Epcot Food and Wine Festival: Share Your Favorite World Showcase Booths

For many of us, the main draw at the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival are the World Showcase marketplace booths!

One of the questions I get most often about the Festival is “What booths are your favorite?” As you know, I think it’s pretty important to plan what booths you want to visit the most (there’s only so much money, time, and stomach space, after all), so I thought it would be fun to share my favorites!

Hawaii Booth at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Below are few of my choices for not-to-be-missed booths, and I’d love to hear yours in the comments below!

And don’t forget to check out our full list of Booth Menus to plan your choices! Each booth has its very own page, and we’ve got FOOD PHOTOS of most of the menu items!

Must-Do 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booths

So which booths am I running for as soon as the festival opens? These ones, for sure!

Mexico is offering Crispy Shrimp Tacos again this year (yum!); and that strawberry lime margarita is awesome.

Crispy Shrimp Taco in Mexico

Strawberry Lime Margarita on the Rocks

Argentina features those grilled beef skewers and boniato puree that [Read more…]

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Chefs Behind the Scenes…

Walt Disney World is gearing up for this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival beginning September 28 and running through November 12, 2012.

Let’s take a look at the fun ways that the Disney chefs are preparing courtesy of the Disney Parks Blog.

Cutting up apples…

then making dough.

I’m thinking about Germany’s apple strudel now.

Apfel Strudel featuring Werther’s Original Karamell Sauce and Vanilla Sauce

Here, the chefs are busy [Read more…]

The “Countdown to the Epcot Food & Wine Festival!” Sale

All right, everyone, we have only one month left until the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival begins in Walt Disney World…and it’s time to start celebrating!

We decided the best way to party was to offer brand new discounts and deals on our Disney Dining Guidebooks — making sure everyone’s visit to Walt Disney World is as delicious as possible. So as we count down to the festival, we’re celebrating with a month of savings!

This Week’s Deals

This week, we’ve got two brand new deals for you!

Stay tuned every week as we lead up to the Food and Wine Festival to see what bundles and e-Books go on sale next!

Disney Food Blog Guide Bundle

First up, and most exciting!, our Disney Food Blog Guide Bundle is on sale for the FIRST time ever!

This bundle packs in all of our e-Books, including the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Guide, and this week only you can get $4 off using code SAVINGS.

This Bundle is priced at a huge discount already (over 25% off), offering a great deal to anyone headed to Walt Disney World. But with our extra $4 off this week, you get the best deal we’ve ever offered on the DFB. Find out more about the Disney Food Blog Guide Bundle here!

DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Of course, how could we not kick off a Food and Wine Festival countdown month without adding an extra special discount on our 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book ?

This already best-selling guide is yours this week for [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: August 26th, 2012

Whew!! Anyone else have over 200 calls to Disney World recorded on their phone like I do from the mad scramble to get Be Our Guest Restaurant Reservations on Monday?

While our week got off to a chaotic start with that craziness, the rest of the week was quiet for Disney food news. For those of you planning to go to Be Our Guest Restaurant in the next few months, be sure to check out the Be Our Guest Restaurant Menus here!

Disney Food News

Here’s your weekly news briefing!

Speaking of the Pin Board, we’ve got more food news (including restaurant closure updates, Turf Club at Saratoga Springs to serve dinner only, and LOTS more) on our Disney Food News Pin Board!

A DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival e-Book Review

Thanks to AllEars.Net and Deb Wills for a great review of our DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! We hope this book is helping lots of folks plan their Food and Wine Festival adventures!

Pick up your copy of the DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival today, and get planning.

Here’s some great advice from the AllEars review:

Now is the time to make plans for Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival, and the best resource in e-book format is the DFB 2012 Mini-Guide to Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

And I agree! ;-) Please click through and read the full review here!

Download your copy of the DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book here!

On to the Round-Up

PopCenturysite.com reveals the recipe for Mom’s Night Out fried chicken served at Everything Pop at the Pop Century Resort.

Walt Disney World for Grown-Ups stops by Seashore Sweets at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort.

AllEars.Net dines at Disney’s Aulani resort in Hawaii.

Studios Central receives an ice cold water to-go from 50’s Prime Time Cafe and stops by Guest Relations to give positive feedback. Have you thanked a Cast Member recently?

Main Street Gazette savors the Asian Noodle Bowl at the Polynesian’s Kona Cafe.

Daveland takes us to a vintage Golden Horseshoe Saloon in Disneyland.

Disney on Wheels stops by Epcot’s Joy of Tea.

DisneyParks tours the Lasseter Family Winery as part of a Disney Cruise Line excursion.

 

 

Epcot Food and Wine Festival News: Free Authentic Taste Seminar List

As we continue our countdown to the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, I wanted to clue you in to the FREE authentic taste seminar list! Take a break from the marketplace booths and take in a complimentary seminar. These are fun, FREE seminars with your Epcot admission!

Authentic Taste Seminars

Each day at the festival, Authentic Taste Seminars are offered four times per day: 12:15, 2:00, 4:00, and 6:00pm. During the festival, guests love to participate in the low or no-cost seminars.

