A masquerade with Dominique Ansel? Check. Intimate pizza and pasta classes with Justin Smillie? Check. A farm-to-table dinner with both April Bloomfield and Amanda Cohen? Double check. The annual New York City Wine & Food Festival brings together four days of world-renowned chefs, sommeliers, and culinary personalities in an utter utopia by any foodie’s standards. Now in its 8th year, the festival presents over 100 events featuring intimate dinners, cooking classes, and tastings, spanning the West Side and celebrating anything and everything edible and potable. Aside from clinking glasses and sharing plates with the industry’s most elite, NYCWFF has also made a conscious effort to donate 100% of its proceeds to various hunger relief programs including the No Kid Hungry Kid campaign and Food Bank for New York City, raising more than $1 million in 2014 alone. Nothing like a glass of bubbly and the Food Network's finest for a cause.