As we mentioned in our recent round-up, the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival has upped the ante by one day this year — extending its original dates to September 28-November 12, 2012!
But that’s not all the new info we have about our favorite time of the year!
New Food and Wine Festival Marketplace Booths
TERRA Vegan Marketplace
At TERRA, guests will indulge in vegan specialties like Trik’n Chick’n Curry with Basmati Rice and Chili Colorado with House Made Chips and Cashew Cheese (YUM!).
The new Florida Marketplace will offer fresh local flavors with a twist! Check out this Florida Shrimp Ceviche with Fire Roasted Veggies and Crispy Plantains!
VIP Marketplace Chef Tours
This sounds like an amazing addition! On Wednesdays, Food and Wine Festival Chefs will host walking tours of the World Showcase Booths!
Attendees will get to taste five dishes from various marketplaces as well as five beverage items (yep, alcohol included!). Guests will also be treated to some culinary secrets from the chef hosts!
Remember our 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Tips from last week where we told you to bring the kids? Looks like there’s even more reason to do so this year!
Kids will be treated to more child-friendly drinks at the festival this year, along with kid-eriffic eats like cheese fondue and beef empanadas!
Eat to the Beat Concerts
As we reported earlier, the Eat to the Beat Concerts will be THE place to be for music this Fall in Disney World! Check out several new acts as well as some of your returning favorites. The full Eat to the Beat Concert Schedule can be found here.
Culinary Events and Demonstrations Are On the Docket!
The popular Party for the Senses returns October 6, 13, 20, 27, and November 3 this year; and celebrity chefs like Robert Irvine and Rock Harper will be back in action at the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
Great news for dessert lovers? The “3D” Disney’s Dessert Discovery will return on select Fridays.
Guests can call 407/WDW-FEST (939-3378) to make reservations. Information and reservations for select events and programs will be updated throughout the summer at www.disneyworld.com/foodandwine.
Be sure to watch our 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Overview Page for all the latest news about the Festival!