Welcome to those of you joining me from Home is Where the Mouse Is and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail.
In addition to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, on Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th from 5:30pm – 9:00pm you can also attend the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic. Stroll the causeway and sample the offerings from the Swan and Dolphin’s award winning chefs and meet an all star line-up of award-winning chefs including Todd English, a celebrity chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author. You’ll also meet Robert Ciborowski, the executive chef of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort and Laurent Branlard the executive pastry chef for the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.
Food & Wine
There will be a little something for everyone and the Food & Wine Classic booths. Each day there will be new dishes to try from pasta to sushi to vegetarian items. There will also be lots of desserts to choose from. You can check out the full menu at the official site.
You can also sample fine wine, beer and spirits from around the world. There will be a certified sommeliers will be on hand as well to answer questions.
The Beer Garden is on the tree-shaded Crescent Terrace you can travel around the world tasting local and seasonal brews. There will also be house-made “bar snacks” to pair with the beers available.
Seminars begin at 4:30 pm and last approximately one hour. They can fill up fast so make sure you register ahead of time online. You can also attend three Food Pairing Experiences:
- The Fine Art of Sushi and Sake – Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 4:00 p.m.
- The Cheese Course – Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 2:30 p.m.
- Pasta Making – Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 2:30 p.m.
There are also wine, beer, and mixology seminars available.
Causeway tickets allow you to stroll the causeway between the Swan and Dolphin hotels, tasting the offerings from the resort’s chefs, and enjoying live music. This year you can also add Beer Garden admission to your ticket. Causeway only tickets are $98.85 and causeway plus admission to the beer garden is $122.39 and they can be purchased online.
You can also purchase a La Carte ticket booklets containing 25 tickets. These will be available for purchase at the event for $50. Most of the offering at the Food & Wine classic will range from two to six tickets per item so the a la carte booklets are perfect if you only want to sample a few items.
Room and ticket packages are also available. You can choose between a one-night package that includes two tickets to the event on the causeway Friday night and a two-night package that includes two tickets for the causeway event for Friday night as well as Saturday night. Just remember that if you choose to sign up for a seminar those tickets are sold separately.
New in 2016
Can’t get enough of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic? Join us at Il Mulino New York Trattoria on Sunday, October 30 for our first ever Sunday Bubbles Brunch with J Vineyards and Winery. From 10am – 2pm, this lavish brunch will feature traditional and not-so-traditional items, including a variety of cured meats, imported cheeses, an array of sushi and trattoria inspired entrees. A la carte options prepared to order by our award-winning chefs will also be available. One glass of champagne or specialty mimosa will be included in the menu price, along with the option to upgrade to bottomless champagne and mimosas at the time of seating. The Sunday Bubbles Brunch is just $75 and can be reserved online or by calling 888-828-8850.
For more Food & Wine Festival information check out these great posts from the Blogorail!
- 1st Stop ~ Disney Babies Blog – Food & Wine Festival Game Plan
- 2nd Stop ~ Home is Where the Mouse Is – Duffy’s International Food Festival
- 3rd Stop ~ Rolling with the Magic – Food & Wine Fun Outside of Epcot
- 4th Stop ~ Adventure in the Great Wide Somewhere – Art of Entertaining
- Final Stop ~ Sparks of Magic – Gluten-Free Goodness at Disneyland Resort