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2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events

Special events at the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival require a significant extra cost and advance tickets.

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Booking Information

Booking for this year’s events will open at 7AM ET on Thursday, July 31.

Premium events may be reserved by phone at 407-WDW-FEST (407-939-3378) once booking becomes available! Select events will also be bookable online at www.epcotfoodfestival.com or disneyworld.com/dining. Specifically, we know that you’ll be able to book seminars and demos, Party for the Senses (for October 4, 11, 18 and November 1 dates), and Disney’s 3-D Dessert Discovery at epcotfoodfestival.com.

Holders of the Chase Disney Visa Card can book select Food and Wine Festival Events on July 29th at 7am ET. A limited number of seats will be held for Chase Disney Visa Cardholders, so if your preferred event sells out on this date, call back on July 31st to get access to additional seats. To take advantage of the early booking opportunity, call (407) WDW FEST.

NOTE: Epcot Admission is required in addition to the cost of the special events.

2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events

We’re excited to share with you information about the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events!

From signature dinners to galas, culinary demonstrations to mixology and wine seminars, several high-end Special Events will be offered at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival this year!

New Special Events for 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

  • Dining Through the Decades, A Tribute to Walt Disney — A dinner featuring Walt Disney’s culinary favorites, October 24, $99 or $119 per person
  • Experience Puerto Rico – The All Star Island, September 20, $99 per person
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival — Boot Camp Series — Interactive epicurean adventure for your “inner chef”, September 21, October 5, 12, 19, November 2, $119 per person
  • Food for Thought — A morning celebrity chef nosh-and-chat cookbook event, Fridays, plus Saturday, October 11, $169 per person
  • Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing, Wednesdays $55 per person
  • Italian White Truffle & Wine Pairing Dinner, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, $295 per person

Peanut Butter and Pretzel Gianduja at PotS 2011

Party for the Senses

Party for the Senses returns in 2014! Explore over 50 wines and beers and delicious bites at various tasting stations. Your night begins with reserved seating at the evening’s Eat to the Beat concert. Explore more than 50 tasting stations. Live entertainment will be presented by Cirque du Soleil for another memorable Festival evening. This event is pricey and offered only on Saturdays, so plan accordingly. To see what this event is like, check out our 2011 Party for the Senses review here!

When: October 4, 11, 18, and November 1 from 7:30-10PM
Where: World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
Pricing: $149, $189, or $299 per person

Wine View Lounge: $299 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required. Check in at Wine View Lounge podium. Includes private reserved table, entrance into event at 7:15PM, specialty cocktail toast, premium bar, artisanal cheese station, and more. Space is limited.

Reserved Seating: $189 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required. Check in at Wine View Lounge podium. Includes reserved table on main floor, entrance into event at 7:15PM, and specialty cocktail toast. Space is limited.

Party for the Senses: $149 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required. Check in at WorldShow Place Events pavilion. Limited seating.

Party for the Senses Featuring Disney Chefs from Around the World

<– New for 2014!
For one night of this super popular special event, experience Disney culinary magic from across the globe!

When: October 25
Where: World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
Pricing: $149, $189, or $299 per person

Wine View Lounge: $299 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required. Check in at Wine View Lounge podium. Includes private reserved table, entrance into event at 7:15PM, specialty cocktail toast, premium bar, artisanal cheese station, and more. Space is limited.

Reserved Seating: $189 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required. Check in at Wine View Lounge podium. Includes reserved table on main floor, entrance into event at 7:15PM, and specialty cocktail toast. Space is limited.

Party for the Senses: $149 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required. Check in at WorldShow Place Events pavilion. Limited seating.

Sunday Mornings with…

<– New for 2014!
-Hosted by Disney Vacation Club
Reinventing Sweet Sundays, “Sunday Mornings with…” will feature a plated brunch starring an acclaimed pastry chef or baker crafting three delectable desserts for tasting. Begin your day with a delightful, plated brunch accompanied by an assortment of freshly baked breakfast breads and a sparkling wine toast. Save room for dessert as a highly acclaimed Pastry Chef or Baker takes the stage and crafts three of their favorite desserts that are as pleasing to the eye as they are for you to sample.

