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Cook, Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

How would you feel about spending the weekend hanging out with a handful of hot celebrity chefs; getting the rundown on the best restaurants in Manhattan; indulging in tantalizing tastings; learning from live cooking demonstrations; and doing some holiday shopping? Pretty satisfied, right? Then listen up because here’s the lowdown…

November 6-8 at Chelsea’s The Tunnel/La Venue the third annual Cook.Eat.Drink.Live Festival is serving up a weekend of “getting a taste of everything good.” It’s a special event where attendees can try the wine, taste the food, and watch the talent. Presented by CCK Global Events and sponsored by Zagat and the Astor Center, this year’s endeavor has it all. The Main Stage with guest host Tanya Wenman-Stell (editor in chief of epicurious.com) will feature cooking demonstrations, holiday party planning tips, sampling by celebrity chefs and authors. Some of the participants include Chef Bill Telepan, author and TV personality Karen Bussen, Chef Jimmy Bradley, among others. The Astor Stage will provide a large array of informative and fun holiday-themed programs hosted by TV personality Ted Allen, wine expert Marnie Old, Orson Salicetti, Apotheke’s Mixologist and more. Other highlights include the Robert Mondavi Discover Wine interactive learning experience that includes tastings and classes; tasting samples, gift certificates and reservations from some of the city’s top restaurants, including One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Rouge Tomate, and Benjamin Steakhouse — to name just a few; the Last Store on Main Street coalition (in partnership with The Grape Exchange of New Rochelle) is offering up sampling and sales of wines from all over New York State; the FineWaters Pavilion will provide tastings, flavor profiles, serving and stemware suggestions from a distinctive collection of global water purveyors; and you’ll find new flavors and holiday blends at the Coffee & Tea Pavilion, sponsored by the NYC Coffee & Tea Festival. Tickets to the event are just $65.00 per day and can be purchased online at www.cookeatdrinklive.com, or by calling 888-695-0888.
A portion of the proceeds from the festival will benefit the programs provided by Action Against Hunger.

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