Cook.Eat.Drink.Live Food Festival November 6th-8th

By grace.g.yang · November 2, 2009
Under: My Life,Things to do in NYC

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? If you’re in NYC, you can check out the Cook.Eat.Drink.Live Food Festival along with David and another GNN correspondent!

Sponsored by Zagat and the Astor Center, 2009’s festival will feature culinary celebrities, restaurants, tastings, live cooking demonstrations and holiday shopping from November 6-8th in their new space at Chelsea’s The Tunnel/La Venue.

Cook. Eat. Drink. Live. is a lively, interactive holiday themed event that showcases new food products, celebrity chefs, wineries, cocktails, cookbook authors, mixologists, and popular restaurants. In addition to the tastings, guests can do some early holiday shopping with several purveyors and wineries and will have the opportunity to purchase gift certificates to some of New York City’s most popular restaurants.

Tickets are $65.00 for each day and can be purchased online at ( or by calling 888-695-0888.

Highlights from the 2009 Cook. Eat. Drink. Live. Festival include:

· The Main Stage (Friday 6-8PM, Saturday 2-6PM, Sunday 2-6PM) ) will feature cooking demonstrations, holiday party planning tips, sampling by celebrity chefs and authors all hosted by Tanya Wenman-Steel, editor-in-chief of The scheduled talent includes Chef Bill Telepan, television personality and author Karen Bussen, Chef Jimmy Bradley and more. Participating authors will follow their demonstrations with a book signing.

· The Astor Stage (Friday 6-8PM, Saturday 2-6PM, Sunday 2-6PM) ) will offer a wide range of informative and fun holiday-themed programs throughout the festival hosted by television personality Ted Allen, wine expert Marnie Old, Orson Salicetti, Apotheke’s Mixologist and more. Participating authors will follow their demonstrations with a book signing.

· Supporting Action Against Hunger A portion of the proceeds from the Cook. Eat. Drink. Live. Festival will go to support the programs offered by Action Against Hunger (

The festival provided me with two free media passes David will be attending events on Saturday, November 7th, and will report back on all of the fun times next week!

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