The New York City Wine and Food Festival presented by Food & Wine brings together culinary icons from around the world and America's favorite TV chefs in a four-day event that sells around 60,000 tickets annually. It launched in 2007 as a one-night event, but in 2008, founder and director Lee Brian Schrager made it into a full-blown festival. The event entertains and educates attendees on everything from food to spirits, and this year's event taking place Oct. 16-19 will host everything from Oktoberfest with Andrew Zimmern to a brunch with Geoffrey Zakarian.
Wondering what the must-see events are this year? Lee Schrager gave us the inside scoop. Check out the slideshow above to learn what the first event to sell out this year was and more!