New York Food Fest, From Rachael Ray to Ferran Adrià

From one end of the culinary spectrum to the other.
From one end of the culinary spectrum to the other.Photo: Getty Images

The details of the New York Wine and Food Festival were released yesterday, and aside from the strange name of its opening party (Meatpacking Uncorked? Ew!), there wasn’t much news that you haven’t heard already. The event will be on Columbus Day weekend, in the meatpacking, and similar in spirit to its South Beach counterpart. But Grub Street has learned some of the food personalities who will be participating: Rachael Ray, Paula Deen, Alton Brown, Guy Fieri, “Ace of Cakes” Duff Goldman, and … Ferran Adrià? We can’t imagine a single event that could encompass both Ray and Adrià, the latter the most admired and influential chef in the world, and the globe’s leading light of molecular gastronomy. Oh, and Alain Ducasse will be present in the flesh too. The event is getting more surreal all the time, and it was just announced!