Wine For Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

'Caburlesque' and other things you didn't know you could do at the NYC Food & Wine Festival next weekend

By John Capone
|  Thursday, Oct 1, 2009  |  Updated 5:11 PM EDT
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Wine For Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

courtesy Lady Rizzo

One of the Assettes

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With so much to do at the NYC Food and Wine Festival, it's probably a good time to start narrowing down your choices. May we recommend a 24 hour F&WF bender in the MPD.
 
On Friday, October 9, Lady Rizzo is bringing her "Assettes" to the Gansevoort Plaza as part of "Meatpacking Uncorked" for what promises to be a raucous, irreverent and downright crazy cabaret (or as they call it "Caburlesque") show. Will a fully bearded man descend upon the crowd in a butterfly costume? Will a woman light her pasties on fire? If her show at the Highline this past Spring is any indication, then yes!

In case the show isn't enough to keep your attention, the boutiques along 9th Avenue, like Calypso, Earnst Sewn and Catherine Maladrino will be serving wine for your browsing pleasure (an intoxicated consumer is their best customer).
 
Find yourself still stumbling around the MPD when the sun is coming up? Don't worry. There is more to do! Forget the Bloody Mary, it's wine for breakfast when founder of Bottle Rocket and Director of Breakfast Beverages for A&P, Josh Wesson, is hosting. His "Breakfast of Champions" seminar will teach you how to pick just the right rose for your frittata. How about a nice dry wine to go with those rolled oats? These and other unlikely but brilliant pairings are being presented at the festivals hub, The Standard.
 
You're probably tired of feeling like a DSO (look it up), but before heading home, stock up on some fresh food for your own frigidaire. Basis, a farm-to-table themed organization that provides delivery, storage and marketing for local farmers who want to sell directly to restaurants is hosting a "Back to Basis" farmers market strategically placed in front of the Apple store (yes, they will be selling apples) on October 10. Basis staff will be on hand to answer all your questions about the latest eating fad: the "slow food" movement. Essentially, food that is traceable and not made by scientists.

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