The New York Times has announced its inaugural Food Festival for 5 and 6 October in New York City.
Featuring The New York Times’s top food editor Sam Sifton, along with colleagues Melissa Clark, Kim Severson and many more the event over two days in the city will celebrate all it means to eat, drink and cook.
Some of the best chefs in the world will convene across the event with a Festival scheduled for Bryant Park – food editor Sam Sifton asked some of New York’s best chefs what dish they would cook for a crowd, if they could cook anything at all. Taste their once-in-a-lifetime creations, watch live cooking demos and much more at the ultimate day in the park.
TheTimesCenter will host two days of curated interviews, as culinary experts and Times journalists discuss restaurants, recipes and the vital food issues of today. Times’ restaurant critic restaurant critic, Pete Wells will be choosing 10 of his favourite New York restaurants, and inviting the chefs to cook their idea of a perfect dinner for a small group of guests in their dining rooms for 12 days surrounding the festival weekend. Enjoy the meal of a lifetime.
“For more than 50 years, The Times has been reviewing and recommending restaurants in New York City and around the world,” said Sam Sifton. “Throughout that time, readers have looked to The Times for stories about how food fits into our lives and what it says about us, our families, our communities and the values we hold. The Festival is an opportunity to bring together some of the biggest names we cover in our work, and introduce them to the voracious eaters of New York City in a celebration of deliciousness and diversity.”
With the Los Angeles Times on the West coast organising the highly successful LA Food Bowl, the New York Times is looking to do something similar in the Big Apple as the two cities try to out-do each other and vie for the title of America’s culinary capital.