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News! Discounts, Early Booking Dates, Eat to the Beat Dining Packages, and Sneak Peek at Menu Items From the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

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:

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

Be sure to check out our 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Page for updated menus, food photos, and more as the Festival gets closer!

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!

Patagonia
Africa/South Africa
Brazil
Farm Fresh
France
Greece
Hawaii
Hops & Barley
Poland
Puerto Rico
Refreshment Port
Scotland
Terra
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!

Salmon Dish at Patagonia Booth

Salmon Dish at Patagonia Booth

Puerto Rico — Returning This Year!

We’re so glad Puerto Rico is back!!

Puerto Rico Booth

Puerto Rico Booth

We got the chance to try the new Sweet Corn Sorullitos with Mayo Ketchup

Sweet Corn Sorullitos with Mayo Ketchup

Sweet Corn Sorullitos with Mayo Ketchup

…and the Carne Guisada con Arroz Blanco!

Carne Guisada con Arroz Blanco

Carne Guisada con Arroz Blanco

And the Sangriiia Cocktail!

Sangriiia Cocktail

Sangriiia Cocktail

Scotland Booth

The Scotland booth returns in 2014!

Scotland Booth

Scotland Booth

A new menu item debuts this year — the Sea Scallop with Spinach Cheddar Gratin and Crispy Bacon.

Sea Scallop with Spinach Cheddar Gratin and Crispy Bacon

Sea Scallop with Spinach Cheddar Gratin and Crispy Bacon

We’ll also see the return of the vegetarian haggis!

Brazil Booth

We’re so glad to see the Brazil booth return to the festival this year.

Brazil Booth

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!

Pao de Queijo

Pao de Queijo

Farm Fresh

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!

Farm Fresh Marketplace

Farm Fresh Marketplace

Nueske's Pepper Bacon Hash with Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Hollandaise, and Pickled Jalepenos

Nueske’s Pepper Bacon Hash with Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Hollandaise, and Pickled Jalepenos

Terra

The all-vegan booth, Terra, is back this year featuring a “CraB’less CraB Cake” with Pepper Slaw and Cajun Remoulade featuring Gardein.

Terra Marketplace Booth

Terra Marketplace Booth

Crabless Crabcake

Crabless Crabcake

You’ll also find Paperboy Red wine at this booth.

Greece Booth

Greece, of course, is back!

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Greece Booth

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Greece Booth

This time around, they’ve updated the menu with a Vegetarian Moussaka. The dish includes onion, mushroom, and soy.

Vegetarian Moussaka

Vegetarian Moussaka

Inside Veggie Moussaka

Inside Veggie Moussaka

South Africa

Once again, the South Africa Booth joins the line-up!

Africa Booth

Africa Booth

We sampled the Bobotie with Turkey and Mushrooms! Spicy!

South Africa Bobotie with turkey and Mushrooms

South Africa Bobotie with turkey and Mushrooms

Hawaii

Of COURSE Hawaii is back!

Hawaii Booth at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Hawaii Booth at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

This time, we tried the Aulani Sunset!

Aulani Sunset featuring Sammys Beach Bar Rum Hawaii

Aulani Sunset featuring Sammys Beach Bar Rum Hawaii

Hops and Barley

The Hops and Barley booth is a staple at the Festival!

Hops and Barley Booth

Hops and Barley Booth

I couldn’t wait to try the Carrot Cake with Craisins and Cream Cheese Icing!

Carrot Cake with Craisins and Cream Cheese Icing

Carrot Cake with Craisins and Cream Cheese Icing

Refreshment Port

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.

Epcot Refreshment Port

Epcot Refreshment Port

The Cronut! Not loving that this is actually a tiny Cronut hole, but… alas.

Refreshment Port Croissant Doughnut (3)-001

Refreshment Port Croissant Doughnut (3)-001

Dole Whips

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!

Dole Whip Returns to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

Dole Whip Returns to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

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!

Ghirardelli Drinking Chocolate

Ghirardelli 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!

eat-to-the-beat-logo

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.

Standard Disney Dining Plan and Deluxe Disney Dining Plan – 2 table service credits per person for any meal/restaurant

Participating Restaurants
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!

Table Setting for Cheese Seminar

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.

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Culinary Demo with Jacques Torres

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!

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8 Comments

  1. Jordan says:

    Will the Chase Lounge be offering wristbands for reserved seating at Eat to the Beat/Illuminations again?

  2. Paula says:

    In the past WVL and Reserved Seating for PFTS have gotten reserved seating at the Eat to the Beat concert that night. Is that no longer a perk of those bookings?

  3. Brigette says:

    What date does it Start and End. This should be Posted on the Front of the Main Page! Why woud it Not be??

  4. Cate says:

    Where is Ireland?? Isn’t it coming back because it usually is a very popular booth?

  5. AJ says:

    Cate — Ireland will likely be back. They haven’t released the full list yet.

  6. Essie says:

    I’ve never been to this wonderful event, but with it starting earlier in September, I may be able to attend for the first time during my 2015 trip. Wow, the MNSSHP and this; I’m so excited already!

  7. Keith says:

    In order to take advantage of this reservation, they will be taking 2 dining credits, even if you are eating at a 1 credit restaurant?

  8. catherine says:

    All concert packages are 2 credits regardless of which restaurant, or whether the meal is lunch or dinner.

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