WDW Foodie Fest: Two New Event Dates Announced!

With Disney Food Blog’s second annual WDW Foodie Fest just a month away, I’m excited to announce the dates for two more events during our week-long celebration of Disney food! Check out the schedule of events here!

WDW Foodie Fest

Join the Disney Food Blog team during the first week of the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival as we gather to celebrate Disney food! With several events to choose from, we hope we’ll get to see all of you at least once!

Currently we have four WDW Foodie Fest events scheduled (with one more possibly on the way)! Personally, I can’t wait for the main event on October 2nd at Disney’s Beach Club Resort.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011: WDW Foodie Fest Main Event

We’ll be at our very own private location — Ariel’s in Disney’s Beach Club Resort — from 11am-1pm enjoying the comforts of [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: August 28, 2011

We’re sending prayers and well wishes to those braving the storm on the East Coast! Stay safe, all!

We’re back from Disneyland and have loads of fun reviews for you! From garlic cheese bread to hot link corn dogs to some of the best roasted pigeon we’ve ever tasted — stay tuned for some more great Disneyland food coverage over the next several weeks!

In the meantime, here’s the news…

Latest Disney Food News

  • New restaurants and restaurant revitalization is coming to Main Street, U.S.A., in Disneyland. Watch for the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe and more!
  • Gourmet hot dogs are on the menu at Fairfax Fare in Hollywood Studios.
  • The dates for Disney World Free Dining being offered for 2011-2012 have been changed and new booking codes were released. Check to see if your dates are now listed! (Any bookings under the original codes will be honored. No worries!)
  • New menu items have been unveiled at two Magic Kingdom restaurants –- Cosmic Ray’s and Columbia Harbour House!

Reminder: The DFB Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book Now Available!

Our mini-guide includes over 130 pages of information about this year’s Festival! It’s written as a planning guide for veterans of the festival and those visiting for the first time!

One of our favorite bonus items is a daily schedule to help you plan your most delicious adventures!

You can get your own copy of our new mini-guide here! Remember to use code CHEF for $2 off the regular price! ;-)

Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic Menu Now Available

Have you booked your tickets for the second annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic in Disney World? It’s coming up on October 7-8 — we’ll be there, and hope to see you!

They just released the menu for the event with dozens of stations showcasing eats and sips from the resort’s restaurants. See the full menu here!

On to the Round-Up!

A Snow White Sanctum digs up rare Texas Electric recipe hand-outs featuring Snow White. Thanks to George Taylor at Imaginerding for the heads up!

Walt Disney World For Grown-Ups visits Casey’s Corner!

The Healthy Voyager eats vegan in Epcot.

disZine outlines the latest information about Grand Gatherings ending in January 2012.

Main Street Gazette laments over the simple foodie pleasures that we all delight in at Disney destinations.

Yesterland recounts the Yacht Bar in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland. (It’s gonna take me a while to get all of Yesterland’s great historic material into the round-ups, but I’ll get there… mark my words… .)

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

Donald Duck and his nephews enjoy pasta and apparently [Read more…]

Tips from the Mini-Guide: Food & Wine Festival Customized Touring Strategies

The DFB Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival e-Book is our new guide that will help you get the most out of your visit to the 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival, no matter how many days you get to spend noshing around the World. Don’t forget to use code CHEF at the check-out for your $2 discount!

Booking is now available for seminars, demos, and events at the Food and Wine Festival. Call 407-WDW-FEST to book the events you’d like to experience.

Food and Wine Festival Customized Touring Strategies

No matter how long you get to spend at the festival, we have touring strategies to make the most out of your visit. These include:

One Day Strategy
Two Day Strategy
Visiting With Kids
The Festival on a Budget
Just the New Stuff

And with these strategies, we’ve included our favorite tips and tricks to make sure your visit is smooth sailing! The most important tip? [Read more…]

Tips from the Mini-Guide: Food and Wine Festival Daily Schedule

The DFB Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival e-Book is our new guide to help you navigate the flavors, feasts and fun offered at this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival! (Don’t forget to use code “CHEF” for your $2 discount!)

