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The Best Events At The New York City Wine & Food Festival 2011

September 27, 2011 9:11 AM

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Chef Emeril Lagasse (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Chef Emeril Lagasse (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for NASCAR)

The 4th annual Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival comes to town this week, and with it comes a slew of celebrity chefs and attendees. Mingle with foodies and celebs alike from September 29 to October 2, at the charitable event, which benefits the Food Bank For New York City. Here are the 6 best events at this year’s festival.  By Krissy Dolor.

SWEET, hosted by Sandra Lee

Sandra Lee

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Friday, Sept 30 from 9 p.m. to midnight
82 Mercer St., New York, NY 10012 (upstairs)
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If you’re a sucker for sugar, head to SoHo for SWEET, presented by Godiva Chocolatier. Hosted by baking goddess Sandra Lee, the Absolut Vodka and Brancott Estate sponsored event will showcase the most delectable desserts from pastry chefs and bakeries around the city. The chocolate company will even showcase their latest treat from its soon to be launched Ultimate Dessert Truffles Collection. Lee, host of Food Network’s Semi-Homemade Cooking, will share her most creative creations and sugary concoctions. Get ready for the sugar high of your life. Click here to buy tickets.

Eater Blogger Lounge

Eater Blogger Lounge

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Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Lobby at The Dream Downtown
355 W. 16th St., New York, NY 10011
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Rub elbows with the best in the food blogosphere biz as they interview some of the most well-known chefs and personalities that are attending the festival. Taking place in the lobby of the new hotel, Dream Downtown, enjoy this complimentary event that is sure to get you a celebrity chef sighting or two.

Momofuku Milk Bar Desserts with Christina Tosi and Andrea Robinson

momofuku ssam bar 1 small The Best Events At The New York City Wine & Food Festival 2011

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Saturday, Oct. 1 from 5 to 6 p.m.
Astor Center
399 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10003
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Head to the Astor Center to hear Christina Tosi, head pastry chef at Momofuku Milk Bar reveal her favorite desserts from her new book, The Momofuku Milk Bar Cookbook. If you like wine with your after dinner treat, you’re in luck – international wine expert Andrea Robinson will pair the best dessert wine for each dish. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll get a taste of Tosi’s delicious creations – or at the very least, get to lick the spoon.

Sake Soiree at Buddakan

sake The Best Events At The New York City Wine & Food Festival 2011

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Sunday, Oct. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Buddakan
75 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
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Like sake? Head to Buddakan for their Sake Soiree, where Japanese brew masters and sake experts will unleash their sake knowledge – and of course, the drink itself – on you. From sake-friendly snacks to up close and personal demonstrations, celebrate this traditional Japanese drink in the sophisticated atmosphere of Buddakan. And don’t forget to hear Chris Johnson, SakeOne’s top sake specialist, talk about the drink. You’ll became a sake expert and aficionado in no time! Click here to buy tickets.

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