When: Sundays from 10AM to 12PM
Where: Festival Welcome Center, Chef’s Showcase
Pricing: $99 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

September 28: Gale Gand, Tru & Spritz Burger, Chicago, IL
October 5: Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, Baked, Brooklyn, NY
October 12: Warren Brown, CakeLove, Washington, DC
October 19: Buddy Valastro, Carlo’s Bakery, Hoboken, NJ
October 26: Carla Hall, ABC’s The Chew, New York, NY
November 2: Keegan Gerhard, d-bar desserts, Denver, CO & San Diego, CA
November 10: Alex Guarnaschelli, Butter, New York, NY

Mimosas

Mimosas

Parisian Breakfast

The Parisian Breakfast returns this year. Les Chefs de France will serve breakfast and a welcoming Mimosa on Saturday mornings, featuring authentic pastries (baguettes, brioches, croissants), unlimited coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and orange juice! Savor the baguettes made from scratch in a 48-hour process at Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie. Fresh from the oven, enjoy them with butter and Bonne Maman confiture (fruit preserve) to make a French tartine. Check out our 2013 Parisian Breakfast Review!

When: Saturdays 9-10:30AM
Where: Les Chefs de France, France pavilion
Pricing: $39 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

“3D” Disney’s Dessert Discovery

This event, introduced in 2010, is back again for the 2014 Festival! Featuring desserts, samplings of cordials (more alcohol than you can drink!), and special 3D viewing of IllumiNations, it’s a fun night without having to unload too much cash! See our guest review here!

“Sweet Seats” is an exclusive area within the event. This upgraded experience includes a private reserved table, entrance into World ShowPlace 15 minutes before general admission, specialty beverage, a unique dessert offering, and more. Limited availability.

When: October 3, 10 and 17 from 8-9:30PM
Where: World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
Pricing: General Admission is $59 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Sweet Seating is $99 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot Admission required for both options.

Culinary Adventures in Signature Dining

Savor your way through a phenomenal dinner while a Chef (sometimes a celebrity Chef!) takes you through every bite, explaining technique, menu choice, and wine pairings. These special dinners everyday, and they sell out fast!

When: Look for more than 20 dinners throughout the festival!
Where: Around Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts
Pricing: Prices are per person plus tax. Gratuity included. Theme park admission required for restaurants within a theme park.

Narcoossee’s: September 27, 12PM Cost: $149; Dennis Thompson, Chef de Cuisine
Flying Fish Cafe: September 27, 1PM Cost: $149; Tim Keating, Chef de Cuisine
Le Cellier Steakhouse: September 30, 11:30AM Cost: $109; Al Youngman, Chef de Cuisine
Jiko – The Cooking Place: October 2, 6PM Cost: $199; Chef Jon O’Brien*
The Hollywood Brown Derby: October 2, 6PM Cost: $189; Craig Schleider, Chef de Cuisine
The Dining Room at Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe: October 2, 6:30PM Cost: $110; Robert Leonardi, CCC, Executive Chef
Raglan Road Irish Pub: October 2, 6:30PM Cost: $140; Kevin Dundon, Master Chef
Flying Fish Cafe: October 8, 6PM Cost: $189; Tim Keating, Chef de Cuisine*
Fulton’s Crab House: October 8, 6:30PM Cost: $100; Mark Boor, Chef
Le Cellier Steakhouse: October 14, 11:30AM Cost: $109; Al Youngman, Chef de Cuisine
The Hollywood Brown Derby: October 16, 6PM Cost: $189; Craig Schleider, Chef de Cuisine
Yachtsman Steakhouse: October 16, 5:30PM Cost: $199; Daniel Sicilia, Chef
Flying Fish Cafe: October 22, 6PM Cost: $189; Tim Keating, Chef de Cuisine*
California Grill: October 23, 6:30PM Cost: $279; Brian Piasecki, Chef de Cuisine
Jiko – The Cooking Place: October 23, 6PM Cost: $199; Jon O’Brien, Chef
Victoria & Albert’s: October 24, 6:30PM Cost: $549; Scott Hunnel, Chef de Cuisine
The Wave…of American Flavors: October 30, 6:30PM Cost: $159; Frank Brough, Chef de Cuisine
Flying Fish Cafe: October 30, 6PM Cost: $189; Tim Keating, Chef de Cuisine*
Flying Fish Cafe: November 5, 6PM Cost: $189; Tim Keating, Chef de Cuisine*
Portobello Country Italian Trattoria: November 6, 6:30PM Cost: $100; Tony Mantuano, Executive Chef
Narcoossee’s: November 8, 12PM Cost: $149; Dennis Thompson, Chef de Cuisine

