New York Culinary Festival May 19-21, 2006 at Pier 94 NY

Featuring the Greatest Menu in NYC History; No Reservation Required
NEW YORK, NY — (MARKET WIRE) — 03/29/2006 — The Big Apple, renowned for its food, entertainment and trendsetting lifestyle, will finally showcase it all, under one roof, at the first-ever New York Culinary Festival (NYCF) at Pier 94, the UnConvention Center, in Manhattan. The event is open to the general public, and “caters” to New Yorkers of all budgets. Top NYC restaurants and chefs will produce 75 delectable dishes — arguably “The Greatest Menu in the History of the City.” There are 5 stages of live entertainment, including music, awards, chef demos, food and wine seminars and a special stage just for kids.

WHEN: Friday, May 19, 6:00pm – Midnight
Saturday, May 20, Noon – 1:00am
Sunday, May 21, Noon – 9:00pm

WHERE: Pier 94 New York, The UnConvention Center
54th Street and 12th Avenue, Manhattan

THE MENU … THE CHEFS … THE RESTAURANTS…

The exclusive New York Culinary Festival menu will be unveiled daily beginning April 1 on the Festival website www.nyculinaryfestival.com. But, to whet your appetite: sake braised short ribs; sweet crepe with pulled duck leg confit and brandied prunes in a calvados apple sauce; seared crab cake with celery remoulade and fried parsley; South American cuisine from Caminosur; new American cuisine from Josephs in Rockefeller Center; Korean cuisine from Bann and Woo Lae Oak; guest chef demos by Josh DeChellis, Pichet Ong, Martin Howard (Chocolatina); Sam Mason, and Ilene Shane; NYC’s best 24 hour restaurant, its first worker-owned restaurant, its top newcomer, and its cult favorites; spotlights on fine chocolate, imported olive oils, nouvelle spices, artisanal cheeses, wines from around the world and more.

MORE THAN JUST FOOD…

Enjoy 5 stages of live entertainment with a superb musical lineup; attend the Golden Fork Awards presented to Tim and Nina Zagat and the Food Network; marvel at live food sculptors and ice carvers; for the first time ever, purchase meat, fish, and pasta directly from top wholesalers who service NYC’s finest restaurants. Plus — enjoy exhibits on NYC fashion, fitness, travel, home, leisure, and the arts; take a beauty break for a haircut or manicure; test drive a new Mercedes; and more.

TICKETS: Adults: $20; children (under 12): $5; admission includes all concerts, shows, ceremonies, chef demos, lectures, seminars, and all exhibits. Food and beverages reasonably priced between $2 to $6 per serving.

For more info, or to purchase advance tickets, please visit www.nyculinaryfestival.com or call 1-800-555-MENU.

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