We’re gearing up for the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! Travelers to this 17th annual event will find an abundance of eats and drinks to enjoy at the marketplace booths around World Showcase. But if you want to take advantage of my favorite value of the festival — read on!
Seminars and Demonstrations at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival
Several times per day during the festival, guests have the opportunity to take part in culinary demonstrations or beverage seminars.
Featuring specialty wineries, beverage companies, or chefs (sometimes celebrity chefs!), the demos provide a walk-through of a recipe creation (plus your very own serving!), or a discussion and tasting of several beverages. Most seminars and demos are held inside the Festival Welcome Center in Epcot’s Future World.
But the best part? These only cost around $11-14 each!! It’s a huge bargain when you consider you’re getting a 45-minute class, plus you’re being served tastes of what’s being discussed. Even better — if you are a Tables in Wonderland member, Walt Disney World Annual Passholder, and/or DVC member booking a seminar Mon-Thurs during the festival, you’ll be eligible for a $2 discount!
2012 Culinary Demo and Beverage Seminar Options
Here are a few of the seminars and demos to choose from at this year’s festival. You can book all seminars by calling 407-WDW-DINE, or by booking online at disneyworld.com/dine (click the “dining event” button).
2012 Culinary Demonstrations
Culinary demos are held daily at 1:00, 3:00, and 5:00 p.m. and are usually 45 minutes in length. You’ll get valuable tips from top chefs and wine presenters with the anticipation of getting to taste-test the finished dish.
2012 Wine and Beverage Seminars
Wine and Beverage seminars are hosted Monday through Thursday at 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00 p.m.; Friday through Sunday at 2:00 and 4:00p.m. These 45 minute sessions will emphasize tips and sips, and you get to sample your way through the seminar!
2012 Mixology Seminars
Each day at 6 p.m. enjoy your Happy Hour at a Mixology seminar. These feature mixology experts showcasing tips, tricks, and trends in the mixed drinks world. You’ll hear about several recipes, and get to taste them all!
When you’re done mixing it up with some seminars and demos, take in a Book or Bottle Signing, Taste Seminar, or an HGTV Home Entertaining session.
Want more information on the Epcot Food and Wine Festival? Check out our brand new Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival e-Book! You can still get our Grand Launch discount today — $3 off your purchase using code CHEFS!