The food world’s most notable chefs and personalities are descending upon New York for the annual NYC Wine and Food Festival. The Cooking Channel and Food Network spearhead the festival, which takes place October 13-16 and benefits nutrition-related non-profits Food Bank for New York City and No Kid Hungry.
The Knickerbocker is excited to be hosting events during the NYC Wine & Food Festival. Here are the dinners, receptions and more that you can attend during the NYC Wine & Food Festival at the Knickerbocker Hotel.
A Dinner in Honor of Gerry Hayden
The Knickerbocker’s Chef Charlie Palmer invites diners to celebrate the life of Gerry Hayden. The lauded chef and restaurateur—along with his wife and pastry chef Claudia Fleming—brought farm-to-table cuisine to Long Island at North Fork Table & Inn. Hayden, who passed away from complications of ALS in September of 2015, also worked with Palmer for many years at both the River Café and Aureole. Palmer has gathered an exemplary group of former colleagues—chefs David Burke, Michael Mina, and Bryan Voltaggio—to prepare an exquisite meal at The Knick in Hayden’s honor.
Dinner highlights: Garlic butter poached porcini and escargot from Michael Mina; foie gras terrine from Charlie Palmer; rose meringues from Claudia Fleming
Come spend a sophisticated evening with Cigar Aficionado, featuring exclusive cigars and spirit brands from the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of New York portfolio. Lounge under the stars at St. Cloud, The Knickerbocker’s rooftop bar atop Times Square, and experience the aroma and flavor of some of the finest selections of premium cigars and spirits. Learn from the specialists on hand what makes each spirit or cigar so distinctive and exceptional. Guests will receive a custom beverage flask with your own personalized engraving from Mohegan Sun, New England’s premier casino. For tickets, see the NYC Wine & Food event website.