Monday, October 15, 2012

The SWEET Event at the 2012 Food Network NYC Food and Wine Festival

We are again here with a fabulous guest post by Anthony Losanno who attended the Sweet event at the 2012 Food Network NYC Food and Wine Festival. If you missed his first post, you can find it HERE.
You can also follow Anthony's culinary travels via his twitter . On we go to the Sweet event and my mouth is watering as I put this piece together.

 Godiva brought every sweet dream to life with 33 desserts from some of NYC’s leading bakeries, pastry chefs, and cupcake hot spots including all of the Godiva chocolates you can eat.

Godiva’s wall of chocolate. 

Doughnut Plant won the fan pick in 2011. This year they weren’t at Sweet! but they did have doughnuts on offer at Burger Bash.  This year, Elizabeth Karmel from Hill Country Barbecue Market took the win with a delicious PB&J cupcake. This was my pick and the peanut butter frosting was among the best I’ve ever tasted.  

Towering cake tower from Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes  
Host Sandra Lee is on the scene. 

Apple Cider Donuts and Calvados Ice Cream Sandwiches from Colicchio & Sons  

Parfait of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Orange Ice Cream with Cranberry Compote from Jacques Torres 
 Chocolate-Pink Peppercorn Ice Cream Sandwich from Le Bernardin 
Coffee Toffee Ice Cream Sundae from The North Fork Table & Inn  
Sticky Toffee Apple Cake from Jean Georges  

With a very full belly, I crawled home to rest and get ready for the Sandwich Showdown and Spice! on Sunday.  Overall, it was a great time and I got to meet a bunch of my favorites including Sandra Lee, Richard Blais, The Neely’s, Sunny Anderson, Richard Mauro, and several others. If you’re a Food Network fan, you’re sure to bump into some of their talent at these events. 
Stay tuned for all the tasty details.

I am full just looking at all these amazing photos Anthony has shown us here! The Food Network NYC Food and Wine Festival is a really fun event with so many varieties of programs, there is something for everyone. Thank you again to Anthony for showing us some of the many great events!

I love the fact that you are having fun and helping those in need. Here is some info from their website:

The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival is a charity event.
100% of the net proceeds benefit the Food Bank For New York City, fighting hunger in the five boroughs; and Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit working to end childhood hunger in America. In 2011, the Festival raised more than $1.2 million for these charities, helping them better provide for those they serve and closing the gap on hunger in our country.
Right now, nearly three million New Yorkers are having difficulty affording food. The Food Bank For New York City is there with a solution. The Food Bank is serving our most vulnerable neighbors by providing a meal today, resources for a more secure tomorrow and nutrition education to help them lead and sustain healthy lifestyles. The Food Bank is the only hunger-relief organization that takes this integrated approach to ending food poverty, working through a citywide network of soup kitchens, food pantries, senior centers, classrooms, after-school programs and more.
Learn how you can help at

Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry® Campaign- a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015- Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs; invests in community organizations fighting hunger; teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals; and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger, at the state and city level. Working closely with the culinary industry and relying on the strength of its volunteers, Share Our Strength hosts innovative culinary fundraising events and develops pioneering cause marketing campaigns that support No Kid Hungry. Visit to get involved.

Visit to get involved in the No Kid Hungry campaign.

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Daryl said...

this is making me hungry ... what fun ..

Murissa said...

How lucky are you to be able to sample so many delicious looking chocolate dishes!


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