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2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events

Here are the details on the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival seminars, demonstrations, and events that require a significant extra cost and advance tickets. All info subject to change.

Delicious Discoveries First Bites

A one-time event to kick off the 2010 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, featuring tastings and experiences that represent what will come during the Festival itself.

When: September 30th, 2010, 6:30-9:00pm
Where: Festival Welcome Center
Pricing: $195 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission required.

Sampling Plum Wine in China

Celebrating Family & Friends in the Kitchen

Join your favorite culinary masters in the kitchen as they showcase their talents! Each event will feature a different chef and winery, demonstrating how to prepare an appetizer, main course, and dessert.
When: Fridays, 10 a.m.–12 noon
Where: Festival Welcome Center
Pricing: $110.00 – $140.00 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.

October 1 $110.00 Sondra Bernstein & John Best, the girl and the fig, Sonoma, CA
October 8 $130.00 Robin Miller, host of Quick Fix Mealswith Robin Miller, Food Network
October 15 $110.00 Andrea Robinson, M.S., Everyday Dining with Wine
October 22 $110.00 Andrew Zimmern, Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods
October 29 $140.00 Cat Cora, Kouzzina by Cat Cora, Disney’s BoardWalk Resort
Nov. 5 $130.00 Art Smith, Personal Celebrity Chef, Chicago, IL
Nov. 12 $110.00 Evan Goldstein, Master Sommelier & Scott Hunnel, Victoria and Albert’s Executive Chef

Sweet Sundays

Enjoy champagne and a light brunch before indulging in three signature desserts prepared right in front of your eyes by a highly-acclaimed pasty chef or baker.
When: Sundays, 10 a.m.–12 noon
Where: Festival Welcome Center
Pricing: $85.00 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.

October 3 Matt Lewis & Renato Poliafito, Baked, Brooklyn, NY
October 10 Warren Brown & Mary Meyers, CakeLove, Washington, DC
October 17 Stanton Ho, Executive Chef, Chocolates Ala Carte
October 24 Gale Gand, Tru, Chicago, IL
October 31 Geraldine Randlesome, Creative Cutters, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Nov. 7 Emily Luchetti, Waterbar Restaurant and Farallon Restaurant, San Francisco, CA
Nov. 14 Richard Ruskell, Montage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA

Food and Wine Pairing Event in Epcot's Morocco

Wine Schools

A prestigious wine authority showcases flavors and traditions of distinctive wine cultures, gives tasting lessons, and concludes with a reception and certificate of completion for guests.
When: select Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. (class runs from 1-3pm; reception runs from 3-4pm)
Where: Wonders Retreat
Pricing: $125.00 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.

October 2 Jon Bolta, Winemaker for Conundrum Wines – Conundrum Building Seminar
October 9 Robin Back, Proprietor of Fairview Wines – Variety is in our Nature – South Africa’s Unique Terroir
October 16 Andrea Robinson, Master Sommelier — Explore the Alluring and Mysterious Great Pinot Noir Regions
October 23 Sharron McCarthy, President of the Society of Wine Educators — Under the Tuscan Sun: Tantalizing Tuscany
Nov. 13 Evan Goldstein, Master Sommelier – Argentina ‘en fuego’- Discover the Excitement Around this Amazing South American Jewel

Party for the Senses

At the popular Party for the Senses, guests experience the true essence of delicious cuisine and wine. Combining culinary excellence, winemaking, and unique entertainment, Party for the Senses offers the tastes of 22 chefs and over 20 different beverage purveyors.
When: Saturdays, 6:30–9 p.m.
Pricing: $135 per person, $225 with exclusive Wine View Lounge privileges.

Party for the Senses

Cheese Seminars

Cheese connoisseurs and wineries showcase their talents in Wine and Cheese tasting events and lectures.
When: Saturdays, 10:30–11:45 a.m.
Where: Festival Welcome Center
Pricing: $75.00 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.

October 2 French Max McCalman, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City
October 9 Italy Erin Hendley, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City
October 16 American Max McCalman, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City
October 23 Spanish Waldemar Albrecht-Luna, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City
October 30 French Max McCalman, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City
Nov. 6 American David Gremmels, Rogue Creamery, Central Point, OR
Nov. 13 Italy Max McCalman, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City

3D Disney’s Dessert Discovery

New for this year’s festival, Delicious Dessert Discovery offers a variety of desserts, cordials, and wines along with VIP viewing of Epcot’s Illuminations, Reflections of Earth.
When: When: Select Thursdays & Fridays from 7 – 8:30 p.m. (Friday, October 8, Friday, October 15, Thursday, October 21, Thursday, October 28, Friday, November 5, and Friday, November 12)
Where: World ShowPlace Pavilion
Pricing: $45.00 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.

