Hey guys! What’s doin? So this past Sunday, on the most perfect Fall day yet, Chloe, my mom and I headed over to Pier 94 for the annual Wine & Food Festival.  The weekend-long events were sponsored by the Food Network, ShopRite, and Food & Wine magazine.  Sunday was the Grand Tasting, which included tons of booze, tons of food, and celebrity chef demonstrations.

 

Chloe met her idol, Giada!

..And my mom also met one of her faces, Bobby Flay.  Seriously, this chick has dragged me to every one of his restaurants ;)

I was completely overwhelmed by the amount of purveyors, restaurant samplings, and freebies.  Awesomely overwhelmed.

I was seriously shoving my face all day, and since I had a rough one at work the night before (friends of mine got engaged, therefore I was engaged to Fireball for the night in celebration), it was just what the doctor ordered.  I don’t know if I turned ONE dish down.  YOLO.

SO much wine.  I couldn’t do it, though.  Hungover wimp.

Anyway, it was such a gorgeous day in NYC, which ended well with some shopping in Union Square.  I think next year, now that I’ve got the Grand Tasting under my belt, I’ll check out one of their other events (such as the Burger Bash, hosted by Rachael Ray this year)    I definitely recommend you check out this festival next time around!