Included with your Epcot admission, these seminars feature authoritative presenters celebrating pure ingredients with an informative history given in a lively 30-minute session.

This year’s presenters include: [Read more…]

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Recipe: Apple Strudel from Germany

We’re definitely counting down to the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival here at DFB! And one of the most anticipated details of the Festival every year are the World Showcase Marketplace Booth menus.

While I love to try all the new menu items, I always enjoy welcoming back old favorites as well; and we work very hard to make sure you know what to expect when you start traversing those kiosks. Check out the full menus as well as some great food photos from the booths this year, here!

German Marketplace at Epcot's Food and Wine Festival

I thought we could have a look in on the uber-popular Germany Booth. They’re changing up the menu very slightly this year with new twists on old menu items. A Roast Bratwurst will be in the Pretzel Roll this year, and I can’t wait to try the new Schinken Nudel (Pasta Gratin with Ham and Cheese) — twist on the long-standing schnitzel!

But today, we are focusing on one of the most popular desserts at the festival — [Read more…]

Best Values at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival: Seminars and Demonstrations

We’re gearing up for the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! Travelers to this 17th annual event will find an abundance of eats and drinks to enjoy at the marketplace booths around World Showcase. But if you want to take advantage of my favorite value of the festival — read on!

Seminars and Demonstrations at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Several times per day during the festival, guests have the opportunity to take part in culinary demonstrations or beverage seminars.

Featuring specialty wineries, beverage companies, or chefs (sometimes celebrity chefs!), the demos provide a walk-through of a recipe creation (plus your very own serving!), or a discussion and tasting of several beverages. Most seminars and demos are held inside the Festival Welcome Center in Epcot’s Future World.

Culinary Demo Ticket for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

But the best part? These only cost around [Read more…]

The “DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival” Grand Launch (and Discount)!

We’re thrilled to announce the grand launch of the DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival e-Book! And, honestly, it’s not so “mini.” With over 160 pages and multiple bonus items, it’s pretty substantial! And just in time to make your plans — booking begins August 14th!

In honor of our grand launch, we have a discount option for DFB readers (as always!). You can get the new mini-guide for $3 off the regular purchase price for the next 7 days — just use code CHEFS at the check-out!

The DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book

The DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book features all the info you need to know before you attend the Food and Wine Festival this year, from what’s NEW this year to touring strategies and a brand new FAQ section.

And with the Epcot Food & Wine festival rapidly approaching, the time is now! Booking for festival events opens August 14th at 7am EST, and our exclusive daily schedule of events is the most efficient way to plan your festival strategy.

With a detailed schedule of seminars and events for every single day of the festival, it’s a quick, easy way to decide what activities events you want to book! Don’t waste time flipping between web pages, PDFs, and websites — just find the date you need and we’ve got it all right there in front of you. Just like that!

As always, we’ve made this mini-guide instantly downloadable for your convenience, and easily installed on your mobile devices. It’s a PDF guide with [Read more…]

2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Culinary Demos and Beverage Seminar Details

We’re excited to finally share the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Culinary and Beverage Seminars and Demonstrations details!

Buddy Valastro at a 2011 Culinary Demonstration

After a long wait (and just in time!), the details on the low-cost seminars and demos that make up the meat of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival are available.

Click through to our Culinary and Beverage Seminars and Demonstrations page to see links to the Culinary, Beverage, and Mixology events.

Seminars and demos are priced between $9-14 this year, and feature chefs and beverage companies that are at the top of their game. Check the details to find your favorites, like Warren Brown, Robert Irvine, Cat Cora, and more!

Booking

Booking will be available for most events on August 14th, 2012, at 7am EST. Guests will be able to book the events online at as well as by phone at 407-WDW-FEST.

Booking for Tables in Wonderland Members, Annual Passholders, and DVC Members will begin August 10th at 8am EST for seminars, demos, and Mixology events only.

Discounted pricing is available Tables in Wonderland members, Annual Passholders, and DVC members at $12/$9. This applies only to [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: August 5, 2012

Enchanted Rose Motif at Be Our Guest

We’ve got a few more sneak peeks at Be Our Guest restaurant! This brand new restaurant will be opening later this year in Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland!

Disney Food News

In the news since our last round-up…

We’ve got more food news (including NEW Citricos Wine Dinners, a new food spot in the New Fantasyland, restaurant closure updates, and LOTS more) on our Disney Food News Pin Board!

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Updates

We’ve been reporting all of the details about the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

DFB Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Coming Soon!

And with the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival rapidly approaching, we’ll have all the info you need to make sure you get the best value from the 2012 festival!

Our DFB Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival e-Book is coming soon!

Special Features
Of course, we’ve included a few bonus items for you! Let’s take a look at a few of them…

  • A full, daily schedule of events for every day of the festival
  • Brand new World Showcase booth crawls for this year’s menus
  • Food and Wine Festival customized Touring Strategies for visiting [Read more…]