New York Foodie Weekend

travel makers mdNew York is known for a lot of things – its city life and great farms, theater and sports and, of course, its food. If you are a foodie and you need to sample some treats during your visits, consider these:

New York City Wine & Food Festival: Presented by the Food Network & Cooking Channel, it’s a great time to visit New York. This year it will be held during a weekend in October and includes more than 100 events, intimate dinners with world-renowned chefs, late night parties, hands-on classes, educational seminars, coveted wine tastings and more. This year is the 10th-year celebration.

Culinary Institute: Located about an hour and a half north of New York City is the Culinary Institute of America, where the next great chefs are training. Not only can you take the weekend to tour the campus in the beautiful Hudson Valley, but you can also enjoy a meal at one (or more) of their many restaurants. One of the most popular is Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici, where you can enjoy a great Italian meal in a Tuscan-style villa. There is also a French restaurant, and the Bakery Café, where you can get a salad, sandwich, or freshly baked breads, pastries, cookies, and tarts to take home – buy a freshly made macaroon, you won’t be disappointed.

Bacon and Beer Classic: Held At Citi Field (yes, it’s where the New York Mets play), you can try 50+ bacon-infused dishes from the best local chefs and restaurants at this Classic that is scheduled for April 29th and 30th. Bacon and beer – it can’t get much better than that.

Chelsea Food Market: You can’t leave New York City without touring the historic indoor Food Market in this 119-year-old historic landmark building, which is the birthplace of the Oreo Cookie. You can tour it and learn the history of the market, including seeing the original artwork and granite and, of course, go shopping for some delectable along the way. There are stores such as Chelsea Creamline, Chelsea Market Baskets, and the Green Table, a farm to table restaurant that uses food fresh from their farm in Westchester County, New York. When you’re in the mood for a sweet, make sure to stop by at Doughnuttery, where you can taste bite sized doughnuts. Try the Urban Monkey which is made of coffee, banana and coconut or the Purple Pig, which is made of maple, purple potatoes and, of course, bacon.

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