2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Prices and Vegetarian Info Starting to Appear

Great news on the Epcot Food and Wine Festival front!

We’re thrilled to see the Marketplace booth menus (with prices!) being posted on the actual booths! Not all of the menus are posted, yet, but we found a few to share with you today! Here’s an example of what the menus look like when they’re posted on the booths.

2011 Hawaii booth menu

Hawaii World Showcase Booth Menu 2011

These menus fill in the gaps about prices for the booth items, what’s vegetarian, and what items you’ll be able to purchase with snack credits this year! Now, you’ll know how much to budget for sipping and eating around World Showcase.

Updated Booth Menus with 2011 Pricing

The following booth menus have been posted in the World Showcase so far this year. Click on the links to see the full menu with pricing, vegetarian items, and snack credit listings.

Australia
Cheese
Hawaii
Ireland
Mexico
Poland
Scandinavia
South Korea

To see all of the marketplace booths being offered at this year’s festival, go to our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booths and Menus Page.

Watch for more updates this week as we track down the latest Food and Wine news, and see our 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival pages for all of the details and latest news!

2011 Wine and Dine Half-Marathon Finish Line Party Brochure and Map!

Jut a couple of weeks until the Epcot Food and Wine Festival begins, and that means that those of us who have been training for the Wine & Dine Half-Marathon and Half-Marathon Relay get to anticipate the Finish Line Party!!

After running the 2011 Wine and Dine Half-Marathon, it’s time for fun at the Finish Line Party, featuring Epcot attractions and food kiosks from the 2011 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! The party will be held on Saturday, October 1, from 10:30 p.m.- 3:00 a.m.

runDisney recently published the the 2011 Finish Line Party brochure, which offers all of the details on attractions, refreshments, events, and more! (Did someone say Rose & Crown Pub??!??!?!?!)

Click the images below to see larger versions of the Wine & Dine Half-Marathon brochure and map!

Brochure and Map - click image for larger version

Finish Line Party Map - click image for larger version

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Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menu Item Videos!

Thanks to Stitch Kingdom for tipping me off to some very cool news for my fellow Epcot Food & Wine Festival fans! This year, Disney’s created videos giving sneak peeks of seven of the World Showcase booth menu items — including two brand new-to-the-festival items!

Check out full World Showcase Booth Menus and pictures of many of the World Showcase Food Items on our World Showcase Booths Index Page!

Strawberry Martini

This item hails from the Poland Booth. Check out the rest of the Poland Booth Menu items here!

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

This is a brand new dish at the festival, and you’ll find it at the new Caribbean Booth! See the rest of the Caribbean Booth Menu items here as well as a picture of the new Caribbean booth that was just constructed in [Read more…]

First Look: New Epcot Food and Wine Festival World Showcase Booths Are Up

The International Marketplace booths are being installed around World Showcase for the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

We’re adding the new booth photos to our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus pages as we get photos of them, so feel free to check them out while you’re planning your culinary trip around the World Showcase!

This Year’s New World Showcase Booths

Portugal

The Portugal booth is the place to go for calamari this year; and don’t forget that there will be a wine bar right next door to this booth!

I love the tiled sign!

2011 Portugal Booth

Hawaii

Aloha! No plans to see Aulani any time soon? Then stop by the Hawaii booth in Epcot for Tuna Poke! Note the thatched roof and lava-rock walls on [Read more…]

More 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Pins

Commemorate your visit to the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival with exclusive merchandise! Take a look at these adorable pins which will be sold at the festival. Warning: Pin collecting and trading can be addictive!

Mickey and Pluto love the Morocco marketplace! This pin will be sold to Annual Passholders (must show ID).

Mickey in Morocco

Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy share a meal at the Festival in this fun boxed set.

Sharing a meal at the Food and Wine Festival

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2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booking Starts Today!

