Hotels To Chow Down During The NYC Wine & Food Festival
Hot on the heels of Fashion Week, the next big NYC event on everyone's lips is the Food Network New York Wine & Food Festival, which runs from Oct 11-14. Taking place in different venues all over the city, the various food-(and wine-, duh!) related events are a great excuse to indulge our two favorite hobbies: stuffing our face, and hanging out in hotels.Much of the finger-lickin' action will be restricted to a few select places that have made their mark as either a reputable dining establishment, or just a place where celebs like to hang.
Here's a look at what's happening at which hotels, and where you'll want to be staying.
By far, the most active hotel on the lineup is Standard High Line, which will be hosting a total of nine events throughout the four-day festival, many of which are part of a "Wine Seminars" series presented by Food & Wine magazine. And though the hotel will no doubt be jam-packed the entire weekend, rooms are still available, starting at $585/night for a Standard King.
Meanwhile, the following hotels will also get their fair share of the booze-y action...
Perhaps most intriguing of all the events, Yotel will be hosting one called "Shake & Bake" with Whoopi Goldberg, Art Smith and DJ Questlove on Oct 11—talk about a party! The hotel's FOUR lounge and terrace will host the shingdig, and while tickets cost $145, rooms will start at around $379/night.
Dream Downtown (pictured) is throwing a "Cocktails Ever After" soiree with reality TV star Bethenny Frankel on Oct 12. Tickets for that cost $95, and a room will set you back around $555/night. (Though it's also worth keeping in mind the hotel's uptown big sister, Dream New York, where we scored a room for just $157 on HotelTonight last week!)
Finally, the Chatwal's Lambs Club is getting its very own event called "Hot Cocktails from the Kitchen at the Lambs Club," making it the only hotel restaurant to host an event that acknowledges the venue itself. Way to go, Chatwal! Tickets for the event (where you'll learn the art of making cold-weather tipples to ease away the winter blues) are going for $100, while we found rooms at the hotel for $627/night.
[Photo: Jakob Layman for HotelChatter]