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NYC Wine and Food Festival 2009

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Does anyone have any info about this beyond what little description there is on the website. Have people been in the past, and are the tastings generally worth the price? I have tickets to the oyster bash, and want to know what I should expect in terms of crowds and number of different offerings. Any information would be much appreciated. Thanks

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  1. I feel your pain Calfan, I have tickets to Chelsea After Dark, Tour De Beef at DeBragga's, Murray's Olive Oil tasting and the Marion Batali Conversation and have no clue what to expect. I remeber last year's boards there was a lot of talk on this topic but nothing this year.

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    1. re: bermudagourmetgoddess

      The oyster bash is new, so there isn't really a whole lot to know. Last year I went to Meatpacking Uncorked and one of the TimesTalks events. MU was a lot of fun, there were probably somewhere around 30-40 locations in the hood each serving a few different types of wines. This year it appears they will also have food from restaurants which is a nice addition. The Talks events, at least those in the Times Center, have seating for maybe about 150 people, and usually just 2 or 3 people having a conversation with a moderator for an hour or so. Chelsea After Dark was well received last year and I believe sold out. I don't know much about the Tour or Murray's. In case you may have overlooked it, there's a free 'Le French Lounge' set up at the Astor Center all day Saturday and Sunday with wine and cheeses if you have any ticket to any event. The Grand Tasting, while pricey at $150, is a huge event, tons of food and wine options over a 3 hour period is a good time.

      1. re: fishermb

        Thanks for the heads up! Will report back next week