Epcot Food and Wine Festival bookings begin today, August 16th, at 7am EST, and believe me — with the new events being introduced this year, it’s worth it to plan ahead! All events can be booked by calling 407-WDW-FEST. Low-cost seminars and demos, Party for the Senses, and 3D Disney’s Dessert Discovery can be booked online.* See links below.

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Check out the list of Special and Signature Events like Italy’s new pizza and beer tastings, the new Discovery of Chocolate Seminars, and the popular, celebrity-chef-studded Signature Dining Events. If you’re booking Party for the Senses or 3D Disney’s Dessert Discovery, you can book online here: Party for the Senses, Disney’s Dessert Discovery events.

If budget-friendly is more your speed, the low-cost seminars and demos are the thing to choose. Consider one of the [Read more…]

The “DFB Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival” Grand Launch!

We’re thrilled to announce the grand launch of the DFB Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival e-Book! And, honestly, it’s not so “mini.” With over 125 pages and multiple bonus items, it’s pretty substantial!

In honor of our grand launch, we have a discount option for DFB readers (as always!). You can get the new mini-guide for $2 off the regular purchase price for the next 7 days — just use code CHEF at the check-out! And don’t forget to keep your transaction number — it may provide a discount on upcoming Disney Food Blog products!

The DFB Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book

The DFB Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book is the second in a new series of mini-guides being published on your favorite Disney food topics. We couldn’t fit this level of detailed information into our overview book, The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, so this mini-guide series covers specific topics in great detail!

And with the Epcot Food & Wine festival rapidly approaching, we’ve got all the info you need now! Booking for festival events opens tomorrow, so now is the perfect time to make use of our exclusive daily schedule of events. It’s a quick, easy way to decide what seminars, demos, and signature events you [Read more…]

2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Culinary and Beverage Demo Info FINALLY Available

Check out the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival culinary demos here, and the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival wine and beverage seminars here.

The 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Mixology seminars are listed here.

Start planning! :-)

For comprehensive information on the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, see our fully-updated index page!

Epcot Food & Wine Festival Discounts and Early Booking Date Announced

8/11 UPDATE: DVC Members have been added to the list of folks receiving the discount and early booking option.

We just heard the news that both Tables in Wonderland members, Disney Vacation Club members, and Disney World Annual Passholders will be able to book 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival low-cost seminars and demonstrations taking place Monday-Thursday during the festival for a discounted rate.

More big news? Those same groups will be able to book those events four days earlier than other guests! Tables in Wonderland members and Annual Passholders are able to book on August 12th at 9am ET for ALL low-cost seminars and demonstrations during the festival. All other guests must wait until the August 16th booking date, when all events open for booking.

Announcement for Tables in Wonderland Members -- click for larger image

From the Disney World Annual Passholder Website:

* Mixology Seminars: A mixologist demonstrates the art of preparing trendy and classic cocktails, then serves you the final product. Cheers! At 6:00 p.m. daily. $10 per Passholder, tax included.

* Culinary Demonstrations: Celebrated chefs and beverage professionals offer helpful tips and tasty samples at these 45-minute culinary demonstrations. At 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily. $9 for standard demonstrations and $11 for celebrity chef demonstrations. Cost is per Passholder, tax included.

* Wine/Beverage Seminars: Meet a featured winery principal or beverage expert, learn helpful tips and sample the selected wines/beverages. At 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily. $8 for standard wine/beverage seminars and $10 prestigious wine seminars. Price is per Passholder, tax included.

To book, call (407) WDW-FEST or (407) 939-3378. Remember, discounted prices listed above are only valid for pre-arrival bookings on Monday-Thursday events.

The only remaining info we need? What the seminars are. Here’s hoping we get that information soon!

For comprehensive information on the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, see our fully-updated index page!

2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Exclusive Pins

Disney’s What’s HapPINing Blog gives us quick mini-look at some of this year’s 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival specialty pins today!

Here’s the exclusive Annual Passholder pin:

Annual Passholder Exclusive Pin

This pin is exclusive for Disney Vacation Club Members: [Read more…]