Things to Do NYCWFF 2017: Free panels with Mario Batali, Michael White and more Mario Batali will participate in a free panel discussion on the food and music industry at the New York City Wine and Food Festival. Photo Credit: Sylvain Gaboury / PMC By Meredith Deliso firstname.lastname@example.org @themerryness Updated October 10, 2017 5:09 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email These four talks at this week’s New York City Wine and Food Festival are free with RSVP. Inaugural Free and Sustainable Cooking Learn more about what’s being done in the sustainable food realm with chef José Andrés and former White House chef Sam Kass, moderated by Susan Ungaro, president of the James Beard Foundation. Oct. 13, 12:30-1:15 p.m.; Pier 94, RSVP here Inside ‘Celebrated Living’s’ Platinum List Awards Celebrated Living editor-in-chief Eric Newill leads this inside look at the making of the magazine’s Platinum List Awards, with winners Samantha Brown of PBS and the Travel Channel, “Chopped” judge Maneet Chauhan, New York Fashion Week founder Fern Mallis, Tao Group head chef Ralph Scamardella and chef Michael White. Oct. 13, 2-2:45 p.m.; Pier 94, RSVP here Raising the Bar: Are Craft Cocktails the New ‘Farm-to-Table’? Cocktail connoisseurs Pietro Collina (bar manager at The NoMad), Natasha David (Nitecap) and Allen Katz (director of spirits education and mixology for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits) will talk all things craft cocktails at this panel moderated by Punch editor-in-chief Talia Baiocchi. Oct. 13, 3:30-4:15 p.m.; Pier 94, RSVP here Chefs are Rock Stars and Rock Stars are Chefs Chef Mario Batali, Jarobi White of A Tribe Called Quest and music writer Brooke Mazurek will explore the relationship between food and music in a discussion moderated by Billboard deputy editor Isabel Gonzalez-Whitaker. Oct. 13, 4:30-5:15 p.m.; Pier 94, RSVP here By Meredith Deliso email@example.com @themerryness Meredith has been a features editor with amNewYork since 2013, covering dining, health, travel and books. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.