News! FULL 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus and Booths Announced!

Hooray! We’re happy to share the great news that the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Menus are now available!

See the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus and Start Planning!

As always, we have individual pages created for every single booth, including the menu and food photos of repeat items and even some brand new dishes!

Head over to our 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Menus and Photos page to see the full booth menus!

In the meantime, I’d love to share with you some of the brand new menu items at this year’s festival…

Some new additions to this year’s booths are:

The South Korea Marketplace brings another great option with a really fun addition, the Kimchi Dog with Spicy Mustard Sauce.

Kimchi Dog with Spicy Mustard Sauce and Kimchi

Brand new desserts at the Desserts & Champagne Booth include a Chocolate Orange Cupcake, Hazelnut Chocolate Cheesecake, and [Read more…]

2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booths, Dole Whip, Discounts, Special Events, and More

I had the wonderful opportunity of attending the Epcot Food and Wine Festival preview yesterday evening at Walt Disney World’s Epcot, and I have more new information to share about the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

Below, you’ll find:

As always, you can visit our Epcot Food and Wine Festival index page for ALL updates at any time.

2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth and Menu Information

We’ve got ALL THE CONFIRMED 2013 EPCOT FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL BOOTHS for you today!!

Be sure to check out our 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Page for updated menus, food photos, and more as the Festival gets closer!

The New Zealand Booth is back this year!

OFFICIAL 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booths:
Africa
Argentina
Australia
Belgium
Brazil < -- RETURNING AFTER HIATUS! Brewer’s Collection Canada Cheese China Craft Beers Desserts & Champagne Florida Local France Germany Greece Hawaii Hops & Barley Ireland Italy Japan Mexico Morocco/Mediterranean New Zealand Poland Refreshment Port <-- EXPANDED MENU! Scotland <-- NEW Singapore South Korea Terra Vegan Remember -- stay tuned to our 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus and Booths page and our Disney Food Blog Newsletter for more details!

We have also confirmed that a brand new dessert will be coming to the Australia Booth — a Pavlova with Fresh Driscoll’s Berries and Vanilla Custard. And a new kids’ dessert will pop up at the Desserts and Champagne Booth — a “frozen s’more” smoothie!

New Food Offerings Including a New Dessert for Australia -- Click to Enlarge

News From the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Preview!

We’ve got great news for Disney Dole Whip lovers!!

Dole Whip Debuts at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

Dole Whip Is Coming to the 2013 Food and Wine Festival!

That’s right! It was such a huge hit at the Flower and Garden Festival earlier this year that it’s back by popular demand.

There’s one major change, though — this time around, the Dole Whip will be orange!

And there are plans to serve with a liqueur once more. While the flavor profile isn’t finalized, I can tell you it’s going to be a very delicious addition to the enhanced Food and Wine Festival Menu at the Refreshment Port!

Sneak Peek! New Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menu Item PHOTOS!

I did get the chance to try a couple of the new (and returning) items for this year! Take a look!

Scotland Booth — NEW this year!

The Scotland booth will be debuting at this year’s festival!

We now know the menu, and we are also getting a sneak peek of the [Read more…]

2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Top Tips

The 2013 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will be here before you know it, and we’ve got some AWESOME insider tips for you today so that your visit can be your best one ever!

Mark your calendars for September 27 – November 11, 2013!

If you’d like to be in-the-know, follow along by bookmarking our 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival page here, joining our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Fans facebook page, and subscribing to our Disney Food Blog Newsletter for the latest updates.

The festival has become one of the most popular events at Walt Disney World — and it grows a little more every year. You can take advantage of special events, as well as food and beverage demonstrations throughout the festival. Or you can just stroll through World Showcase and sample food, wine, and other beverages from around the world at the myriad of Food and Wine Festival booths.

To help you make the most of this year’s festival, we’ll take a closer look at our very best tips for making the most of your Epcot Food and Wine Festival Visit!

