The food world’s most notable chefs and personalities are descending upon New York for the annual New York City Wine & Food Festival. The Cooking Channel and Food Network spearhead the festival, which takes place October 12-15 and benefits nutrition-related non-profits Food Bank for New York City and No Kid Hungry.
The Knickerbocker is excited to be hosting two dinners during the NYC Wine & Food Festival. Learn all about them below.
A Dinner with Charlie Palmer, Matt Lambert, and Dan Kluger
The Knickerbocker’s Chef Charlie Palmer invites diners to experience his iconic, ingredient-focused New American cuisine. He’s also inviting two talented rising stars of the culinary world to join him. New Zealand-native chef Matt Lambert, of NYC’s Michelin-starred The Musket Room, and chef Dan Kluger, behind the highly anticipated Loring Place. The two chefs from the “new guard” will be preparing a menu featuring Palmer’s Progressive American cuisine, matched with the New Zealand- and French- inspired cooking from chef Lambert and the market-driven style from Kluger. Visitors during the intimate dinner will enjoy a first-time collaboration of the three chefs, accompanied by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.
In honor of chef John Tesar’s release of his latest cookbook, Knife: Texas Steakhouse Meals at Home, the recent Top Chef contestant is hosting a dinner with fellow James Beard Award-nominated chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson. Johnson heads the kitchen at the renowned Harlem restaurant Minton’s, and both he and Tesar share a passion for prime cuts of meat. Their dinner, a one-night-only collaboration between the two chefs, will feature a meat-heavy menu that will draw from their diverse backgrounds. Diners will enjoy wine pairings from Souther Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, and will receive a copy of Tesar’s new cookbook.