Brooklyn Meals & Wine Competition at Barclays Heart postponed

The Barclays Center in Brooklyn is slated to host the first-ever Brooklyn Food & Wine Festival, but it has been postponed. Credit: Getty Images / Pool – Olivier Douliery

If you’ve been waiting longingly for the first Brooklyn Food & Wine Festival, it seems like you’re going to be waiting a little longer.

The festival, scheduled for February 17th and 18th, has been postponed without further ado, according to an announcement on the websites of Food & Wine magazine and the Barclays Center, which will have to host the event.

The Ticketmaster list for the festival has since been updated to show “Date TBA” and the notice “Tickets for the event are no longer available online”.

Tickets already purchased are valid for the rescheduled festival as announced by Food & Wine and Barclays Center, and refunds are available at the time of purchase.

“A new date will be announced shortly,” says the announcement.

A Barclays Center spokeswoman confirmed the postponement of the event and when asked why, “All I can say is that it has been postponed.”

Time Inc., the parent company of Food & Wine, did not immediately respond to inquiries as to why the event was postponed. Neither Barclays nor Time Inc. appear to have issued a press release about the postponement.

It was meant to be Brooklyn’s first Food & Wine Festival, and it was to offer great tasting like the one that has long been offered at the New York Food & Wine Festival, held annually in Manhattan.

Those who attended included big names like Mario Batali, Tom Colicchio, Carla Hall and Gail Simmons, as well as local favorites like Dale Talde of Talde and the new pan pizza destination, Massoni; Johnny Iuzzini of Chocolate by Johnny Iuzzini; Sam Mason of OddFellows Ice Cream Co .; Jake Novick-Finder from Gristmill; Michael Psilakis from MP Taverna; and Sam Talbot of Pretty Southern.

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