Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Seminars

The Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic offers eleven educational seminars in 2017. 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!

Riesling, So Sweet & So Dry — NEW!

Discover the broad range of Riesling styles. Known mostly for its highly aromatic and sweet honey flavor profile, we will discuss (and taste!) both dry and sweet variations as well as light to full-bodied alternatives. The versatility of this noble grape allows for pairing with anything from salads to seafood to sweets.

When: Friday October 27, 2017 4:30 p.m.
Price: $50.00 inclusive per person

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

Italian Wines

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 27, 2017 4:30 p.m.
Last: Saturday October 28, 2017 4:30 p.m.
Price:
 $50.00 inclusive per person

Instructor: Kristian LaPlante
Certified Sommelier / Director of Restaurants

More than Malbec

An introduction into the world of Argentenian Wine!

Learn about the history and culture of Mendoza, the largest wine making region in Latin America, while enjoying “World Famous” Malbec’s and other great up and coming varietals. We’ll taste around Mendoza’s 3 sub regions and point out helpful tips for selecting a perfect Argentinian wine for any occasion. You’ll feel you’ve just stepped out of the Andes foothills after this class!

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017 4:30 p.m.
Price: $50.00 inclusive per person

Instructor: Tatiana Rolfson
Certified Sommelier / Catering Sales Manager

Wine Blending

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 27, 2017 4:30 p.m.
Last: 
Saturday October 28, 2017 4:30 p.m.
Price:
 $50.00 inclusive per person

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

Base to Bubbles

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.

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017 4:30 p.m.
Price:
 $50.00 inclusive per person

Instructor: Olivier Zambaux
Certified Sommelier /Assistant Director of Banquets

See the DFB Review of this event here!

Craft Cocktails

Old Fashioned, Whiskey Sour, Gin Fizz, Cosmopolitan; what makes all of these cocktails classics? Break down the components of a great cocktail and learn how to make them at home. Step into our bar and explore the art of craft cocktails.

First:  Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 4:30 p.m.
Last: Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 4:30 p.m.
Price: $50.00 inclusive per person

Instructor: Ariel Bruckner
General Manager, Garden Grove

Instructor: Aaron Simmons
General Manager, Cabana Bar and Beach Club

See the DFB Review of the previous event, Modern Mixology, here!

Beer Please

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 27, 2017 4:30 PM
Price: $50.00 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

Grand Tasting Experience — NEW!

Join us for an ultra-exclusive personal tasting adventure with our Food and Beverage Director, Tony Porcellini, and our Assistant Food and Beverage Director, Luciano Sperduto! Wines and details to come!

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017 2:00 p.m.
Price: $300 inclusive per person

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

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

Fine Art of Sushi and Sake

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.

When: Friday October 27, 2017 4:00 p.m.
Price: $70.oo inclusive per person

Instructor: Chef Robert Ciborowski
Executive Chef

Instructor: Joe O’Donnell, CMP
Associate Director of Event Management

The Cheese Course

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 28, 2017 2:30 p.m.
Price: $70.oo inclusive per person

Instructor: Chef Arnaud Violtat, Executive Sous Chef
Ed DiAntonio, CMP, CPCE/Certified Sommelier, Director of Catering/Event Management

Pasta Making with Chef Cib

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 28, 2017 2:30 p.m.
Price: $70.00 per person

Instructor: Robert Ciborowski
Complex Executive Chef

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!