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On Monday, Nov. 6, the city’s premiere grazing event — New York Taste — will make its annual return to The Waterfront (269 Eleventh Avenue, bet. 27th and 28th Sts).

As in events past, this year’s will feature the brightest stars on the New York dining and drinking scene, with the edible and sippable wares of the most celebrated chefs and mixologists. Some 40 vendors will be on hand.

This year’s cast of notables will include Gabriele Carpentieri of Aureole, Wylie Dufresne of Du’s Donuts and Coffe, Sam Mason of OddFellows Ice Cream Co., Floyd Cardoz of Paowalla, and Miro Uskokovic of Gramercy Tavern. Attendees have a rare opportunity to interact with chefs and mixologists as they prepare and plate food, adding an up-close and personal elements to the affair.

AppleEats’s Howard Portnoy, who has attended a number of New York Taste events in years past, wrote of the 2015 extravaganza:

One of the most inescapable aspects of the Taste events is the care that goes into creature comforts. Waste receptacles are in grand abundance as are strategically placed tables, which obviate the need for grazers to do a juggling act with their wine glass and current snack.

The event is co-sponsored by New York magazine and City Harvest. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to City Harvest, New York’s foremost food rescue organization, which this year will collect 55 million pounds of excess food to help feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers struggling to put meals on their tables.

Tickets to New York Taste cost $100 plus tax for general admission, which runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. VIP tickets, which cost $195 plus tax, grant access to a special preview hour (6 p.m. to 7 p.m.) before doors open for general admission, as well as an exclusive gift bag and access to the VIP lounge.

Tickets may be purchased here.