Recap: NYC Wine & Food Festival Weekend!

Events / Giveaways / Partnerships

Progresso_Artisan_NYCWFF-20I’m not a supermarket extraordinaire, I just play one on tv.

Not that I’m complaining, but I can’t believe it’s Thursday already – this week flew by for me! I’m still living off the excitement of attending the NYC Wine & Food Festival this past weekend (check out my Chicken Coupe recap from yesterday).  While I’m super exhausted and see a long weekend nap in my future, it was SO MUCH fun.  What made it the most fun of all was attending the festival as a Progresso Artisan Ambassador as well as courtesy of Buick!  I had some great chef celebrity sightings, met some truly fabulous fellow Ambassador/bloggers (hello Food And the City, Beauty and the Feast, Nutmeg Nanny, and NYC Talon!), and made some silly faces for random giveaways.  While I might not have won a trip to Napa, I ate a ton – so almost even Stevens…right?  For a few highlights, keep reading…

Ice cream sandwich on toasted brioche bun? I’ll take seven.

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Scott Conant sighting!  Doing my stealth paparazzi thing.

Progresso_Artisan_NYCWFF-2This grilled cheese and bisque was melty gooey good:

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Just some arm candy to get me through the day – that would be an elastic hair band, my watch, a yellow bracelet to get me into the Atlantic City tourism section (I won two show tickets, yay!) and my festival bracelet.  How many more things can I fit on my wrist?

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SO MUCH SOUP!!! When I was a youngin’, I may or may not have once said I loved soup “the best” because you didn’t have to chew.  Wow, I was lazy.  I’ve since come to appreciate that some foods are worth chewing for, but I still love a good soup.  Stay tuned for an upcoming post where I go into the newest Progresso Artisan soups in detail!

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Progresso Artisan partner Joe Bastianich sharing his earliest memories about cooking and food (especially soup) with the crowd:

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Progresso Artisan Ambassadors!

Progresso_Artisan_NYCWFF-19What follows are my ridiculous attempts to win a Delta flight to London, a trip to Napa from Buick, and an illy coffee machine.  I’m still waiting for them to let me know that I’ve won! Stiiiiiill waiting….

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The Korean Food Foundation had a really beautiful and extensive booth – I loved their samples, and the people manning the booth were super informative and friendly!

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S’more cookies? Don’t mind if I do.

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The talented chefs at Strip House stand behind their work!

Progresso_Artisan_NYCWFF-7So much yum.

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Bloggers taking a break at the Buick booth.

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Fancy festival frenzy!

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The New York City Wine & Food Festival is pretty much as close as it gets to Christmas for me besides, well, Christmas.  The food, the friends, the famous faces – I was in foodie paradise!  I’m so glad to have had the opportunity to attend courtesy of Progresso Artisan as an Artisan Ambassador, Buick, and Time Warner Cable.  I hope I am as lucky next year!

 

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  • Reply
    Krista
    October 24, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I was soooo happy to meet you, and had such a blast! I mean, besides having great taste in soups, I think Progresso also has great taste in bloggers 😉 Let’s hope Illy (I-L-L-Y) get’s around to informing us of our win, lol!

    • Reply
      Serena
      October 24, 2013 at 11:22 pm

      It was so great to meet you!!! Lol hopefully they will do so on t-w-i-t-t-e-r!!!

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