October 12- 14 2012 Wine & Food festival. New York. Now gearing up for its fifth year, the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE pays homage to one of the greatest dining cities in the world. It is the only festival in New York to bring together both legendary culinary icons from around the globe and America’s most beloved television chefs. The Festival began as a one-night event, SWEET, in the fall of 2007. In 2008, Festival Founder and Director, Lee Brian Schrager (Vice President, Corporate Communications and National Events at Southern Wine & Spirits of America) launched the inaugural Festival that has quickly grown to mirror the success of its sister festival, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE.