Food & Wine Fest in Your Neighborhood

| 16 Feb 2015 | 11:42

The Food Network's citywide festival will be bringing food and wine events to downtown

Downtown From October 16th-19th New York City, a metropolis already filled with amazing eats, is going to get even more delicious as The Food Network New York City Wine and Food Festival kicks off. Presented by Food & Wine, the festival includes 100 events, hands on food experiences and educational seminars, and offers something for everyone from the casual foodie to food industry veterans. All events are 21+, and be sure to check the website for tickets and updates.

Here are some downtown highlights this year.

East Meets West Dinner hosted by Ann Redding and Matt Danzer, Andy Ricker, Ivan Orkin and Tadashi Ono

Friday, October 17th

Haven's Kitchen, 109 West 17th St. between Sixth Ave. and Seventh Ave.

7-10 p.m., $250

An array of skilled New York City chefs will create a dinner combining Thai street foods, ramen and izakaya. Ann Redding and Matt Danzer of Uncle Boons, Andy Ricker of Pok Pok Ny, Tadashi Ono of Ganso Restaurant Group, and Ivan Orkin of Ivan's Slurp Shop will all be participating. As all of the collaborating chefs run restaurants that are consistently tough to get into, this is a rare opportunity to try some of the best pan-Asian food the city has to offer.

Sausage Making 101

Saturday, October 18th

Macelleria, 48 Gansevoort St. at Ninth Ave.

12-1:30 p.m., $95

The basics of sausage making will be taught by Violetta Bitci, the President of the Meatpacking District's Macelleria . Bitci and her restaurant chef will teach participants how to choose the right cuts of meat, how to properly grind the filling, and stuff casings, and will give instruction of curing at home. The class will be capped off with a tasting of Macelleria's sausages and wine. Analon Cookware Presents Biscuit Making 101 Saturday, October 18th

Home Studios, 873 Broadway #005 at 18th St.

11 a.m.-12 p.m., $95

Sarah Sanneh of Williamsburg's ode to southern cooking, Pie's n' Thighs, will teach an hour long class on the fundamentals of biscuit baking. Sinneh has worked in many notable New York eateries including Marlow & Sons, Momofuku Milk Bar, Biltmore Room, and Magnolia Bakery, and studied pastry at The International Culinary Center.