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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!!

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Click here for 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Breaking News and our Latest Reviews!

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.

  • Review: Epcot Food and Wine Festival Scent Demonstration
  • Review: Cake Boss Buddy Valastro’s Culinary Demo at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival
  • Guest Review: Epcot Food and Wine Festival’s Party for the Senses
  • Guest Review: Epcot Food and Wine Festival Pizza and Beer Pairing Event at Via Napoli
  • Epcot Food and Wine Festival Food Pictures: Japan and China Booths
  • Epcot Food and Wine Festival Food Pictures: South Korea and South Africa Booths
  • Epcot Food and Wine Festival Food Pictures: Desserts & Champagne and Cheese Booths
  • Epcot’s Germany Train Town Celebrates the Food and Wine Festival!
  • 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

    Menabrea at Italy Pizza & Beer Tasting

    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!)
    Scent Demonstration
    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

    Crispy Shrimp Taco in Mexico

    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
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    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:

    Epcot Food and Wine Festival International Marketplace Booths

    2011 Hawaii Booth

    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.

    Free and Low-Cost Epcot Food and Wine Festival Attractions, Seminars, and Demonstrations

    These include Authentic Taste Seminars, Culinary Demonstrations, Wine and Beverage Seminars, the Festival Welcome Center attractions, the new Mixology Seminars, and more.

    Special and Signature Events and Attractions at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

    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.

    Epcot Chef Albert Youngman and Epcot Exec Chef Jens Dahlmann

    Eat to the Beat! Concerts

    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.

    Wine & Dine Half-Marathon Events

    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.

    2011 Signage

    International Gateway Signage

    Donald and Daisy

    Suitcase Imagery on the Signs

    Suitcase and Picnic Imagery

    Check out Disney’s official Food and Wine Festival info here!
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    2010 Coverage

    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

    Full Disney Food and Wine Festival Coverage from 2009, 2010

    Disney Food and Wine Festivals — Disney World and Disneyland