It’s here, Guys!
Today we’re bringing you the very latest news about the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
The festival, which stretches to a full two months this year, will run from September 14-November 14 this Fall.
We can’t wait for the beginning of this year’s festival! With so much delicious food to eat and great drinks to try, it’s the highlight of the DFB year!
While we are eagerly awaiting the full lineup of Eat to the Beat Concerts, Menus and Booths, Special Events, and Low Cost Seminars and Demonstrations, the event is now definitely starting to take shape!
There’s some HUGE news to share with you today, so let’s get right to it!
ABC’s ‘The Chew’ Returns to Broadcast from Epcot and Make Appearances
We’ve been wondering, and now we know for sure — the cast of ABC TV’s The Chew is definitely returning for the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
The core cast will tape five shows for broadcast on ABC. Taping dates will be October 5-7. The episodes are scheduled to air the week of October 10-14.
Scheduled to appear are co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, and Daphne Oz. This will be the first appearance for Oz, who didn’t make the trip during last year’s event due to pregnancy.
In addition to the week’s worth of episodes, the cast will also be filming segments throughout Walt Disney World for broadcast during the duration of the Festival.
No word yet on whether any of the show’s hosts will be involved in any special events, like Cooking Demonstrations or Premium Parties. Last year, the cast appeared on stage during one of the Rockin’ Burger Block Parties.
But we’ve got even more great news!
A Chew Booth Returns for the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
In 2015, the festival made history by expanding marketplace booths into Future World for the very first time with The Chew. The team at the popular show created menu items for two booths — Chew Lab and Sustainable Chew. And it looks like this year, they’ll be bringing their innovative ideas to the event once more!
So far, we know that THE CHEW Collective will once again be located in the Next Eats area of Future World. AND — we look forward to trying two new delicious dishes. In addition to return of the Ricotta and Zucchini Ravioli with Rustic Tomato Sauce, we will also enjoy Grilled Beef Skewer with Romaine, Apricots and Feta Cheese and Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Mousse with a Caramel Drizzle.
And Festival exclusive wines return once more and will be available at the booth as well!
We’re just getting started with what promises to be a ton of information coming your way in the next few weeks. Stay tuned to Disney Food Blog for all the latest!
But now, we’d love to hear from you! Are you excited to catch a taping of The Chew during the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival? Leave a comment and tell us what you think!