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An all-out munch-athon at the Wine & Food Fest’s showcase event

Photo: Todd Seelie.

Since it’s the inaugural year of the New York City Wine & Food Festival , nobody quite knew what to expect from one of the showcase events: the Grand Tasting , a $150, three-hour tour through the kitchens of some of New York’s culinary heavyweights, held at Pier 54.

As it turned out, the event was a foodie paradise, with plenty of wines and spirits to sample alongside delicious plates from top chefs who were on hand to schmooze and tout their dishes.

In the photo (above right) Jonathan Wright, executive chef of The Setai in Miami, pours Peking duck broth over enoki mushrooms and Peking duck and truffle dumplings, before shaving black truffles on top.

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