*Please Note: For all Events at Flying Fish Cafe, Seating is Limited to Just 32 Guests for Each of These Events, and Prices and menus will be available 3 weeks before each event and reminders will be sent out.
Flying Fish Cafe, Chef’s Cooking Demo paired with Tequila & Mescal, Saturday, September 27, 2014, Ron Cooper, Founder, Del Maguey “Single Village Mezcal” — 12:45 pm Reception – 1:00 pm Lunch
Flying Fish Cafe, Moet & Chandon, Wednesday, October 8, 2014, Kate Hoof and William Hyatt, Moët & Hennessy — 6 pm Reception – 6:15 pm Dinner
Flying Fish Cafe, Gems of France, Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Andy McNamara, Director of Fine Wine / Master Sommelier, Premier Beverage Company, Featuring French Wines — 6 pm Reception – 6:15 pm Dinner
Flying Fish Cafe, Willakenzie Estate, Thursday, October 30, 2014, Ronni Lacroute, Founder and Principal Willakenzie Estate, Oregon — 6 pm Reception – 6:15 pm Dinner
Flying Fish Cafe, Pierre Spar, Wednesday, November 5, 2014, Patrick Aledo, General Manager, Pierre Spar — 6 pm Reception – 6:15 pm Dinner

Shake and Indulge Like the French Featuring Grand Marnier

Learn how to make sumptuous cocktails and desserts and taste different varieties of this famous orange Cognac. After a welcoming Grand Kappa Sour cocktail, hone your mixology skills. Learn how to prepare 3 cocktails featuring Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach, and Grand Marnier Titanium. This seminar showcases the talents of a Grand Marnier cocktail master. Indulge in desserts made with Valrhona chocolate courtesy of the pastry chefs at Monsieur Paul. Check out our review of last year’s event here!

When: Select Saturdays, 2:30-4PM
Where: Monsieur Paul, France pavilion
Pricing: $55 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Cheese Seminars

Seminars about CHEESE! Who could resist? Check out cheeses from different locales and savor info from the experts. Cheese will be paired with wines and/or beers. Read about our experience with this seminar here!

Cheese at Food and Wine Festival Cheese Seminar

When: 10-11:30AM
Where: Festival Welcome Center, Chef’s Showcase
Pricing: $79 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot Admission required.

September 20: Max McCalman, English Cheeses and American Wines
September 27: Max McCalman, United States Cheeses and Craft Beers
October 4: Erin Hedley, France Cheeses and Wines
October 18: Max McCalman, Spanish Cheeses and Wines
October 25: David Gremmels, United States Cheeses and Wines
November 1: Max McCalman, Italian Cheeses and Wines
November 8: Max McCalman, A Taste of Europe, Cheeses and Wines

Food & Wine Pairings

<– Spice Road Table is New for 2014!
Learn about particular wine growing regions while sampling three beverages and three tasting-sized portions of menu items from Epcot’s ethnic restaurants. Featured wines and tastings will change daily.

Sushi at Tokyo Dining Food and Beverage Pairing

These food and wine pairing dinners are popular events and often sell out quickly. Read about our experience at the Morocco Food and Wine Pairing Dinner in 2009.

