Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic: Highlights

More food and bev fun at Walt Disney World! The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic returns with seminars, tastings, sweets, and beverages for another year.

2014 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Thumbnail Logo

The Fifth Annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will be held Friday, October 31, and Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 5:30 – 9:00PM at the Swan and Dolphin Resorts in Walt Disney World. The resorts are just a short walk from Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, making this event a convenient add-on to your 2014 Epcot Food and Wine visit.

Let’s take a closer look at all the event has to offer!

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Causeway

Immerse yourself in this culinary festival during an evening stroll of the Crescent Lake Causeway. Food, wine, and beer lovers will find delicious options while listening to live music.

With 17 restaurants and lounges, the Swan and Dolphin resorts have a nationally-recognized culinary team that will be showing off their talents! We’ve attended the event every year since it began, and it’s a delicious way to spend the evening.

The Causeway at the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

The Causeway at the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

Mulitple food and beverage stations will showcase food and drink from Shula’s Steak House, Il Mulino New York Trattoria, and Todd English’s bluezoo, among other great Swan and Dolphin restaurants.

Sip the night away with all of your favorites. And if you love wine, enjoy selections from around the world! Sommeliers will be on hand to answer all of your questions and help you to discover new favorites.

Enjoying an evening on the Causeway as I sample appetizer portions of dishes from some of my favorite restaurants is always a fun time! The Shula’s tasting station is always a popular one, and this year’s Beef Tenderloin promises to draw a crowd.

Beef Tenderloin, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Sauce Bordelaise From Shula's Steakhouse

Beef Tenderloin, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Sauce Bordelaise From Shula’s Steakhouse

Thirsty? There’s no shortage of beverage options, which include Wine, Beer, and Sake. Tasting stations will offer sips from all popular U.S. wine regions as well as celebrated wines from around the world.

Chefs and Beverage experts staff every station and are happy to answer all of your questions.

You’ll also have the chance to meet executive chefs from the Swan and Dolphin Culinary Team. And bluezoo’s Celebrity Chef Todd English will once more be on hand to greet guests and chat about the dishes he’s serving!

Seminars

If you’re interested in a more hands-on learning experience, consider booking

one of the Food and Wine Classic Seminars.

The special add-on events take place at 4:30 on both days of the Food and Wine Classic, and will arm you with the knowledge to pair food and wine like the pro. Learn a little about the history of beverages like beer, wine, and Champagne. We’ve attended Modern Mixology and From Base to Bubbles. Both were informative and we had a great time.

From Base to Bubbles Seminar

From Base to Bubbles Seminar

Whether you are passionate about Wine, Beer, Sake, or Spirits, there’s a Seminar to fit your needs. And if your passion is pairing, check out the Pairing Experience Seminars — new for 2014!

Sushi and Sake
Here’s a full list of the Seminars offered at this year’s Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic.

  • Wine Blending: Take a step-by-step look at the wine making process
  • Italian Wines: Explore the three main wine regions of Italy
  • From Base to Bubbles — see our review here!: Lose yourself in the wonderful world of Champagne
  • Beer Please: Learn about the beer brewing process and experience different styles of beer
  • Modern Mixology — see our review here!: Impress your guests by learning the science behind concocting the perfect cocktail
  • Caipirinha: Learn all about this cocktail from Brazil, and improvise with fun new variations on the classic
  • TQU: Tequila University: Discover everything you ever wanted to know about different styles of tequila
  • Fine Art of Sushi and Sake: Take a trip to Japan as you learn about the art behind Sushi and Sake
  • The Cheese Course: Learn more about the fascinating world of cheese, and pair it with different styles of Port wine
  • Pasta Making (NEW!): Experience making pasta from scratch firsthand with Executive Chef Robert Ciborowski

New For 2014 — The Food and Wine Classic Beer Garden!

Capitalizing on a hot trend, the Food and Wine Classic will debut a Beer Garden this year! Located on Crescent Terrace, this Garden will feature a plethora of beers for you to taste, including local and seasonal favorites!

Beer Garden Food and Wine Classic

In addition, the Swan and Dolphin Chefs will be preparing bar food to enjoy with the various brews! Selections will include the following:

  • Handcrafted German Style Sausages
  • Braised Cabbage
  • Laugen Bread
  • Soft Pretzels
  • Weiner Schnitzel
  • German Style Potato Salad

Be sure to click over to our 2014 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Menus, Wine Tastings and More page to see full details! Please note: there is a an additional charge for the Beer Garden, but tickets for the experience can only be purchased in combination with other ticket options.

Book Your Tickets Now!

Book your stay, causeway tickets, and seminar tickets now before your favorites sell out! Contact the Swan and Dolphin at 888-828-8850! :-)

One Night Room and Event

Includes 1-night room accommodations for 2 adults and 2 causeway event passes at check in to enjoy unlimited food and wine tastings and entertainment offered on the causeway. Seminar tickets and Beer Garden tickets may be added for an additional fee.

For reservations, call 888-828-8850 and ask for the food and wine package associated with Disney Food Blog.

Two Night Room and Event

Includes 2-night room accommodations for 2 adults and 2 causeway event passes for each night at check in to enjoy unlimited food and wine tastings and entertainment offered on the causeway. Seminar tickets and Beer Garden tickets may be added for an additional fee.

For reservations, call 888-828-8850 and ask for the food and wine package associated with Disney Food Blog.

Are you looking forward to the 2014 Fifth Annual Food and Wine Classic at the Swan and Dolphin Resort? Leave a comment and let us know!

Comments

  1. Ann says

    So is this like the party for the senses where you can eat and drink as much as you like? Or are you limited on the amount of time you can visit a station?

  2. notchris says

    I wish I could go this year but it conflicts with Halloweeen. Is anyone dressing up?

    Too much styling on the preview pics on the website. Some of those platings are not happening at the actual event.

    @Ann – You can go either a la carte or ayce. They sell packs of tickets for $2/ticket, but all samples cost multiple tickets so if you think you’ll eat and drink more than 10-12 things, the unlimited wristband is better. Wristbands are $89.45 with optional $18.81 beer garden add-on. You’re only limited by closing time (and the length of the line)

  3. Tom says

    Really enjoyed this event last year…the Beer Garden sounds great! Unfortunately it’s only one weekend a year so we lucked out last year as it was during our F&W week…this year, not the case.

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