The New York City Wine & Food Festival (part of the SOBEWFF family) started this weekend with both virtual and in-person classes offered by top celeb chefs and well-known NYC chefs.
The sessions run through Oct. 11. You can join the virtual classes, which is a positive part of our world now. There are some great events for $25 – cook with Amanda Freitag, Jacque Torres, Molly Yeh and more – where you can make dishes along with the Zoom session.
There are also cookbook/chef events where the ticket buys you both the cookbook and the cook-along-with-chef experience. Some have special cocktails made before the dish, and others have special desserts as a nice addition to the evening. Almost all the virtual sessions are an hour long: 5-6 p.m., or 6-7 p.m. There are tickets available still for the virtual sessions–and you get a discount when you enter SOBEWFF20–20 percent off!
The in-person events held in NYC are more expensive, of course, and seating is very limited with social distancing observed. The dinners are seating folks in tables of 2, 4 or 6 generally, which may be the kind of event we will see with SOBEWFF in February. Details haven’t been given out about that yet.
Go here: https://nycwff.org/events/ for tickets to the NYCWFF sessions and have fun!
** Note: I attended the Sunday night virtual class led by celeb Chef Jet Tila and made Pad Thai along with him (and dozens of others in their kitchens around the country). It was a great chance to have fun shopping in my local Asian market, too. Chef Tila made the cooking easy and relaxed, and I’ll now add that dish to my regular cooking lineup. It cost $25, and the emails before the session started had ingredients and the recipe, so you knew what you were going to be doing. I’m looking forward to more virtual cooking classes and highly recommend the NYCWFF sessions this week!