When: Tuesdays 3:30-5PM; Wednesdays 1-3PM, and Thursdays 3:30-4:45PM
Where: Tokyo Dining, Japan Pavilion; Spice Road Table and Restaurant Marrakesh, Morocco Pavilion
Pricing: $55/person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required

Tuesdays: Restaurant Marrakesh
Wednesdays: Spice Road Table <– New for 2014!
Thursdays: Tokyo Dining

French Regional Lunches

A guest favorite returns once again! Have a four course lunch and learn about paired wines throughout the meal from a winery principle. To get more information on a French Regional Lunch (or a “Frunch” to die-hard fans), take a look at this guest review of a French Regional Lunch from 2010.

Monsieur Paul Restaurant in Epcot's France Pavilion

When: Fridays and Sundays, 12-3:30PM
Where: Monsieur Paul, France pavilion
Pricing: $135/person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Date/Region/Presenter/Winery as follows:
September 26: Champagne, Wayne Ballard, Nicolas Feuillate
September 28: Champagne, Wayne Ballard, Nicolas Feuillate
October 3: Côtes du Rhône, Lydia Tremble, J.L. Colombo
October 5: Côtes du Rhône, Lydia Tremble, J.L. Colombo
October 10: Tour de France, Jorge Hernandez, JW Deutsch
October 12: Tour de France, Jorge Hernandez, JW Deutsch
October 17: Bordeaux, Cedric Villars, Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)
October 19: Bordeaux, Cedric Villars, Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)
October 24: Champagne, Wayne Ballard, Nicolas Feuillatte
October 26: Champagne, Wayne Ballard, Nicolas Feuillatte
October 31: Burgundy, Gregory Patriat, Boisset
November 2: Burgundy, Gregory Patriat, Boisset
November 7: Alsace, Patrick Aledo, Pierre Sparr
November 9: Alsace, Patrick Aledo, Pierre Sparr

Italian Food and Beer Pairings

Imported Italian Beers

Head to Italy in Epcot’s World Showcase for a pairing of food and beer at Via Napoli. SEE EPCOT FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL PIZZA AND BEER TASTING 2011 REVIEW HERE.

When: Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30PM
Where: Via Napoli, Italy pavilion
Pricing: $76/person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required

Italian Food and Wine Pairings

An executive chef will be creating southern Italian specialties paired with Italian wines. Here’s a review of the 2011 Italian Dessert and Wine Pairing event.

When: Thursdays, 1:30-3:30PM
Where: Via Napoli, Italy pavilion.
Pricing: $83/person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar

Italian Pairing Lunches

Head to Italy’s Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar for this special luncheon featuring a menu of Italian dishes paired with a variety of regional Italian Wines!

When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 12PM-2:30PM
Where: Tutto Gusto at Tutto Italia Ristorante, Italy Pavilion
Pricing: $94 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Italian White Truffle Lunch

Five course luncheon incorporating white truffles imported directly from Alba, Italy. Enjoy Batasiolo wines from Piedmont paired with each course.

When: November 2, 12-3PM
Where: Tutto Italia Ristorante, Italy pavilion
Pricing: $225/person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Italian Truffle Dinner

<– New for 2014!
A new wine pairing event for 2014! Showcasing a variety of regional Italian wines paired with house-made Italian dishes prepared with imported White Truffles, the dinner will take place at Tutto Italia.

When: October 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 6-9PM
Where: Tutto Italia Ristorante, Italy pavilion
Pricing: $295/person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

The “Hibachi” Experience

New in 2013, this event is back this year! Showcasing six courses with sake pairings, guests will enjoy a memorable and interactive experience as the art of Japanese Teppan cooking is spotlighted. One course will feature Wagyu Beef prepared at your table!

When: September 23, 30, October 7, 14 21, 28, and November 4 from 4:30-6:30PM
Where: Teppan Edo, Nihonbashi Dining Room, Japan pavilion
Pricing: $120 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Rose Margarita, The Opening Cocktail at Tequila Lunch

Mexican Tequila Lunch

The Tequila Lunch debuted in 2011 and returns again 2014. These tastings will complement a selected Mexican regional cuisine, and offer the opportunity to learn more about tequila and spirits. Check out a 2011 Mexico Tequila Lunch guest review here! And our 2012 Mexico Tequila Pairing Lunch review here!

