DFB 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 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
Below, you’ll find:
- ALL of the details, prices, and dates for the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events
- DISCOUNTS, early booking dates, prices, and more for the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Seminars and Demonstrations and Special Events
- Updates from the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booths
- Photos of BRAND NEW Epcot Food and Wine Festival menu dishes
- Details on the NEW Eat to the Beat Dinner Packages
- And more!
As always, you can visit our Epcot Food and Wine Festival index page for ALL updates at any time.
2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth and Menu Information
OFFICIAL 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booths:
The following booths have been confirmed as officially returning in 2014. We’ll have more to list for you — and full menus — this week!
Hops & Barley
And More (to be announced this week!)
Remember — stay tuned to our 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus and Booths page and our Disney Food Blog Newsletter for more details and the full list of booths as we get them!
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!
Patagonia Booth — NEW This Year
Featuring flavors from Argentina and Chile, the Patagonia booth debuts at the Festival in 2014. We got the chance to sample the Verlasso Salmon with Quinoa Salad and Arugula Chimi Churri!
Puerto Rico — Returning This Year!
We’re so glad Puerto Rico is back!!
We got the chance to try the new Sweet Corn Sorullitos with Mayo Ketchup…
…and the Carne Guisada con Arroz Blanco!
And the Sangriiia Cocktail!
The Scotland booth returns in 2014!
A new menu item debuts this year — the Sea Scallop with Spinach Cheddar Gratin and Crispy Bacon.
We’ll also see the return of the vegetarian haggis!
We’re so glad to see the Brazil booth return to the festival this year.
While the Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Onions, Avocado, and Cilantro is making back on the menu, we got to try the Pao de Queijo — Brazillian Cheese Bread!
The Farm Fresh booth is a new addition this year, and I was super excited to try the Nueske’s Pepper Bacon Hash with Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Hollandaise, and Pickled Jalepenos!
The all-vegan booth, Terra, is back this year featuring a “CraB’less CraB Cake” with Pepper Slaw and Cajun Remoulade featuring Gardein.
You’ll also find Paperboy Red wine at this booth.
Greece, of course, is back!
This time around, they’ve updated the menu with a Vegetarian Moussaka. The dish includes onion, mushroom, and soy.
Once again, the South Africa Booth joins the line-up!
We sampled the Bobotie with Turkey and Mushrooms! Spicy!
Of COURSE Hawaii is back!
This time, we tried the Aulani Sunset!
Hops and Barley
The Hops and Barley booth is a staple at the Festival!
I couldn’t wait to try the Carrot Cake with Craisins and Cream Cheese Icing!
While the Refreshment Port is open year-round, I love that they’re showcasing one of my favorite menu items this year at the Festival.
The Cronut! Not loving that this is actually a tiny Cronut hole, but… alas.
Dole Whips are back at the Festival this year, and they’re PINEAPPLE! We’ve been assured that the orange version will be replaced with Pineapple this year. Stay tuned for more info!
From Bean to Bar
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!
Eat to the Beat Dinner Packages Introduced!
Because seating for the Eat to the Beat Concert Series is first-come, first-served, Disney is offering a brand new opportunity to guarantee your seat for all your favorite acts this year!
New for 2014, pair your Eat to the Beat Concert experience with lunch or dinner at your favorite Epcot restaurant and enjoy a guaranteed seat for the show!
Eat to the Beat Package Dining Times
- 5:30pm show: Lunch meal times TBD
- 6:45pm show: Dinner meal times TBD
- 8:00pm show: Dinner meal times TBD
Eat to the Beat Dining Package Details
The package includes your choice of an appetizer, entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverage, or 1 full buffet from the chosen restaurant’s menu.
Prices exclude tax and gratuity, and park admission is not included.
Eat to the Beat Dining Packages and the Disney Dining Plan
Guests can use the Disney Dining Plan to pay for the packages.
Many of your favorite Epcot restaurants are participating. See our Eat to the Beat Page for a full list of participating restaurants and package pricing!
We don’t have booking information for these packages, yet, but stay tuned to Disney Food Blog this week for details!
2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Event Booking Dates and Details
Bookings will begin for all special events on July 31st, at 7am ET. ALL booking for VIP events and tickets (e.g. premium levels at the Party for the Senses) must be booked by phone. Booking for some special events will be available at epcotfoodfestival.com.
Holders of the Chase Disney Visa Card can book select Food and Wine 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.
Special Event Details: Times, Chefs, Prices
French and Italian Regional Lunches are BACK! Parisian Breakfasts return! LOTS of new signature meals, including one celebrating Walt Disney himself, debut! Food and Wine Boot Camps begin!
From Sunday Mornings With… to Party for the Senses, Food for Thought Seminars to Cheese Seminars, we’ve got ALL the details about the 2014 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 Early Booking 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 July 25th at 9AM ET for seminars and demonstrations(including Mixology). Note that some guests had luck booking select special events last year during these early booking dates; your mileage may vary. Discounts ($2) will be offered for seminars and demonstrations Monday through Thursday only.
Booking for Chase Disney Visa Cardholders begins on July 29th at 7AM ET. Call 407-WDW-FEST to book.
Booking for all other events, and for the general public, will begin July 31st at 7AM ET. Call 407-WDW-FEST to book. ALL booking for VIP events and tickets (e.g. premium levels at the Party for the Senses) must be booked by phone. Booking for seminars, demos, and some special events will be available at epcotfoodfestival.com.
Wine/Beverage Seminars will take place Daily at 12, 2, and 4PM. They will cost $15.
Culinary Demos will take place Daily at 1, 3, and 5PM. They will cost $15.
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…
Here are a few details we wanted to be sure you knew about!
1.) The Chase Lounge will return to the American Adventure pavilion. This air conditioned hideaway is the perfect place for Chase Visa Cardholders to escape from the heat and the crowds. Treat yourself to complimentary beverages, charge your phone, and take a load off for a while!
2.) Gluten Free marketplace booth items will be noted on the Marketplace Passport this year!
Want More Details About the 2014 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 2014 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book is now available for pre-order!
The best part? By pre-ordering, you automatically get our 2013 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?