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News! 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events, Dates, and Prices; Booking Begins August 13th

Great news! We’ve got another few pieces of the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival puzzle! And we now know that booking for Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events will begin on August 13th at 7am ET! Call 407/WDW-FEST (939-3378).

The big news? French Regional Lunches are coming back this year…and Italian Regional Lunches are continuing! We’ll also see a few new additions to the festival special events docket.

Be sure to check out our 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events page for ALL of the details on these options; and check out our 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival page for all of the latest news and updates on this year’s festival.

New Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events for 2013

Scotland, Land of Food And Drink (Sept. 28), $95 or $115
Spirits Confidential (Nov. 1), $80 or $95
Parisian Breakfast (Saturdays), $37
Hibachi Experience (Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5), $120

We’ll have more details for you about these events on our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events Page as soon as they’re released!

Imported Beers at a Food and Wine Festival Special Event in Italy

Returning Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events for 2013

“3D” Disney’s Dessert Discovery (Oct. 4, 11 and 25), $55 or $90 (sweet seats) — See a review here!
Epcot Wine Schools (Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 3), $135 per person
Culinary Adventures in Signature Dining (more than 25 dinners throughout the festival; prices vary)
Mixology Series: Taste, Shake and Indulge Like the French (Saturdays), $65
Kitchen Memories (Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8), from $110-$170
Cheese Seminars (Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9), $80 — see a review here!

Cheese at Food and Wine Festival Cheese Seminar


Party for the Senses (Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Nov. 2), $145, $180 or $285 — See a review here!
Food & Beverage Pairings (Tuesdays, Thursdays), $55 — See a review here!
Sweet Sundays (Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10), $99
The Discovery of Chocolate (Oct. 13 and 27), $75
Italian Regional Lunches (date and price TBD)
French Regional Lunches (date and price TBD) — See a review here!
Mexican Tequila Lunches (date and price TBD) — See a review here!

There are plenty more where these came from! We’ll have more details for you about these events and MORE on our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events Page as soon as they’re released!

Grilled Scallop with Chile de Arbol Foam and Huitlacoche Mushroom at Food and Wine Festival Tequila Lunch Pairing

2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Low-Cost Seminars and Demonstrations

Don’t forget about our pick BEST VALUE of the festival — the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Low-Cost Seminars and Demonstrations!

Dates and times for these are usually the last pieces of information we get on the festival, but we do know that Culinary Demos ($14), Mixology Seminars ($15), and Beverage Seminars ($14) will again be offered at this year’s festival. Stay tuned for more information on our 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Page!

Chef Cat Cora at a 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Culinary Demonstration

More Epcot Food and Wine Festival Information

2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Index

2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus and FOOD PHOTOS: Coming Soon!

2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Marketplace Booth/Kiosk MENUS and FOOD PHOTOS <–UPDATED with all new photos from 2012!
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Fans Facebook Page
2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events (Updated 6-12)
2013 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Low-Cost/Free Seminars and Activities: Coming Soon!
2013 Eat to the Beat Concert Schedule: Full List Available (5-16 update)
2013 Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend Events
2013 Tower of Terror 10-miler Events
2013 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic: Menus, Booking Info available!
2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Reviews, and 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Reviews
2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival’s Gluten Free Items

News! The DFB Guide to the 2013 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book is now available for pre-order!

The best part? By pre-ordering, you automatically get our 2012 Food and Wine Festival Guide for FREE, instantly! That means you can start planning NOW for your trip!

Use code prefoodwine at check-out for a $3 discount!

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19 Comments

  1. Janet Sala says:

    I am so waiting to find out about the dates for signature events so I can book my hotel and air!!!!!! Do the Disney people not know that there are those of us who plan our lives around things like the Italian White Truffle Lunch? ;-)

  2. Barry Moss says:

    I’m very excited to see the French Regional Lunches making a return. Also, I heard from Tutto Italia that the White Truffle Lunch will be returning this year, tentatively on Sun Nov 3. I am disappointed to see that there will be no Party for the Senses on the last weekend of the festival. This is disappointing as we had already made our hotel and flight reservations to attend the last week Nov 2-10. We usually like to take in two of the Party for the Senses since each one is different.

  3. Courtney says:

    Parisian breakfast!? Be still my heart! c’est magnifique!

