New York City Wine & Food Festival: Meatpacking Uncorked

Food and wine fans flocked to New York City’s Meatpacking District over the Columbus Day holiday weekend for the 2010 New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure magazines.

Kicking off three days of tastings, seminars and parties was Cooking Channel’s Meatpacking Uncorked.  More than 40 restaurants, boutiques and food trucks offered an assortment of wine and food.  While sipping and shopping in the hip neighborhood, guests got to meet and mingle with Cooking Channel personalities including actress Debi Mazar whose show Extra Virgin is set to premiere in January 2011.

Highlights from the food stops included steak tartare from 10 Downing, meatballs from Gaslight Pizzeria, three cheese riceballs from Papa Perrone’s food truck and a trio of Apple Hills Creamery ice creams from Basis.  Also quite tasty were the parmesan truffle fries from STK, though it was a bit disappointing the restaurant wasn’t serving any of its namesake meat.

Here are snapshots from Meatpacking Uncorked.  click to enlarge photos