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2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

The 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is on through November 12, 2012, in Epcot, Walt Disney World. SEE OUR 2012 Festival REVIEWS AND COVERAGE HERE!

With a Taste Your Way Around the World theme, featuring fantastic special events, culinary and beverage demonstrations, celebrity chefs, and the ever-popular World Showcase Marketplace tasting booths, this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity!

We’ve compiled all of the latest news and updates on the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival right here, so see the info below for details!

News! The DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival is now available!
Use code CHEFS at check-out for a $3 discount!


2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Index

2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Marketplace Booth/Kiosk MENUS and FOOD PHOTOS <–UPDATED with all new photos!
2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events
2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Low-Cost/Free Seminars and Activities
2012 Eat to the Beat Concert Schedule
Current 2012 Festival Coverage and News
The DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival e-Book
2012 Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend Events
2012 Tower of Terror 10-miler Events
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Fans Facebook Page
2012 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic
2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Reviews
2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival’s Gluten Free Items

How to Book Epcot Food & Wine Festival Events

To book all special events and demonstrations, call 407-WDW-FEST. Culinary Demonstrations, Beverage Seminars, Mixology Seminars, and General Admission for Party for the Senses and 3D Dessert Party will be bookable online at http://DisneyWorld.com/dine — click the “dining event” button and find your event via the pull down menu.

Tables in Wonderland members, Annual Passholders, and Disney Vacation Club Members can get discounts ($2 per person per event) for seminars and demos taking place Mon-Thurs during the festival.



Latest Epcot Food and Wine Festival News

  • Guest Review: Chef Robert Irvine Culinary Demo at Epcot Food & Wine Festival
  • Review: Epcot Food and Wine Festival Cheese Seminar
  • Epcot Food and Wine Festival Review: Tequila Pairing Lunch at La Hacienda de San Angel
  • Epcot Food & Wine Festival Food Pictures and Review: Italy and New Zealand
  • Epcot Food & Wine Festival Food Pictures and Review: Australia and China Booths
  • Epcot Food and Wine Festival Recipe: Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Baileys Ganache from Ireland
  • Hurry!! Epcot Food and Wine Festival Merchandise Available Online For One Week Only!
  • Epcot Food & Wine Festival Food Pictures and Review: Japan and Hops & Barley Booths
  • New! Gluten Free Menu for the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
  • Epcot Food and Wine Festival Pictures and Review: Florida Local Booth
  • Seats Added to Kitchen Memories Lunches: Two of the most popular celebrity chefs (Buddy Valastro and Art Smith) at this year’s Epcot Food & Wine Festival are hosting Kitchen Memories lunches – and due to demand, they’ve added a handful of seats!

    runDisney hosts “Diet Diva” Meet: runDisney’s newest consultant, Tara Gidus (the “Diet Diva”) is hosting a meet-up during the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend on November 9th at 7am. Note: This event has now reached capacity.

    Review of the Marketplace VIP Chef Access Tour: AllEars shares an informative review of the sold-out Marketplace VIP Chef Access Tour.

    Italian Regional Lunches Have Added More Seats As of 9/30, the popular Italian Regional Lunches taking place on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the festival have added more seats to their previously sold-out rosters. Be sure to call 407-WDW-DINE to see if there’s availability on your dates!

    Skinnygirl Bethenny Frankel Appearances: Former personal chef Bethenny Frankel (Bravo TV’s “Bethenny Ever After”) is the creator of Skinnygirl Cocktails. On November 3 at 11:30a and 1:30p, a 30 minute discussion with Bethenny Frankel will take place. Both appearances are included with Epcot park admission.

    Disney’s Visa Cardmembers will receive access to the Chase Lounge during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by Chase. You and your guests can relax while enjoying a beverage. Open 9am – 7pm each day of the Festival, the lounge is located on the Festival Center’s second floor. For access, just present your Disney’s Visa Card.

    New World Showcase Booth Construction Premiers: Check out brand new booth construction for these countries: Argentina, Ireland, and New Zealand!

    New Gift Cards for the Food and Wine Festival: Load up your gift card with at least $5 to start. Choose from the smaller wristlet or full-sized card.

    Festival Wristlet card option


    Festival full size gift card option.

    A new signature event has been added to the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival line-up. On October 19, Citricos will host a lunch at 12:30 for $130. Pixar fans! John Lasseter and his wife Nancy will present their California wines at this event. Chef Philip Ponticelli will pair Lasseter wines with seasonal cuisine.

    Celebrity Chefs returning this year include: Jamie Deen, Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, Andrew Zimmern, Robert Irvine, Gale Gand, Rock Harper, and More! There will be many new faces to find, like Erika Davis from Top Chef Just Desserts!

    Menu Items From the Mexico Booth

    2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival World Showcase Booths

    You can see 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival World Showcase Booths/Kiosks, MENUS, and FOOD PHOTOS here on DisneyFoodBlog.com!

    The big news? Two New Marketplaces: Terra and Florida Local — will be debuting at the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

    Terra Marketplace Booth

    2012 Florida Local Marketplace Booth

    Also, more “family-friendly” drinks like non-alcoholic smoothies and “Honest Kids” organic juices, which have half the sugar of regular fruit punches, will debut at the booths this year.

    2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Culinary and Beverage Demos, and FREE Events

    The Epcot Food and Wine Festival offers a wonderful variety of culinary demonstrations, beverage seminars (including wines, beers, and mixology), and even some free-with-admission exhibits and activities!

    Find out about 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Culinary Demos and Beverage Seminars, as well as other low-cost or free activities, here!

    2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events

    From cheese to chocolate, signature dining to wine schools, several popular, high-end Special Events are offered at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival each year! For a list of 2012 events, along with pricing, dates, and other details, click here.

    Other 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Events

    HGTV Seminars


    HGTV Seminars return to the 2012 Festival! On select weekends, Home and Garden Television personalities (along with the winner of “Design Star”) will lead seminars focusing on home entertaining. Returning from last year is Emily Henderson of “Secrets From a Stylist”.

    These seminars are free with your Epcot admission!

    Eat to the Beat Concerts

    Throughout the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, popular bands from the 80s and 90s take the stage at the American Gardens Theater in the American Adventure Pavilion to share some of their greatest hits with the crowds! These concerts are free with Epcot admission, and take place three times per evening.

    Click the link to see the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Line-up!

    runDisney Races

    September 29, 2012: Tower of Terror 10-miler
    Saturday, November 10, 2012: Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon

    Epcot Park Hours

    With the release of Epcot’s October schedule, we’ve noticed that festival-goers will be able to tour Epcot until 10 p.m. on Saturdays. Previously, the extended park hours were only offered on Friday nights during Food & Wine!

    Recipes

    Caribbean’s Dragon Berry Colada
    Warm Chocolate Lava Cake
    Griddled Greek Cheese
    Ireland’s Lobster and Scallop Fisherman’s Pie
    Germany’s Apple Strudel
    Kalua Pork Sliders
    Le Cellier’s White Truffle Butter Sauce
    Belgian Waffle Recipe

    Epcot Food and Wine Festival 101

    Epcot Food and Wine Festival 101 includes answers to your transportation, parking, and admission questions!

    Thanks for joining us here! We’ll see you at the Festival!

    Have a Question about the Epcot Food and Wine Festival? Ask us here!