Tequila Tastings in Epcot's Mexico

Mexico Tequila Tastings

A peek into the Tequila industry, with samples of blanco, reposado, and anejo Tequilas along with appetizer samplings from La Cava del Tequila’s menu. Lecture by a Tequila master included. Read about our Tequila Tasting from 2009.
When: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays from 12 noon – 1 p.m.
Where: La Cava del Tequila, Mexico Pavilion at Epcot
Pricing: $45 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.

Grand Marnier Tastings

With a full range of tastings and some sweet treats on the side, this seminar and mini-class will give you the chance to show off your skills as a Grand Marnier cocktail master. Read the details on the Grand Marnier Tasting here.
When: Saturdays from 2:30 – 4 p.m. (October 2, October 9, October 16, October 23, October 30)
Where: Bistro de Paris, France Pavilion at Epcot®
Pricing: $45.00 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.

French Regional Lunch

Settle in to Bistro de Paris in Epcot’s France pavilion for a delicious authentic French lunch and paired wines provided by a winery principle.
When: Select Fridays & Sundays from 12 noon – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Bistro de Paris, France Pavilion at Epcot
Pricing: Cost: $95.00 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.

October 1 Champagne: Pascal Boye representing Nicholas Feuillatte
October 3 Bordeaux: Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Adrien Laurent
October 8 Maconnais & Beaujolais: Georges Duboeuf, Jorge Hernandez
October 10 Rhone Valley: Maison Vidal-Fleury, Jorge Hernandez
October 15 Alsace: Trimbach, Alexandra Marshall
October 17 Alsace: Trimbach, Alexandra Marshall
October 22 Bordeaux: Barton & Guestier, Alexandra Marshall
October 24 Bordeaux: Barton & Guestier, Alexandra Marshall
October 29 Champagne: Champagne Pommery, Federic Goossens
October 31 Champagne: Champagne Pommery, Federic Goossens
November 5 Cotes du Rhone: Jean-Luc Colombo, Lydia Tremble
November 7 Cotes du Rhone: Jean-Luc Colombo, Lydia Tremble
November 12 Burgundy: Jean-Claude Boisset, Gregory Patriat
November 14 Burgundy: Jean-Claude Boisset, Gregory Patriat

Location for French Regional Lunches -- Bistro de Paris

Food and Wine Pairing Dinners

Sample delicious food and learn how to pair it with delectable wines. These food and wine pairing dinners are popular events at the Food and Wine Festival and will likely sell out quickly. You can read about our experience at the Morocco Food and Wine Pairing Dinner last year.
When: Saturdays 2 – 4 p.m. (Tutto Italia); Mondays 3:30 – 5 p.m. (Tokyo Dining); Tuesdays 3:30 – 5 p.m. (Marrakesh)
Where: Italy, Japan, and Morocco Pavilions at Epcot®
Pricing: $65 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.

Tutto Italia Ristorante, Italy Pavilion, Epcot®: Saturdays 2 – 4 p.m., $65.00
Tokyo Dining, Japan Pavilion, Epcot®: Mondays 3:30 – 5 p.m., $65.00
Restaurant Marrakesh, Morocco Pavilion, Epcot®: Tuesdays 3:30 – 5 p.m., $65.00

Signature Dining Events

One of your favorite chefs will prepare a memorable 5-course meal at a signature dining establishment in Walt Disney World. Along with the dining extravaganza, a winery will present accompanying wines for the meal.
When: Select days throughout the festival, Dinner 6:30–9 p.m.
Pricing: $125-$395 per person

Paradiso 37: Tuesday, October 5; $125.00 per person; Jose Camay
Jiko – The Cooking Place: Thursday, October 7; $180.00 per person; Dennis Thompson
The Wave at Disney’s Contemporary Resort: Thursday, October 14; $140.00 per person; Frank Brough
Wolfgang Puck’s Grand Cafe: Tuesday, October 19; $140.00 per person; Sinclair Thorne
California Grill: Thursday, October 21; $225.00 per person; Brian Piasecki
Wonder’s Retreat at Epcot®: Friday, October 22; $180.00 per person; Jens Dahlmann
Victoria & Albert’s: Sunday, October 24; $450.00 per person; Scott Hunnel
Portobello Italian Trattoria: Wednesday, October 27; $125.00 per person; Tony Mantuano
Kouzzina by Cat Cora: Thursday, October 28; $140.00; Cat Cora
Citricos: Wednesday, November 3; $160.00; Phillip Ponticel
Raglan Road: Wednesday, November 3; $135.00; Kevin Dundon
Flying Fish Cafe: Thursday, November 4; $160.00; Tim Keating
bluezoo: Saturday, November 6; $225.00; Todd English
Bongo’s Cuban Cafe: Wednesday, November 10; $125.00; Edwin Almonte
Fulton’s Crab House (Possibly Empress Lily): Thursday, November 11; $140.00; Ron Cope

To Book Any Event Mentioned Above: Call 407-WDW-FEST after 7am July 20, 2010.

Click here for more information about the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.