Top Chef stars Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons headline Brooklyn Food and Wine festival |


Top Chef's Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons to headline Brooklyn Food & Wine festival

The TV stars will join Mario Batali and other celebrity chefs at the inaugural festival hosted by Food & Wine

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New York City foodies, get your stomachs ready: Food & Wine announced Tuesday that their inaugural Brooklyn Food & Wine festival is hitting the Barclays Center Feb. 17-19.

The three-day fest is being launched as a celebration of the diverse (and delicious) culinary culture of Brooklyn, and will showcase the borough’s vibrant food scene by collecting 150 local restaurants, chefs, artisans, and purveyors. Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, and Carla Hall of Top Chef fame will make an appearance, as will celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Frank Castronovo, and Frank Falcinelli, and Food & Wine editor-in-chief Nilou Motamed.

At the event, put on by Food & Wine and Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, guests can expect a grand tasting experience, wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, and cocktail seminars on Feb. 17-18. The festival will continue through Feb. 19 at select on-location restaurants throughout Brooklyn.

For more information and an event schedule, head here. Tickets go on sale Oct. 20, and can be purchased at and