|by Robert Firpo-Cappiello||Art + Culture, Festivals, Food + Drink, New York City, Trip Ideas, Food + Drink||0|
If you're going to be in New York City this weekend, don't miss the Duckathlon.
Wait, what? Yes, the Duckathlon is a daylong food festival that will take you on an "experiential journey" from farm to table. Presented by D'Artagnan—which produces some of the tastiest poultry and game meats by working with small farms and making sustainability and humane farming practices a priority—Duckathlon will include demonstrations and challenges led by top chefs and farmers.
When you're not tasting great food or watching a chef teach kitchen skills, you can interact with farmers and chefs to learn more about responsible farming and local sourcing. And if you're game, you can participate in some of the two dozen interactive challenges, such as identifying cuts of meat with Chef Shane McBride of NYC's Balthazar, taking a quiz on squab husbandry (yes, squab husbandry is a thing that exists), and test your knowledge of swine anatomy using a pig puzzle. Prizes will include wine, kitchen knives, whole hams courtesy of D'Artagnan, restaurant gift certificates, and Duckathlon medals.
The Duckathlon is a benefit for Action Against Hunger, a global humanitarian agency that feeds malnourished children and helps communities become self-sufficient. The agency's FoodLove initiative connects food enthusiasts and brands to the fight to end world hunger.
When: Saturday June 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th St., NYC
Tickets: Open to adults 21 and older, $60 (groups of four will receive a 10 percent discount).