  4. Carol says:

    I didn’t see anything about the Marketplace VIP chef led tour, I’m assuming they aren’t going to be doing that this year. I really enjoyed it last year and was looking forward to do it again this year.

  5. John says:

    This update really makes me wish we could go this year. I loved Food & Wine ! I still have nightmares about the escargot ravioli from the French regional lunch, though … both the wife and I (both rather adventurous eaters) just couldn’t handle it. Luckily, there was plenty of great Burgundy to wash it down.

  6. Nicola says:

    Really cant wait for the booth food to be announced, keeping everything crossed for frushi and the lamb sliders from new zealand. However, more so looking forward to seeing when the chefs will be announced and if any of my favs will be there when we are. EEK

  7. Mark D. says:

    First food and wine (and possibly the only one for a few years) for all of us and first Halloween time trip with the kids. I am bringing the kids and have a somewhat limited budget. I need DFB readers to help me out. Choose one:

    -Book one of these special events up to $75pp for the 4 of us
    -If there are still tickets, DFB Snack Attack (Illuminations Dessert Party) for the 4 of us
    -Try to book a Cali Grill reservation when it becomes available for the 4 of us
    -4 of us go to the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

    Too many choices! Please help me out!!!!

  8. Mark D. says:

    Oh, we have done an Illuminations Dessert Party (inspired by the DFB and reviewed on the site in the article when AJ announced her first ever party). Not sure if that changes anyone’s opinion.

  9. JenMak says:

    Mark D., depends how old your kids are. Mine are younger (6 & 8) and did not enjoy Epcot at all. If your kids are young, no question…..Mickey’s not so scary Halloween party.

  10. JenMak says:

    That should read 6 and 8….. Not quite sure what happened there!

  11. Mark D. says:

    Thanks for the reply. They will be 13 and 9. They like Epcot, but not sure how they will feel about F&W as we haven’t done anything like that yet.

  12. Christie says:

    Any clue if there are any opportunities for people in the culinary field to “intern” for this event? I would totally prep, stir, wash dishes etc. for Cat Cora or any of the Disney chefs.

  13. Joanna Salina says:

    Mark D., if I had to choose I would pick MNSSHP for your family. It’s so much fun. Seeing the Headless Horseman come galloping down Main Street is almost worth the price of admission. I think your kids would enjoy the Halloween party much more than sitting thru a dinner at CG. But then I don’t know your kids!

  14. susan says:

    I have attended the food and wine festival for years. In my opinion the kids may be bored. California Grill is awesome but adult orientated. As an adult I personally was disappointed in Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party. Have not been to the Illuminations dessert party. There are other options also. The Hoop Dee Doo Musical Review at the campground is fun or Cinderellas Royal Table in Magic Kingdom, Disneys Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show is fun for all ages. Fantasmic Dinner Show in Hollywood Studios. Chef Mickeys is alot of fun usually with Mickey, Goofy, Pluto.. Hope this helps.

  15. Ann G says:

    I have been going for the food and wine fest for several years now. I go solo and do a lot of the seminars and events throughout my stay. I love almost all that is offered but would like to make a suggestion. IDK if anyone at Disney pays attention to these. I love desserts but am so disappointed with the quality of the desserts at the 3D dessert party. Almost to the point where they should be embarrassed to serve these at that event. They should be more like the desserts you get at the party for the senses for the price they charge. This is the only thing that I think they should really improve on.

  16. Mike says:

    A.J.,

    Any word on when the Mexican and Italian Regional lunches will be held? We are going to the at the Food & Wine Festival from 01-06 November this year. We absolutely loved the Mexican Tequila lunch last year (Humberto was a hoot!), and also very much enjoyed the Italian lunch pairing. I sure hope they will have both available on the dates we will be there. Thanks!!

    97 DAYS & COUNTING!!!!!

    Mike

  17. Barb says:

    Mark D, your kids will love Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. It’s the best WDW parade and Halloween Wishes is the best.

    Ann G, you are so right about the Illuminations Dessert Parties. The desserts are low quality and nothing special.

    We’ll be there from Nov 1st thru Nov 9th. We’ll go to the Halloween Party on Friday, Nov 1st and hit the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on Friday, Nov 8th. Can’t wait…great week to be there.

  18. Jennifer says:

    Will you be posting gluten free options again this year?

    Thanks!

  19. Tracy Gregory says:

    Called this morning and the Carla Hall Culinary Demo is already totally booked :(

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