News! Dates, Menus Announced for the 2016 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

We have more exciting news for you today about upcoming Fall events in Walt Disney World!

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Logo 2016

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has announced the dates, menus, and seminars for their 7th Annual Food and Wine Classic. Circle Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29, 2016, on your calendars!

The Food and Wine Classic also coincides with the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival. And once again, the Food and Wine Classic will include both Seminars and The Causeway.

The Beer Garden, which was first introduced in 2014, is also returning, and will offer a wide range of beers from all over the world as well as local brews!

Guests can also enjoy more than 40 tasting stations featuring dishes from the resort’s 17 restaurants and lounges as well as more than 30 wineries on the CausewaySeminars offer an immersive educational opportunity, as participants delve deeper into the crafting of beverages, food and beverage pairing, and cooking demos. Let’s take a closer look at both!

The Beer Garden

The Beer Garden

Once again, there’s a little something for everyone, so let’s take a look at returning favorites as well as what’s new on the 2016 Causeway!

The Beer Garden

To eat:

  • Jager Schnitzel – Pan Fried Pork Cutlet, Wild Mushrooms, Sour Cream, Fresh Lemon
  • Pretzel Bites with Country Ham – Cheddar Cheese & Ham Stuffed Pretzel Bites, Honey-Dijon Dipping Sauce
  • Nürnberger – Seasoned Pork Beef Sausage, House Made Sauerkraut, Braised Red Cabbage, Selection of Mustards
Weiner Schnitzel

Schnitzel from the 2015 Food and Wine Classic

Guest will also enjoy beers from these craft brewers in the Beer Garden.


  • Due South Brewing Company
  • Bell’s Brewery
  • Terrapin
  • Samuel Adams
  • Harpoon Brewery
  • Lagunitas
  • Florida Beer Company
  • Magic Hat Brewing Company
  • Sea Dog Brewing Company
  • Duvel


  • Breckenridge Brewing Company
  • Merchant du Vin
  • Highland Brewing Company
  • Lagunitas
  • Florida Beer Company
  • Magic Hat Brewing Company
  • Sea Dog Brewing Company
  • Duvel

Please note: The Beer Garden is only available as an add-on to your Causeway ticket, and is not available for separate purchase.

Causeway Eats

Beef and More

  • Salt Roasted Prime New York Strip Loin, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Sauce Bordelaise — Shula’s Friday and Saturday
  • Hand Crafted Bacon, Sweet Corn Puree, Fried Brussel Sprouts, Compressed Heirloom Apple — Cib’s Smoke Shop, Friday
  • Smoked Beef Brisket, White Cheddar Beignet, Concord Grape, Smoked Bacon Remoulade — Cib’s Smoke Shop, Saturday
  • Thai Chicken Salad, Organic Greens, Green Papaya, Tamarind – Ginger Dressing — Fresh Mediterranean Market, Friday
  • Southwest Steak Salad, Local Lettuces, Black Beans, Roasted Corn, Smoked-Jalapeno Dressing — by Fresh Mediterranean Market, Saturday
  • Buffalo Chicken Wings, Pickled Celery, Petite Carrots, Blue Cheese Fondue — by Cabana Bar and Beach Club, Friday and Saturday
  • Belle & Evans Chicken Yakitori, Mushroom Tsunomo, Miso Crackling — by Cabana Bar and Beach Club, Saturday
  • American Wagyu Beef Slider, Avocado – Bacon Aioli, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Toasted Brioche — by The Fountain, Friday
  • Southern Pulled Pork, Apple – Fennel Slaw, Smoked-Tomato BBQ Sauce, Pullman Bun — by The Fountain, Saturday
  • Taqueria – Pork Carnitas, Organic Vegetables, Cheddar Cheese, Pico de Gallo, Assorted Hot Sauces — by Picabu, Friday
  • Taqueria – Authentic Shredded Chicken Tacos, Cotija Cheese, Purple Cabbage, Creamy Tomatillo Dressing, Cilantro, Diced Onions — by Picabu, Saturday
Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Beef and More Selections

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Beef and More Selections


  • Spinach & Potato Agnolotti, Pork – Tomato Cream, Grilled Radicchio, Ricotta Salata — Il Mulino, Friday
  • “Arancini” Braised Osso Buco, Carnaroli Rissotto, Sauce Fra Diavolo — Il Mulino, Saturday
Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Pasta Selections

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Pasta Selections

Fish and Seafood

  • Shrimp Cocktail Steamroller — bluezoo, Saturday
  • Seared George’s Bank Sea Scallop, Creamy Risotto, Chorizo², Port Poached Mission Figs — bluezoo, Friday
  • Seared Striped Bass, Fall Artichokes, Nicoise Olives, Spanish Caper Emulsion — Garden Grove, Friday
  • Fish ‘n’ Chips: Beer Battered Sustainable Bass, Sarson’s Malt Vinegar Chips, Tartar Foam — Garden Grove, Saturday
Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Fish and Seafood Selections

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Fish and Seafood Selections


  • Jalapeno Roll – Spicy Tuna, Yellowtail, Jalapeno — Kimonos, Friday
  • Dragon Roll – Crispy Shrimp, Tuna, Avocado, Japanese Mayonnaise — Kimonos, Saturday

Pastry and Desserts

  • Friday: The all chocolate choux, Lime pistachio dome – pistachio daquoise, Carrot cake – pineapple comfit, cream cheese panacotta, Strawberry vanilla sundae, lemon madeleine, caramelized almonds, whipped cream
  • Saturday: Caramel sea salt éclair, vanilla whipped cream and comfit ginger pears,
    Chocolate fondant, orange pate de fruit milk chocolate crémeux, orange cream, Lemon meringue cup, lemon gelee and frangipan, Chocolate cake and vanilla sundae, caramelized banana, peanuts and whipped cream


