in traditional and contemporary Asian cuisine. There will be 326 sakes available for tasting, along with appetizers presented by 13 of New York's finest restaurants.

Tickets on Sale http://www.joyofsake.com/DrawProducts.aspx?ProductID=NYTicket

Sunday

NYCWFF Grand Tasting 2011

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Just when you thought the Food Network Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting couldn't get any grander... IT DID! Big tent, big stars from the Food Network and people with big appetites took over Pier 57 for the Grand Tasting. There was plenty of cooking, eating and drinking, which means there was a lot of learning, chewing and slurping going on.

For the first time the festival decided to make the Grand Tasting a full day event. That meant more eating, more drinking, more bang for you buck! Food Network celebrity chefs where all under the big tent at Pier 57 holding cooking demonstrations at the Kithen Aid stage rather than at solo ticketed cooking demonstrations as in years prior. Alton Brown, Paula Deen, Anthony Bourdain, Ming Tsai.... Everybody was there, it was a great!

There was copius amounts of wine vendors pouring until your hearts contents and of course some of the best restaurants of New York City available to give you a taste from their talented chefs and kitchens. Sponcers such as Buick, Delta, Buitoni and Shoprite had lavish displays where you could relax, get free wifi, get a drink, celebrity cookbook signings, even silly dress up  character pictures or just pose on a Vespa with your very own Italiana!

Grand Tasting was on Saturday and Sunday and can be summed up with one word... Sample!  Attendees got to sample everything! Sample some great wine, sample some great NYC restaurants, sample some great food products and even take home some samples too! Thank goodness you get a nifty gift bag to carry it all in, which already comes filled with goodies like Barilla pasta, Colavita olive oil, chicken stock, Badia spices, even a wooden spoon. Phew... what a fun day!