The four day Wine and Food Festival just wrapped at Pier 92/94 in NYC, but I’m already looking forward to going again next year. Every October, the New York City Wine & Food Festival,  presented by Coca-Cola comes to NYC and hosts a week-long food and drink extravaganza.
Sunday evening we attended the Backyard BBQ at the New York Wine & Food Festival on the rooftop of Pier 92.
Events ranged from sit down dinners to tastings and parties. I was blown away by the schedule of events and activities, the roster of amazing chefs and restaurants  in attendance, and the views from the rooftop of Pier 92. We attended the Backyard BBQ which was one of the more family friendly events  of the festival. There was face-painting, dancing and a full section of arts and crafts by The CraftStation.


I was surprised that there was so much more to do than just eat at the Backyard BBQ. One of the best highlights of the day was swinging by the Loacker Lodge.  It was decorated like a quaint, chic ski cottage and was a great place to get cozy and try out all their delicious deserts and wafers. I got to meet the Loacker mascot and bust a move with the Loacker Park Ranger.  I stocked up on lemon, hazelnut and cappuccino wafers which are sure to provide me with the flavors I need to elevate my dessert offerings for the rest of the year!

It was wonderful to see all the different holiday recipes you can make with Loacker wafers. My favorites are below!

1. Loacker Berry Crumble Bar

With mixed berry crumble bar with Loacker blueberry yogurt crumble

2. Loacker Pumpkin & Salted Caramel Cheesecake

Cheesecake with Vanilla Loacker graham crust & salted caramel sauce

Follow @loackerusa for weekly giveaways and head to to enter in the grand prize giveaway! Hurry the contest ends 11/22! #elevateyourtaste #loackerlove

Nia Lawrence has over 10 years of experience working as an Art Director at some of the top magazinesin New York City. She was responsible for creating visual content for companies such as Real Simple, Latina, Redbook, Women's Health, Martha Stewart Living, Suede and Victoria's Secret.. ​ Brooklyn, NY is home to the mom of one who currently runs the Nia Lawrence Design Studio, a print and digital marketing company.

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