Eat and Drink New York City Wine and Food Festival 2015: Last-minute tickets By MELISSA KRAVITZ Updated October 13, 2015 3:52 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The New York City Wine and Food Festival kicks off Thursday, Oct. 15! Did you procrastinate on getting tickets? Don't worry! We've got you covered. Here are some of the best tickets still available to the festival's most tasty, fun and entertaining events. Hope you're hungry! 10/15: Dinner with April Bloomfield and Amanda Cohen, $250 Photo Credit: NYCWFF Acclaimed NYC chefs will cook up the vegetable-centric dinner of a lifetime at this intimate event. 7-10 p.m., Ace Hotel, 20 W. 29th St., nycwff.org 10/15: Giada De Laurentiis' Italian Feast, $175 Photo Credit: NYCWFF Feast on pasta, pizza and more Italian specialties at this walk-around tasting hosted by the queen of Italian home cooking, Giada De Laurentiis. 7-10 p.m., Pier 92 at 52nd Street and West Side Highway, nycwff.org/mcgiada 10/16: Cooking with the Stars, $20 Photo Credit: NYCWFF Laura Prepon, Lo Bosworth, Valerie Bertinelli and Coolio will talk about food and stardom on a panel led by Stephanie Smith, senior editor of Yahoo Food. 10/16: Thrillist's Barbecue and Blues, $150 Photo Credit: NYCWFF This sixth annual dinner hosted by Adam Richman celebrates delicious food and great music all in one night. 7-10 p.m., 356 W. 58th St., nycwff.org 10/17: Jets and Chefs, $150 Photo Credit: NYCWFF Food and football fanatic? This is your event! This ultimate tailgate hosted by die-hard Jets fan Mario Batali and Super Bowl champion Joe Namath will bring out the Jets spirit, along with more team members and plenty of steaks, ribs and wings. Noon-3 p.m., Pier 92 at 52nd Street and West Side Highway, nycwff.org/mcjets 10/17-10/18: Grand Tasting, $185 Photo Credit: NYCWFF Enjoy six hours of ultimate tastings at this annual event. Food Network stars, local food producers and more gather in a 130,000-square-foot space for product tastings, cooking demos and plenty of chef fandom. Noon-6 p.m., Pier 94 at 55th Street and West Side Highway, nycwff.org/mcgtsat 10/17: The Art of Tiki, $115 Photo Credit: NYCWFF Take a trip to the islands on Saturday night! This cocktail showdown will feature fruity, tropical drinks shaken up by some of the best bartenders in the country. Emeril Lagasse will award the King or Queen of Tiki. 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Pier 92 at 52nd Street and West Side Highway, nycwff.org 10/18: Best Bloody Mary Brunch, $165 Photo Credit: NYCWFF If spiked tomato juice is your thing, this is your type of brunch. The cast of "Chopped" will be shaking up Bloody Marys along with breakfast bites. Just don't drink on an empty stomach! Noon-3 p.m., Pier 60 at W. 23rd St. and West Side Highway, nycwff.org/mcchopped 10/18: Meatopia, $165 Photo Credit: NYCWFF Carnivores unite! This annual celebration of meat, originally hosted by food writer Josh Ozersky, who died this year, will honor his legacy with all things butchered and barbecued. 4-7 p.m., Pier 92 at 52nd St. and West Side Highway, nycwff.org/mcmeat By MELISSA KRAVITZ Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.