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2009 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Details

Details are trickling out about the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival!

Epcot Food and Wine Festival

To book any and all activities and events, reservations open on August 11 at 7:00AM. Call 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378). Theme park admission is usually required, along with a reservation and extra payment for the event.

Check out the Disney Food and Wine Festival Page for info and more updates.

Culinary Adventures — Signature Dining Experiences
Celebrity chefs pair up with Walt Disney World restaurant big cheeses to develop a 5-course meal. Schedule and celebrity chefs include:

10/1 6:30 p.m. Jiko–The Cooking Place — Suvir Saran
10/1 7:00 p.m. Portobello Italian Trattoria — Tony Mantuano
10/13 6:15 p.m. Ragland Road — Kevin Dundon
10/15 5:30 p.m. Flying Fish Café — Tim Keating
10/16 6:30 p.m. bluezoo — Todd English
10/22 6:30 p.m. The Wave — Frank Brough
10/25 6:30 p.m. Victoria & Albert’s — Scott Hunnel
10/29 6:30 p.m. California Grill — Brian Piasecki
10/30 6:30 p.m. Wonders Retreat — Jean Claude Boisset vs. Jean Charles Boisset Wines
11/5 6:30 p.m. Cítricos — Phillip Ponticelli

Price: $100.00-$375.00 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission is not required.

Food and Wine Pairing Meals
An old favorite returns.

Saturdays, 2:30–4:00 p.m. — Tutto Italia Ristorante
Mondays, 3:30–5:00 p.m. — Tokyo Dining
Tuesdays, 3:30–5:00 p.m. — Restaurant Marrakesh

Price: $55.00 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission is required.

Mexico Tequila Tastings
A NEW addition!
La Cava del Tequila, Mexico Pavilion

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

Price: $35.00 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission is required.

French Regional Lunches
Bistro de Paris chefs will prepare specialty lunches highlighting a specific region in France.
Select Sundays, 12:00 p.m. at the Bistro de Paris, France Pavilion at Epcot

10/4 — Bordeaux
10/11 — Cotes du Rhone
10/18 — Alsace
10/25 — Champagne
11/1 — Burgundy

Price: $95.00 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission is required.

Party for the Senses
Every Saturday during the Festival; 6:30 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.

9/26 — Celebrating Spanish Cuisine
10/3 — Celebrating Comfort Foods with a Twist
10/10 — Celebrating South American Cuisine
10/17 — Celebrating Classical Cuisine
10/24 — Celebrating Asian Cuisine
10/31 — Celebrating the Fall Harvest
11/7 — Celebrating Italian Cuisine

Price: $135 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission is required.

Wine View Lounge access is $75 per person, plus tax (in addition to admission for Party for the Senses.). Gratuity included.

Sweet Sundays
Brunch every Sunday morning. All-star Chefs will prepare three desserts. The program will be hosted at the Welcome Center.
Sundays from 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.

9/27 — Andrew Shotts
10/4 — Warren Brown & Mary Meyers
10/11 — David Guas
10/18 — Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito
10/25 — Claire Clark
11/1 — Geraldine Randalsome
11/8 — Jacque Torres

Price: $80 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission is required.

Celebrating Friends and Family
September 26, then every Friday. Chefs will walk the audience through how to prepare a 3-course lunch. Events will take place at the Welcome Center (Wonders of Life pavilion) Fridays from 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.

9/26 — The Deen Brothers
10/2 — Suvir Saran
10/9 — Patti LaBelle
10/16 — Dean Max and Paula DaSilva
10/23 — Alan Wong
10/30 — Cat Cora and Virginia Cora
11/6 — Andrea and John Robinson

Price: $110.00-130.00 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission is required.

Wine and Cheese Seminars
Adventures in Varietals
Grapes into wine–experts show you how! Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m. in Wonders Retreat.

10/10 — Celebrating the Zinfandel Grape
10/24 — Celebrating the Pinot Noir Grape
11/7 — Celebrating the Cabernet Sauvignon Grape

Price: $80 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission is not required.

Epcot Wine Schools
Wine experts teach you the basics of winemaking (along with some tasting!).
Select Weekend dates 1:00 — 4:00 p.m. at the Festival Welcome Center Retreat.

10/3 — Taste Wine Like a Master
10/17 — Wines from Monterey, California
10/24 — Exploring the Burgundy Varietal’s Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Around the World
11/8 — Wines from South Africa

Price: $125.00 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission is not required.

Cheese Seminars
Learn the art of cheese making (and wine pairing).
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. — 11:45 a.m. in the Festival Welcome Center

9/26 — Spain — Waldemar Albrecht–Luna
10/3 — France — Max McCalman
10/10 — Italy — Erin Hedley
10/17 — United Kingdom — Waldemar Albrecht–Luna
10/24 — United States — Max McCalman
10/31 — France — Waldemar Albrecht–Luna
11/7 — Italy — Max McCalman

Price: $75 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission is required.

For more information about the Food and Wine Festival and links to ALL of the festival offerings, click here!



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5 Comments

  1. Linda Hubsmith says:

    Can’t wait have always enjoyed the Part of the Senses. Disney chef’s rock and are all so very talented and appreciated! When will be able to see the chefs by date at the Party of the Senses? linda Hubsmith ross

  2. admin says:

    Linda– I’d love to hear some of your Party of the Senses stories! I’m excited to try it out for the first time (if we can justify the cost — the rest of the trip is getting pretty pricey!)

    I’m not certain when Disney will release the chefs for the parties. Great question. I’ll keep an eye on any/all of my sources for this info! If anyone else has ideas, let me know! Thanks!

  3. I attended the first Party for the Senses event this evening and the food was fabulous. I encourage anyone who enjoys international food and wine to attend.

  4. Annabelle says:

    I’ve attended the “Party” since the cost was only $95. It is fantastic, but the cost is getting a little out of hand. Foods range from venison mignon, yes, deer tenderloin, to prawns. I don’t think they do chicken tho! And the wines are awsome. If you can afford, your should try it.
    Last year they had a Friday night event, similar, but focusing on one town/country and it was great! I think the cost was $95 for it. Guess they decided it was a little too similar to Saturday’s and not as profitable. It’s a same they didn’t continue it for those with smaller incomes.

  5. AJ says:

    Annabelle — Thanks for this great insight! I’m not sure when we’ll be able to afford the Party, but I love hearing all about it!

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