Epcot Food and Wine Festival Grape Getaway Prices Drop by $300

Great news for those who have yet to book the Grape Getaway, a brand new four-day exclusive vacation package for Disney-loving foodies!

Yep — the prices have gone down by $300 per person!

To find out more about the event, including the full itinerary, check out our Grape Getaway Page.

For more information on the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, click here!

2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Low-Cost Seminars and Demonstrations Booking Info

Finally! Booking information for the low-cost seminars and demonstrations at the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival are available.

Registration begins Wednesday, August 25, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern for Disney Vacation Club members, Tables in Wonderland members, and Annual Passholders. Discounted prices apply.

Registration begins Friday, August 27, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern for the general public.

Click here to get details on your dates and to register.

For more information about the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, see our Epcot Food and Wine Festival index page.

Thanks to Werner Weiss of Yesterland for the info!

2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Fisherman’s Stew

Disney’s showcasing another menu item from the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival — the Lobster and Scallop Fisherman’s Stew from the Ireland Booth!

Lobster and Scallop Fisherman's Pie

Also on the menu in Ireland this year are:
Kerrygold® Cheese Selection (click here for photo)
Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Baileys Irish Cream Ganache (click here for photo)
Guinness Draught
Bunratty Honey Meade Wine (click here for photo)

Click here to see more 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus and photos!

Thanks to Stitch Kingdom for the heads up!

Disney Food Post Round-Up: August 22, 2010

News you can use:

Swan and Dolphin have released more info about the Food and Wine Classic! Check it out here.

Animal Kingdom Lodge Fan Site offers the results of their recent reader poll: Best Eats at the Mara.

Daveland has some vintage shots of the Golden Horseshoe AND he’s got another Club 33 visit documented. I love when Dave goes to Club 33. He takes the best pictures.

Studios Central reviews Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Fairfax Fare.

Breakfast at Norway's Akershus

Eating Around the World brings her little prince to meet the princesses at Epcot’s Akershus breakfast.

Theme Park Insider shares his thoughts de cuisine from a recent trip to Epcot.

Makin’ Memories Photo Blog takes a look at Columbia Harbour House in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

A World View enjoys the character breakfast at Cape May Cafe in Disney’s Beach Club Resort.

Main Street Gazette taste tests taffy!

The Disney Chick shares the recipe for and makes Artist Point’s Berry Cobbler!

Sweet Starts: Belgian Waffle Preview for 2010 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

The brand new Belgium Booth at the 2010 Epcot Food & Wine Festival will offer freshly baked waffles with berry compote and whipped cream paired with Godiva chocolate iced coffee.

Belgian Waffle From New Belgium Kiosk at F&W Festival

Head over to our Belgium Booth page to see a pic of the Godiva chocolate iced coffee!

The United States pavilion also showcases a delicious new dish this year: a sampling of heirloom tomatoes with Oregon blue cheese, red onions and fresh basil. Click here for photo: [Read more…]

2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival: Touring Strategies

I’ve been contacted by a lot of folks asking what my plan is for touring the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival as well as what the best touring strategies might be for particular situations. I figured that covering it all in a blog post might be helpful to those planning their F&W trips — and for those who don’t need any help, it might still be fun to read!

In this post, we’ll discuss Touring Strategies for Solos and Groups of Adults, Ideas for Touring the Festival as a Family, and AJ’s Picks — basically the stuff I would do if I had a limitless bank account! ;-)

Before we begin, here are the resources you’ll need to know what I’m talking about:
1. Check out the Festival Guide and Map here.
2. Our 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Index Page has links to all of the major areas of the festival, so feel free to peruse and get your bearings.

Here we go!

If You’re Touring the Food and Wine Festival Solo or With a Small Group of Adults…

There’s nothing like touring the incredible Food and Wine Festival with close friends or on a solo expedition! If you’re headed in as an adult(s)-only group, here’s a suggested itinerary for a day at the Festival:

Tokyo, Japan Booth

Rope Drop: Get a Ticket To Ride
Head into Epcot when it opens and jump on a few of your favorite rides while the queues are still manageable. The Food and Wine Festival doesn’t head into full swing until after the World Showcase opens at 11am and none of the special events begin before 10am, so you’ll have some time to get your Future World on before “digging in” to the Festival.

If there isn’t anything you’d like to ride, head over to the Festival Center (usually located in the Wonders of Life Pavilion in Future World) to browse the bookshop, check out the wines for sale, look at the [Read more…]

Spotlight on South Korea

Disney just released this cool Gene Duncan photo of the Lettuce Wraps with Roast Pork and Kimchee Slaw, which you can find at this year’s brand new South Korea booth during the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

South Korea Booth Lettuce Wrap

For more photos of the food available at this year’s festival, check out our individual pages dedicated to the International Marketplace booths around the World Showcase! You can see photos of this year’s menu items from Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Germany, and more!

2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Pins Sneak Peek

Global Disney Pinvestigation has posed a sneak peek at pins that will be available starting October 1st commemorating the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

Just Two of the Many 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Pins

Here are a couple of the limited edition pins, and one will be a passholder exclusive.

To see the official 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival pin, along with other limited release and limited edition pins created for the Festival, head on over to Global Disney Pinvestigation! He also has other sneak peek pin news, including the new Holiday Vinylmation series (I like the candy cane one, but that’s no surprise…).

Click this link for more information about the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

Disney Food Post Round-Up: July 25, 2010

Happy Sunday, everyone! Here’s the latest food news from this week:

And thanks to Global Disney Pinvestigation for writing about our WDW Foodie Fest this week!

We’re starting this week’s Round-Up a little differently! I’m excited to showcase some pics of the upcoming restaurants in Epcot — La Hacienda de San Angel and Via Napoli!

First off, thanks to Eric Walker for this awesome pic of the newly painted Hacienda de San Angel!

Hacienda de San Angel

And thanks to Epcot Explorer for these fantastic photos of the newly revealed Via Napoli!

Via Napoli 1

Via Napoli 2

Via Napoli 3

Hoperatives has a great resource page on beers in Disney World, including varieties and prices and sorted by theme park and resort!

Craft Beer Restaurant Blog has a commentary about the beers on the menu for the 2010 Epcot Food & Wine Festival. Great read!

Mousesavers highlights some incredible deals from restaurant.com — we’re talking discounts on discounts for House of Blues and Swan & Dolphin restaurants! (Thanks to Studios Central for the FYI on restaurant.com!)

Main Street Gazette sampled and reviewed nearly every flavor of Wonderland Tea. Fantastic article!

The Disney Chick makes an old Food and Wine Festival favorite — Beef Bites with Chocolate and Red Wine Sauce!

The Disney Blog shares his review of the new meatball sliders and beer bar at Portobello in Disney World’s Downtown Disney.

Zannaland wonders which Disney candy fits your mood?

The Makin’ Memories Blog shows us Part I of her Tables in Wonderland Great Movie Ride dinner experience!

Studios Central moseys on over to Hoop Dee Doo Revue!

A Taste of Disney makes ‘Ohana Bread Pudding with Bananas Foster Sauce.

Eating (And Drinking) Around the World has a bone to pick with those bartender robots in the Space Mountain exit area!

Disney Parks Blog talks about one of my favorite desserts — Key Lime Pie!

2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Guide

Hey all! I just received the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Guide in the mail (thanks Tables in Wonderland!). The free and low-cost demonstration and seminar titles and subjects are not yet released. But there are some great graphics to check out as well as everything you need to know to start booking your special events tomorrow!

Here’re the front and back covers…

Front and Back of Guide

Click here to see the rest of the Guide!