When: Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays 12-1:30PM
Where: La Hacienda de San Angel, Mexico pavilion
Pricing: $75 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. Epcot admission required.

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival — Boot Camp Series

<– New for 2014!
Discover your epicurean side. Replacing the Discovery of Chocolate and Wine School events, the Boot Camp Series is an interactive adventure which invites you to sharpen your skills and discover new ones. Refine your abilities from the worlds of cuisine and libation. Grow your confidence and build your inspiration to tackle epicurean challenges you never thought possible. Join us at Boot Camp and discover your inner Chef. Your experience will be memorable and the revelations will leave you hungry for more!

When: September 21, October 5, 12, 19, and November 2 from 1-3PM
Where: East Hall at World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
Pricing: $119 per person, plus tax, gratuity included (Epcot admission required)

September 21: Andrea Robinson, Master Sommelier presenting Food and Wine Pairings 101
October 5: Erika Davis, Graycliff Chocolatier presenting Chocolate
October 12: Gabrielle Parisi, Carlo’s Bakery presenting Cake Decorating
October 19: Allen Susser, Chef Allen presenting Pickling 101
November 2: TBD

Dining Through the Decades, A Tribute to Walt Disney

<– New for 2014!
A plate of magic, a side of fantasy, paired with a glass of inspiration and wonder. This may not sound like your ordinary meal, but then again Walt Disney was no ordinary man. This evening celebrates the life and creative inspiration of Walt Disney. Discover and sample some of Walt’s favorite meals at interactive cooking stations and pair your dishes with specialty selected wines, each with their own unique Disney connection. This isn’t just dinner, its dining happily ever after!

When: October 24 from 7:30-10PM
Where: East Hall at World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
Pricing: General Admission: $99 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Reserved Seating: $119 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required for both options.

Experience Puerto Rico – The All Star Island

<– New for 2014!
From pristine beaches to majestic mountain peaks blanketed in lush tropical forests; discover Puerto Rico, a land rich in cultural tradition, enticing cuisine, and world class entertainment. Let the gentle island breeze lead you to tasting stations offering mouth-watering Puerto Rican favorites and hand-crafted cocktails featuring Puerto Rico’s world renowned rum brands. Though the evening will inevitably end, your memories of the Enchanted Island will last a lifetime.
When: Saturday, September 20 from 7:30-10PM
Where: World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
Pricing: General Admission: $99 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required for both options.

Food for Thought

<– New for 2014!
This morning celebrity chef nosh-and-chat cookbook event replaces Kitchen Memories. Celebrated Chefs will share their own appetizing tips and techniques while conversing about their personal stories. Enjoy three unique offerings from the Chef’s own cookbook.

When: Fridays, plus Saturday, October 11 from 10-11:45AM
Where: Festival Welcome Center, Chef’s Showcase
Pricing: $169 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. Epcot admission required for both options.

September 19: Norman Van Aken, Norman’s, Ritz Carlton, Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL
September 26: Robert Irvine, Robert Irvine’s nosh, Bluffton, SC
October 10: Andrew Zimmern, Andrew Zimmern’s Canteen, St. Louis Park, MN
October 11: Jamie Deen, The Lady and Sons, Savannah, GA
October 17: Rick Bayless, Frontera Grill and Topolobampo, Chicago, IL
October 24: Bryan Voltaggio, VOLT Lunchbox/Range Family/Meal Aggio, Frederick, MD
October 31: Cat Cora, Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora, Sentosa Island, Singapore

The DFB Guide to the 2014 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book is available for pre-orders!

The 200-page guide to the 2014 Festival will offer insider tips and advice as well as all of the details you need to know to plan your best Festival visit ever. Pre-order your 2014 edition today, and download the 2013 guide for FREE — immediately!

Your purchase will include several bonus items as well — including a full daily schedule of events at the Festival and a printable World Showcase Booth Menu Checklist to carry with you as you Eat around the World!

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

For more information about the Festival, see our 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Page.