Food & Wine Fest on the East Side

| 16 Feb 2015 | 11:42

The Food Network's citywide festival will be bringing food and wine events to the Upper East Side

Upper East Side 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 Upper East Side highlights this year.

Fresh and Raw: A Vegan Dinner hosted by Matthew Kenney, Daphne Cheng, and Tyler Kord

Thursday, October 16th

Park Lane Hotel, Park Room Restaurant, 36 Central Park South between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

7-10 p.m., $275

Four chefs come together to prepare a raw vegan feast at the elegant Park Lane Hotel. Matthew Kenney, is the founder of Matthew Kenney Culinary and also owns multiple healthy restaurants around the US. His director of culinary operations, Scott Winegaurd, will collaborate with NYC chefs Daphne Cheung (Suite ThreeOhSix) and Tyler Kord (No. 7 Sub) to create a vegetable and grain based dinner.

Frenchie: New Bistro Cooking hosted by Gregory Marchand

Thursday, October 16th

Hotel Plaza Athenee, Arabelle ? 37 East 64th St between Park & Madison Avenues

7-10 p.m., $275

Gregory Marchand, new contemporary chef and owner of Paris café Frenchie, will be preparing a multicourse menu at the Hotel Plaza Athenee. During this intimate dinner, he will be serving food inspired by his travels to international cities Hong Kong, London and New York. Guests will receive a copy of Marchand's new cookbook, "Frenchie: New Bistro Cooking (Artisan)."

Cooking Channel Presents Chicken Coupe hosted by Whoopi Goldberg

Thursday, October 16th

The Loeb Boathouse, Central Park at East 72nd Street

7-10 p.m., $200

Celebrate a chef's love for all things fried. NYC Wine and Food Fest founder and director Lee Schrager's new cookbook "Fried and True: More Than 50 Recipes For America's Best Fried Chicken and Sides" can only be appreciated by serving fried chicken and donuts. Come to listen to a live Ragtime band while sipping on award-winning cocktails from The Dead Rabbit, a cocktail parlor named "The World's Best Cocktail Bar" at the 2013 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards. Guests will return home with a copy of Schrager's book.