Other Beverages

There will be no shortage of Wine, Beer, and Sake at the event. Wines will be available from the following areas:

  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • California
  • Chile
  • Argentina
  • France
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Australia

Sample the following Beer and Sake:

  • Bell’s Brewery
  • Breckenridge Brewery
  • Cigar City Brewing Company
  • Duvel
  • Florida Beer Company
  • Founders Brewing Company
  • Funky Buddha Brewery
  • Crooked Can Brewing Company
  • Due South Brewing Company
  • Harpoon Brewery
  • Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Leinenkugel’s
  • Magic Hat Brewing Company
  • Merchant du Vin
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • Sea Dog Brewing Company
  • Six Point Brewery
  • Swamp Head Brewery
  • Highland Brewing Company
  • Terrapin Beer Company
  • Samuel Adams
  • Ty Ku Black and Silver Sake

Whew!! That’s a LOT to choose from!

Food and Wine Classic Seminars

Seminars are a fun and delicious way to learn more about some of your favorite food and drink, and this year, two new seminars join the lineup. Here’s the list of Seminars that will be available at this year’s Food and Wine Classic.

Beer & Wine:
Wine Blending
Italian Wines
More than Malbec — NEW!
Base to Bubbles
Beer Please

Craft Cocktails — NEW!
TQU: Tequila University

Pairing Experiences:
Fine Art of Sushi and Sake
The Cheese Course
Pasta Making

Tickets and More

Tickets for one night of the Causeway only are $98.85 per person. One night of the Causeway plus Beer Garden is $122.39 per person.

A La Carte ticket booklets containing 25 tickets will be available for purchase at the event for $50. These tickets are perfect for those with a lighter appetite or for underage guests. Offerings range from two to six tickets per item.

To book Seminar tickets or purchase Causeway Tickets, visit the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic website.

To book a package, including hotel stay and tickets to Food and Wine Classic offerings, contact the Swan and Dolphin at 888-828-8850.

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Will you be attending the 2016 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic? Leave a comment and tell us what you’re looking forward to the most!


  1. scott says

    I really hope they have that little carnival like area like 2015 with the mac n cheese and popcorn etc near the shulas booth. Also glad they didnt raise the price again. Cant wait.

  2. Frank says

    We’re booked!!! Can’t wait. THE Event of the year. Been to all before.
    Only suggestion is to bring back the Jersey Boys…. Missed them in ’15.
    Not the same w/o them.

  3. Jenn says

    For people who have done this before, I have some questions.

    Our 16 year old daughter loves Food and Wine Fest at EPCOT, can she attend the evening with us to try the foods?

    My husband is the only beer drinker. May I enter the Beer Garden with him to keep him company but not drink, or is it only allowed for the people who have purchased the tickets in order to try the beers?

    Thanks in advance!

  4. says

    Jenn — Your daughter can absolutely attend. You may want to consider purchasing a book of a la carte tickets for her though if you don’t think she’ll enjoy enough to justify the ticket price. Also, I believe that you’ll be able to enter the Beer Garden. At last year’s event, they had special wristbands for guests who paid for the Beer Garden add on, so I imagine they would just be monitoring for those if they use the same method in 2016.

  5. Tarantula says

    OK, so let me get this straight… (we have never done this event before, so thank you for the very informative article which I immediately pinned for future reference)

    So we can go to this event for “free” (no charge to get in) and just purchase a booklet of tickets for $50 and then once we have used that we can buy more tickets if we want to? Or if we have had enough we can just hop on over back to Epcot to continue our adventures as normal at the regular F&W festival? Sounds too good to be true!

    On a related note, if it really is as simple and affordable as that, I wish Disney would do something similar for F&W. We generally just get a wristband gift card which I guess is a similar idea. But the all-you-care-to-eat package sounds like an amazing idea to be added to F&W that I’m sure plenty of people would love!!

  6. Rhonda says

    We love this 5 yrs straight
    Go to a seminar that are 50-70$ depending & worth every penny such a great value compared to the beverage seminars in Epcot
    Love that they are in the afternoon then you head to the causeway it’s a must do!!

  7. says

    Tarantula — Yes, that’s basically the gist. You basically have three choices: a wristband for the Causeway, which offers you unlimited tasting and pours from all of the booths; a wristband that includes the Beer Garden add-on, which offers you the booths plus the Beer Garden; or a ticket book with 25 a la carte tickets for $50, which you use at each booth as you see fit (booth items “cost” various numbers of tickets; the range in the past has been 2-6 tickets per item.) I’ve attended the event for the last several years, and I’ve always had a great time. My husband, who doesn’t drink, used the ticket book 2 years ago, and felt like it provided him enough tickets to taste everything he was interested in. Hope this helps!

  8. Caroline says

    Luckily we have booked one of our upcoming trips during these dates! When should I start thinking about buying tickets? Does this event typically sell out?

  9. says

    Caroline — It hasn’t sold out in the past. In fact, I’ve bought my tickets the night of the event before. You can take care of it ahead of time, though. That will give you one less thing to worry about. :-)

  10. Melissa says

    Really excited to be going! First time for Dolphin and Swan Food and Wine Classic. We told our dogs that we were going and would come back fat. The dogs asked, “What’s fat?” We said it’s when you eat too much and get really big. The dogs said,”OMG,OMG,OMG Lets do THAT! Lets get fat!” So, they are on board with this.

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