Find the Info That’s Helpful for YOU

Finding your way around the largest food and wine festival in the world can be daunting. For many people, searching through every event listing is tiring and frustrating, since most of us will only be at the festival for a day or two.

To help cut down on planning time, we’ve broken down every published event into an easy-to-read, day-by-day schedule so that you can quickly find out what is being offered on the day (or hopefully days!) of your visit to Epcot. There’s no need for you to wade through details of events that are happening when you’re not there — use our schedule to review only the information you need to make your Food & Wine Festival visit as magical as possible.

Here’s a sample page to show you what we mean… [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…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: August 14, 2011

We’re jetting off to Disneyland later this week for the D23 Expo, and we’ll be sharing all the updates and details! Follow along here on the Disney Food Blog, on Facebook, and twitter as we bring you news from California!

Latest Disney Food News

DFB Guide and Mini-Guides

We’re eagerly anticipating our brand new Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book — now topping out at over 125 pages — which will be available within the next day or two!

In the meantime, check out our 250-page DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book and our new 85-page Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book! They can both be downloaded to your computer and loaded onto your iPad or smartphone for easy transport and access in the parks!

On to the Round-Up!

WDW for Grown-ups highlights a brand new event at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival — the “Best of Bocuse” dinner!

Disney by Mark shows us a Disneyland automated food service, the StratoSnak, that never happened. Reminds me of my much-desired automat

Gorillas Don’t Blog spots alcohol at the Golden Horseshoe in the Magic Kingdom. Or does he? Take a look!

Main Street Gazette takes us to my one of my favorite breakfast locations — Boma!

WESH.com featured a story by yours truly showcasing our top five new additions to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

Magical Kingdoms shows us how one very creative mom made a Cinderella Coach cake for her daughter’s birthday. Impressive!

Coming Soon! DFB Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Yes it is possible to discover the best of Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival!

In just a few days, you’ll have access to the new DFB Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, which will include over 100 pages of detailed information about the Festival as well as photographs and customized bonus items to help you get the best experience possible.

How do you tour the largest Food and Wine Festival in the world? With some time-tested strategies! First, you’ll need to make a plan that includes the events, demos, and menu items that are most important to you.

In its 16th year, the Festival is renowned for excellent presentations, celebrity chefs, and plenty of food, wine, beer, and mixed drink options, so you’ll want to be sure to get the most out of your time there! After years of Food and Wine Festival experiences, we want to share our tips and tricks with you.

New this year: Kalua Pork Slider from Hawaii Marketplace

The first step in planning is to know what’s happening each day of the Festival. We’ve organized the full schedule of events — everything that’s happening every single day at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival — in this new Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide.

With photos of World Showcase Booths and food, and menus for each booth, you’ll get to decide which menu items your family will enjoy so that you can budget for them before you arrive! And with the location, time, and cost of every event, concert, and seminar at the Festival, you’ll be able to plan a full touring day (or week!) to enhance your Festival fun.

As always, this Mini-Guide includes some great bonus items! Check out [Read more…]

Ramping Up to the 2011 WDW Foodie Fest, October 2-8

We’re gearing up for the 2011 WDW Foodie Fest events, which begin the first week of October — check out our schedule of events here!

WDW Foodie Fest

Isn’t Disney food even better when we share it with friends? We designed the WDW Foodie Fest as a party for Disney Food fans as we celebrate the opening days of the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

Currently there are four events scheduled during WDW Foodie Fest!

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011: WDW Foodie Fest Main Event
Let’s all meet at Ariel’s in Disney’s Beach Club Resort from 11am-1pm.

This FREE event is available to everyone, and is an [Read more…]

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Official Website Taking Shape

The 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival official website is finally starting to take shape!

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You’ll see all of the colors and textures mentioned in our Food and Wine Festival Preview review. But it seems as though the content on the site is still from the 2010 Festival. We’ve been told that the site will be updated fully by [Read more…]