Dish: New York Wine & Food Festival
Serves: A few thousand indiscriminate NYC foodies
Prep time: Two years in the making by Schrager & Co., creators of the highly successful South Beach Wine & Food Festival (but we all know that Floridian taste buds are subpar to ours–Schrager, get ready to be grilled!) Ingredients: 1) Mix in several pounds of culinary glitz with the likes of Alice Waters, Bobby Flay, Lidia Bastianich, Gordon Ramsay, Giada Laurentiis, and Rachel Ray. 2) To sweeten, add dozens of famous pastry chefs. 3) Stir in mouth-watering events such as burger-bingeing in DUMBO, a late-night dessert party of cheesy and confectionery bliss, food discussion panels (ranging from how to write a cookbook to mixing great drinks), and food and culture walking tours.

Oct. 9-12, 2008