I had the wonderful opportunity of attending the Epcot Food and Wine Festival preview yesterday evening at Walt Disney World’s Epcot, and I have more new information to share about the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
Below, you’ll find:
- ALL of the details, prices, and dates for the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events
- DISCOUNTS, early booking dates, prices, and more for the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Seminars and Demonstrations
- A FULL list of 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booths
- Photos of BRAND NEW Epcot Food and Wine Festival menu dishes
- A sneak peek at a BELOVED DISNEY TREAT debuting at the Festival
- And more!
As always, you can visit our Epcot Food and Wine Festival index page for ALL updates at any time.
2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth and Menu Information
We’ve got ALL THE CONFIRMED 2013 EPCOT FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL BOOTHS for you today!!
OFFICIAL 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booths:
Brazil <-- RETURNING AFTER HIATUS!
Desserts & Champagne
Hops & Barley
Refreshment Port <-- EXPANDED MENU!
Scotland <-- NEW
Remember -- stay tuned to our 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus and Booths page and our Disney Food Blog Newsletter for more details!
We have also confirmed that a brand new dessert will be coming to the Australia Booth — a Pavlova with Fresh Driscoll’s Berries and Vanilla Custard. And a new kids’ dessert will pop up at the Desserts and Champagne Booth — a “frozen s’more” smoothie!
News From the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Preview!
We’ve got great news for Disney Dole Whip lovers!!
Dole Whip Is Coming to the 2013 Food and Wine Festival!
That’s right! It was such a huge hit at the Flower and Garden Festival earlier this year that it’s back by popular demand.
There’s one major change, though — this time around, the Dole Whip will be orange!
And there are plans to serve with a liqueur once more. While the flavor profile isn’t finalized, I can tell you it’s going to be a very delicious addition to the enhanced Food and Wine Festival Menu at the Refreshment Port!
Sneak Peek! New Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menu Item PHOTOS!
I did get the chance to try a couple of the new (and returning) items for this year! Take a look!
Scotland Booth — NEW this year!
The Scotland booth will be debuting at this year’s festival!
We now know the menu, and we are also getting a sneak peek of the new Scotland Passport Stamp design (in the bottom right corner)!
And I got the chance to sample the brand new Seared Scottish Salmon with Cauliflower Puree, Watercress and Malt Vinaigrette:
Brazil Booth — Newly RETURNING this year
We’re very excited to see the Brazil booth return to the festival this year.
We also had a chance to sample the Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Onions, Avocado, and Cilantro:
Brazil will also be serving Cerveharias Kaiser Brewery’s Xingu Black Beer which is an amazing pairing with the pork belly!
The Carnaval Moscato White Sparkling will also be an exciting addition to the Brazil Booth!
Florida Local Booth
The Florida Local Booth returns this year with some awesome new menu items, including this Florida Grass Fed Beef Slider with White Cheddar and Sweet & Hot Pickles!
The booth will also be serving Florida Orange Groves Hurricane Class 5, Florida White Sangria.
South Korea Booth
The South Korea booth is back this year with a brand new Kimchi Dog with Spicy Mustard Sauce and Kimchi!
This was incredible and had the whole table raving! I have a feeling it will be a big hit at this year’s festival!
The guest-favorite Poland Booth introduces the Frozen Szarlotka (Frozen Polish Apple Pie) this year, featuring Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka.
This drink will be the perfect “Fall in Florida” cocktail. You’ll have the flavors of Autumn, but in a refreshing, frozen state!
Desserts & Champagne Booth
The Desserts and Champagne Booth is back with another yummy trio of desserts, including a Chocolate Orange Cupcake, Hazelnut Chocolate Cheesecake, and Morello Cherry Pistachio Mousse combination.
These won rave reviews! Everyone in our group had a different favorite.
2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Event Booking Dates and Details
Bookings will begin for all special events on August 13th, 2013, at 7am ET.
Special Event Details
French Regional Lunches are BACK! Parisian Breakfasts debut! Scotland, Land of Food and Drink is brand new!
From Sweet Sundays to Party for the Senses, Wine Schools to Cheese Seminars, we’ve got ALL the details about the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events here!
Start planning your trip now! Click here for dates and prices of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival special events!
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Center Seminar and Demonstration Details and Discounts
Great news about the Food and Wine Festival low-cost seminars and demos!
Booking for Tables in Wonderland members, Annual Passholders, DVC members, and Golden Oak residents begins August 9th for SEMINARS AND DEMONSTRATIONS ONLY (including Mixology). Discounts ($2) will be offered for these events Monday through Thursday only. Booking for all others will begin August 13th at 7AM ET. Call 407-WDW-FEST to book.
Wine/Beverage Seminars will take place Daily at 12, 2, and 4PM. They will cost $14.
Culinary Demos will take place Monday-Saturday at 1, 3, and 5PM and Sunday 1 and 5PM. They will cost $14.
Mixology Seminars will take place Daily at 6PM. They will cost $15.
More details about these events will be announced soon. Keep an eye on our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Low-Cost Seminars and Demonstrations page for details.
Other Epcot Food and Wine Festival Updates…
As always, there were a few details that came out through the course of the evening. A couple of booths that we’ve seen in the past couple of years — Scandinavia and Caribbean — will not be returning in 2013. Additionally, the complimentary wine tastings at the Festival Welcome Center’s wine shop are also not likely to return.
On the up side, The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar by Ghirardelli will be returning to the Festival Center! And with this walkthrough tour, guests can also sample chocolates and purchase that amazing gourmet drinking chocolate!
Want More Details About the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival?
We work hard to keep you in the know about everything Food and Wine Festival related! Be sure to join our Disney Food Blog Newsletter for the latest information and details. And keep an eye on our 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Page for updates.
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!
What Epcot Food and Wine Festival feature are you most looking forward to?