Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE founder and director, Lee Brian Schrager, announced that the New York City Wine & Food Festival’s first Tribute Dinner will honor legendary chef, author and educator Jacques Pepin and distinguished wine producer Prince Robert of Luxembourg, managing director of Domaine Clarence Dillon Wines, which also owns Chateau Haut-Brion estates. Taking place on Saturday, October 1 at Pier Sixty,Manhattan’s largest event space with water views, the dinner will be produced in partnership with the New York chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier and presented by Bank of America. Tickets are still available, and cost $500 pp. As with all Festival events, 100% of the net proceeds benefit the Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength®
Jacques Pepin is best known for his cookbooks and TV shows that introduced Americans to traditional French cuisine. If you want to taste some of his cuisine, Jacques Pepin also designs the menus on all Oceania cruises. As a matter of fact, Oceania’s newest ship, the Oceania Marina has a restaurant called Jaques. It is the first restaurant anywhere to bear the chef’s name. The sister ship, Oceania Riviera launching in 2012, will also offer Jacques Pepin’s restuarant.
The New York City Wine & Food festival dates are September 29th through October 2nd. If you want to attend something with a food network Celebrity Chef, you might consider the Anne Burrell Rock & Bowl on Sept 29th at 9:30 pm for $150 pp, Fried, hosted by Tyler Florence on Sept 30th at 9 p.m. ($150 pp) or Patron Tequila’s Art of the Taco hosted by Bobby Flay on Oct 1st at 7 p.m. ($200 pp).
The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival is produced by Karlitz & Company and Southern Wine & Spirits of New York. Southern Wine & Spirits of New York is the exclusive provider of wine and spirits at the Festival. Hosted by and benefiting the Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength®, 100% of the Festival’s net proceeds go toward helping these community based organizations fight hunger. More information about the Festival can be found at nycwineandfoodfestival.com.