Giant Dessert Spectacular Ushers in New York Wine & Food Festival


Dude! Sweet.Photo courtesy Sumile

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival was such a big hit that a New York spinoff was probably inevitable and it will be thus! The local incarnation will begin with Sweet on November 16. And what's Sweet, you may ask? Oh, just a "late-night dessert party" for 1,500 guests on the waterfront, featuring all the citys top pastry chefs: Grub Street buddy Johnny Zs of Jean Georges, Michael Laiskonis of Le Bernardin, Karen DeMasco of Craft, and Nicole Kaplan of Del Posto. More pastry gods and goddesses will be added to the list in coming months.

But there's more, as Sweet is just a warm-up for the New York City Wine & Food Festival (their site just went live). Itll be held next fall, and were predicting that it will be huge, even more of a hedonistic binge and bacchanal than the Miami original. In the meantime, Sweet should be a pretty good dry run.

New York City Wine and Food Festival [Official Site]