Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Seminars

The Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic offers ten educational seminars in 2015. Some of the seminars feature beverages, while others focus on food and wine pairing.

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Read on for descriptions of each seminar and all the details for booking each event!

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Beer Please! Seminar

Does your beer knowledge start with “Bud” and end with “weiser”? Expand your beer horizons with micro brews and craft beers from around the world. Discover the process behind different brews and their impact on the food and beverage industry during the past few years as well as future trends. After completing a lesson on the brewing process, enjoy a personal tasting of the multiple styles of beer and perfect food pairings for any meal.

When: Friday October 30, 2015 4:30 PM
Price: $45.00 inclusive per person

Instructor: Brian Exner
B.A.R. Certified, Certified Sommelier
General Manager, Il Mulino New York Trattoria

Instructor: DJ Robinson
B.A.R. Certified, Certified Sommelier/Assistant Banquet Manager

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Italian Wines Seminar

Take a journey with us through the three main wine regions of Italy. This class will showcase the passion Italians have for their wine and how they are influenced by their food! Experience the history of the wines and how they have evolved to the modern palate without compromising their Italian traditions!

First: Friday October 30, 2015 4:30 p.m.
Last: Saturday October 31, 2015 4:30 p.m.
Price:
 $45.00 inclusive per person

Instructor: Kristian LaPlante
Certified Sommelier / Director of Restaurants

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Modern Mixology Seminar — See the DFB Review Here!

Learn the science behind our mixologists’ methods as we play with aromas, temperature and texture. We apply the same concepts as some of the world’s most innovative chefs – Ferran Adria, Jose Andres, and Thomas Keller – to create our unconventional libations. Impress guests at your next social gathering with these clever cocktail tips!

First: Friday October 30, 2015 4:30 p.m.
Last: Saturday October 31, 2015 4:30 p.m.
Price: $45.00 inclusive per person

Instructor: Lindsay Skillman
B.A.R. Certified, Certified Sommelier / Assistant Director of Restaurants, Boston Sheraton Hotel

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Let’s Make Caipirinhas Seminar

Life is more fun in Brazil! Why you ask?  Learn about the libation behind Carnival, the difference between Cachaca and Rum, and the history of this tropical drink. You might think you have tried a Caipirinha (how the heck do you say that anyways?) in the past, but in this class, you’ll be making the TRUE version with our very own resident Brazilian, Tatiana DeCastro! Once you’ve mastered the traditional cocktail, we’ll add in some special twists so you can impress your friends with your expert cocktail knowledge at your next party (or should we say Carnival!).

When: Saturday October 31, 2015 4:30 p.m.
Price: $45.00 inclusive per person

Instructor: Tatiana DeCastro
Certified Sommelier / Catering Sales Manager

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Wine Blending Seminar

Our certified sommeliers believe there is no better way to truly learn about wine than to taste it! During this hands-on seminar, we will break down the components of barrel samples while discussing the origins of the wine, review the plush varieties of grapes, and take a step-by-step look at the delicate wine making process. The real fun begins with an opportunity to blend your very own meritage! Become more adventurous and knowledgeable about the art of wine and always purchase the right bottle for any occasion.

First: Friday October 30, 2015 4:30 p.m.
Last: 
Saturday October 31, 2015 4:30 p.m.
Price:
 $45.00 inclusive per person

Instructor: Tony Porcellini
Certified Sommelier / Director of Food & Beverage

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Base to Bubbles Seminar — See the DFB Review Here!

Learn the basics of champagne, including the importance of the grapes, land, climate, and viticulture to the process. Be introduced to the five key regions of Champagne and the different champagne styles in all areas of the world. Hone sight, smell and taste as we finish with a blind champagne tasting.

First: Friday October 30, 2015 4:30 p.m.
Last: 
Saturday October 31, 2015 4:30 p.m.
Price:
 $45.00 inclusive per person

Instructor: Olivier Zambaux
Certified Sommelier /Assistant Director of Banquets

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic TQU: Tequila University

Welcome to TQU, Tequila University where we will share the magic of tequila with you through the eyes of our passionate instructor.  Throughout your journey, you will learn about the different styles of tequila, the art of making a margarita and the artisans who have built a culture around their love for crafting the world’s finest Mexican products.

When: Friday October 30, 2015 4:30 p.m.
Price: $45.00 inclusive per person

Instructor: Luciano Sperduto
B.A.R. Certified, Certified Sommelier / Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic The Cheese Course Seminar

Returning this year to the Food & Wine Classic line up!  Experience the complex world and nuances of the many different styles of cheese and how they are a natural match to the rich and varied options of Port wine.

An homage to fromage, this class will offer a unique look at wine and cheese pairing taught by a Frenchman himself!  Chef Arnaud Violtat will partner with Chad Lobner for an ultimate pairing experience!

When: Saturday October 31, 2015 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Price: $60.oo inclusive per person

Instructor: Chef Arnaud Violtat, Complex Executive Sous Chef
Chad Lobner, Assistant Director of Restaurants

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic The Fine Art of Sushi and Sake Seminar

Learn about the ancient art of sushi combined with the masterful brewing of Japanese sake that will take you on short trip to Japan. This course will provide you with the ability to identify quality sushi and further make informed decisions on sake pairing, typical flavor profiles, and the different styles when purchasing sake. KANPAI!

When: Friday October 30, 2015 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Price: $60.oo inclusive per person

Instructors: Chef Robert Ciborowski, Executive Chef
Chad Lobner, Assistant Director of Restaurants

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Pasta-Making with Chef Cib Seminar

This is class is back for it’s second year after rave reviews from the 4th Annual Food & Wine Classic last year!

Experience the art of Pasta Making with Chef Robert Ciborowski, our Executive Chef and culinary mastermind behind the Food & Wine Classic! Interact with key members of our culinary team while assisting with the preparation of 3 different specialty pastas. Learn how to prepare pasta dough from scratch and take this opportunity to acquire Grandma Cib’s family recipe for potato gnocchi.

Enjoy your pasta with a glass of wine from our Chef’s home state of California! Don’t wait to book this class, as space is limited!

When: Saturday, October 31, 2015 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Price: $60.00 per person

BOOKING SEMINARS

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.

Read about the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, happening Sept. 25-Nov. 16, 2015!