Bronxites looking to wine, dine and have a great time need only look to next month’s fun-filled Bronx Food and Wine Festival.
In collaboration with Bronx Fashion Week, the first-ever ‘Eat nYc the Bronx Food and Wine Festival’ is set for Thursday, September 17 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Mall at Bay Plaza.
Sponsored by Pandora Jewelry Store and Pretzelmaker, the charitable event will help the Food Bank for New York City feed 25,000 hungry men, women and children while raising public awareness about this pressing issue.
Check-in for the festival begins at 4 p.m. leading into a special performance at 4:30 p.m to welcome the evening’s guests.
Attendees will then be treated to a V.I.P. Runway Fashion Show at 5 p.m. presented by Bronx Fashion Week and its founder Flora Montes showcasing the very best in avant garde and couture hosted by the borough’s own Caridad de la Luz ,a.k.a. ‘La Bruja’.
From 6 until 9 p.m., guests will be guided upstairs where they can sample food and beverages from some of the best local chefs and restaurants, wineries, distilleries, breweries and local craftsman of gourmet treats at a grand tasting event hosted by the Culinary Ambassador of the Bronx, ‘Baron Ambrosia’.
Eat nYc ticket holders will be treated to local and celebrity chefs performing on stage live cooking demos followed by a diverse set of musical guests.
Live musical performances by QNA, a five-piece Jazz ensemble, R&B singer Kathryn F. Hoxie showcasing some of her sultry hits from her new upcoming album, ‘Journey of a GemInEye’, and hip hop artist Twan Da Dude performing his hit single ‘Star’ and ‘I Run NY’ are set for that evening.
On-site hand rolled Cuban cigar rollers by La Rosa Cigars will be there also.
Raffle prizes as well as ‘swag bags’ stuffed with giveaways and discounts from local and borough wide vendors will be available for each guest.
“This event is a culmination of fine dining and spirits provided by eateries and artisanal beverage manufacturers from our home town,” said John Denizard, Eat nYc president and co-founder. “Celebrating the diversity, hard work and craftsmanship with flavor only the Bronx can offer.”
He noted that the upcoming Bronx Food and Wine Festival is the first of its kind to incorporate all of these elements into one event.
This unique Bronx event will feature nearly 30 vendors including Havana Cafe, Don Coqui, Whoopies Miniature Dessert Co., Coqui the Chef, Limation, Crude Food, Heineken, Tabo Bakery Bar, Cafe Colonial, Enzo’s Restaurant, DIG Farm, Euro Products, Lady O’s Coquito, Flaco Coquito, Zero Otto Nove, Da Giorgio Restaurant and many others.
“We’ll have two live cooking demos for general admission guests and V.I.P.s,” said Tania Lopez, Coqui the Chef founder and chief executive officer. “We’re super excited for this festival and it’s the perfect opportunity to show people what we’re about.”
The event ends at 9 p.m. and according to Denizard, discounted local car services will be provided in front of the mall to help guests return home safely.
The Bronx Opera House Hotel will offer Eat nYc ticket holders, with proof of purchase, to book one of their remaining available rooms for the evening at a 15% discount.
To purchase tickets, visit www.eatny
General admission tickets will be available for sale at the door the night of the event.
For more information about this event, contact Denizard at either (347) 621-4365 or eatny