2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
Thanks for exploring the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival with us! We’re anticipating the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, which will begin on September 28th 2012!! We’re already covering the upcoming Festival, so come check it out!!
The Epcot Food and Wine Festival is held from September 30 – November 13, 2011, and is packed with incredible events, fun new tastes, and plenty of great experiences.
This year’s theme is “Passport to a World of Flavors.” Booking for seminars and special events is now available by calling 407-WDW-FEST. Note: Tables in Wonderland members, Disney Vacation Club members, and Annual Passholders are able to book discounted culinary demos and beverage seminars taking place Mon-Thurs. Note your status in these groups when calling.
UPDATE: All Booth Prices are now posted, including snack credit options. Also, all Booth Pages now have Food Photos from this year’s booths!
The Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book is now available!
This 135-page guide covers everything you need to know to have the time of your life at the 2011 Festival. Get $2 off regular price with code: CHEF at check-out! See an Orlando Sentinel review of the e-Book here!
2011 Food and Wine Festival Breaking News
World Showcase Booth Photos and Prices Updated: See our 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Menu page for details Click on the booth links to see the food photos.
Schedule for low-cost seminars and demonstrations at the Festival Center has been announced. See Culinary, Beverage, and Mixology demo information here.
2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Reviews
Check out these latest reviews for insider tours of this year’s events:
Special Event and Deminar Reviews
Italian Dessert and Wine Pairing
Mexico Tequila Lunch (NEW!)
3D Disney Dessert Discovery (NEW!)
Party for the Senses (NEW!)
Xante Mixology Seminar Review
Chef Buddy Valastro (the Cake Boss) Dessert Seminar
Chef Ming Tsai Cooking Demo Review
Beer and Pizza Tasting Event Review
Culinary Demos Reviews – Yesterland.com
First Bites Opening Reception Review – AllEars.Net
French Regional Lunch Review – AllEars.Net
Kitchen Memories Review – AllEars.Net
Discovery of Chocolate Review – AllEars.Net
Tequila Lunch Pairing Review – AllEars.Net
World Showcase Booth Reviews
Canada and Australia Booth Reviews
Hawaii and Caribbean Booth Reviews
Brazil and Mexico Booth Reviews
Germany and Brewer’s Collection Booth Reviews
Italy and Greece Booth Reviews
Ireland and France Booth Reviews
Singapore and Belgium Booth Reviews
Argentina and Morocco Booth Reviews
AllEars 2011 Food and Wine Festival Survey
Be sure to check out our World Showcase Booth Food Photos to help plan out your trip around the World!
And we’ve been lucky to have some great reader photos sent our way. Thanks to John Mann of John Mann Event Photography for these great shots!
World Showcase Booth Food
Party for the Senses, October 15th
Reviews from 2009 and 2010 Events
Take a look at these reviews to get an idea for what this year’s events will be like:
Party for the Senses Review, 2010
3D Disney’s Dessert Discoveries review, 2010
French Regional Lunch Review, 2010
Tequila Tasting Seminar Review, 2009
Wine Seminar Review, 2009
Morocco Food and Wine Pairing Dinner Review, 2009
Keegan Gerhard Culinary Demo Review, 2010
Robert Irvine Culinary Demo Review, 2010
2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Programming Will Include
The Epcot Food and Wine Festival offers dozens of events and attractions that will delight any food-lover. Some events are free or low-cost, while others are more expensive and require booking a separate ticket. Most events do require you to purchase Epcot admission for those in your party. Click on the titles and links below to be taken to more detailed pages, which include pricing, location, menus, and reservation information about the event types that interest you:
The World Showcase promenade is filled with 30 international marketplace booths showcasing culinary delights from dozens of countries and regions of the globe. Travel around to each of them to sample tapas-sized portions of some regional favorites. This year, Epcot is debuting three new booths — Hawai’i, the Caribbean Islands, and Portugal. Scandinavia will be returning after a hiatus. While the booths are freely accessed by anyone in the Epcot Theme Park, you must pay separately for each item purchased at the booths.
These include Authentic Taste Seminars, Culinary Demonstrations, Wine and Beverage Seminars, the Festival Welcome Center attractions, the new Mixology Seminars, and more.
These include advance-reservation-required ticketed events, including the Party for the Senses, Food and Wine Pairing Meals, Tequila Tastings and Lunches, Signature Dining Events, Sweet Sundays, Disney Dessert Discoveries, and more. Guests can call 407/WDW-FEST (939-3378) for information and to make reservations for special events and programs.
These include the free-with-Epcot-admission concerts that take place every evening at America Gardens Theater. This year, the line-up showcases three brand new acts including the Pointer Sisters, former members of ELO, and the Gin Blossoms as well as returning favorites like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Billy Ocean, John Secada, and Taylor Dayne.
Again this year, guests are invited to take part in the Wine and Dine Half Marathon and Relay Race and Mickey’s Halloween Family Fun Run and 5K. If running’s not for you, consider purchasing a Wine & Dine Half-Marathon After-Party spectator ticket. This will treat you to all the fun of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival after the race! Note that there will be an registration charge for these races.
Festival booklet now available: 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Guide – Passport To A World of Flavors! Click link to see the guide.
2011 Food and Wine Festival Chefs
Over 270 Chefs will attend the Festival, including Jamie Deen, Rock Harper, Jeff Henderson, Cat Cora, Alan Wong, Gale Gand, Suvir Saran, Celina Tio, Robert Irvine, Andrew Zimmern, Buddy Valastro, Warren Brown, Art Smith, Bryan Voltaggio, Chris Cosentino and Keegan Gerhard. Click the links to see chef presentations from 2010. See a full list of presenters, chefs, and participants here.
2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Theme
The Passport to a World of Flavors theme is brought to life through a nod to travel from a pre-World War I perspective, with vintage luggage tags with a culinary flair and transportation icons.
Check out Disney’s official Food and Wine Festival info here!
2010 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Index, including live coverage from the Festival
2010 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Guide
2010 World Showcase Booth Menus & Food Photos
2010 Free & Low-Cost Attractions and Demos
2010 Special and Signature Attractions
2010 Eat to the Beat! Concerts