1. Have a Plan in Place

Over its history, the Food and Wine Festival has continued to grow in scope and popularity. That’s why our top tip is to have a plan in place before you arrive for your visit.

Mushroom Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce at the Canada Food and Wine Booth is Back for 2013!

In the past, we’ve heard from our readers that the best way to be prepared for the marketplace booths is to [Read more…]

Even MORE New 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menu Items

I love that menu items for the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival keep trickling in!

More 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menu Updates

Here are few of the latest that we’ve discovered.

Venison SausageNew Zealand
Lemongrass Chicken CurrySingapore
New England Clam Chowder with a side of TabascoHops & Barley
Braised Short Ribs in Cabernet with Mashed PotatoesFrance

Be sure to check out our 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menu and Booths page for MORE great menu items that you’ll find at this year’s festival!

The New Zealand Booth will Debut Venison Sausage at this year's Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Want More Details About the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival?

We work hard to keep you in the know about everything Food and Wine Festival related! Be sure to join our Disney Food Blog Newsletter for the latest information and details. And keep an eye on our 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Page for updates.

News! The DFB Guide to the 2013 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book is now available for pre-order!

The best part? By pre-ordering, you automatically get our 2012 Food and Wine Festival Guide for FREE, instantly! That means you can start planning NOW for your trip!

Use code prefoodwine at check-out for [Read more…]

News! More 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menu Items and FOOD PHOTOS!

SO exciting! We’ve got several more 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival menu items to share with you today!

Be sure to check out the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menu page for all of the menu items we’ve gathered so far!

MORE Select 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menu Items Announced

Yep — 15 more menu items have been announced for this year’s festival! This is in addition to the several items we showcased last week!

Let’s check them out…

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Scotland Booth

The Scotland Booth is BRAND NEW at the festival this year, and it will feature a Salmon dish in addition to

Scottish Banoffee Tart
This creamy tart is made from banana, toffee, and Glenfiddich Whisky Cream!

Banoffee Tart at the Scotland Booth

Vegetarian Haggis with Neeps and Tatties
7-10-13 UPDATE! The Scotch Egg has been removed from the Scotland menu and replaced with…VEGETARIAN HAGGIS with Neeps and Tatties (Griddled Vegetable Cake with Rutabaga and Mashed Potatoes)!! We don’t currently have a photo of this, but we’ll get one as soon as we can! :-)

Loch Lomond Cocktail
This sharp drink is made with Scotch, Drambuie, and dry Vermouth. It will join other beverages at the Scotland Booth this year.

Loch Lomond at the Scotland Booth

Interestingly, there are some Scots who are [Read more…]

News! Select 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menu Items Announced!

Great news!

We know a few more of the World Showcase booth menu items for the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menu Selections

While we don’t have full menus, yet, we do know a few of the dishes that will be served at the festival this year! Here’s the latest so that you can start your planning! Stay tuned to our 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Page for details when the full menus are announced!

We’ll start with the new and newly returning booths this year…

Scotland Booth — NEW this year!

Seared Scottish Salmon with Cauliflower Puree, Watercress and Malt Vinaigrette

Brazil Booth — Newly RETURNING this year

Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Onions, Avocado, and Cilantro
Cerveharias Kaiser Brewery, Xingu Black Beer
Carnaval Moscato White Sparkling

Brazil Booth

Florida Local Booth

Florida Grass Fed Beef Slider with White Cheddar and Sweet & Hot Pickles
Florida Orange Groves Hurricane Class 5, Florida White Sangria

South Korea Booth

Kimchi Dog with Spicy Mustard Sauce and Kimchi

Epcot Food and Wine Festival South Korea Booth

Terra Booth

The Vegan Vine Red Blend

Cheese Booth

Once Upon a Vine’s [Read more…]

News! 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events, Dates, and Prices; Booking Begins August 13th

Great news! We’ve got another few pieces of the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival puzzle! And we now know that booking for Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events will begin on August 13th at 7am ET! Call 407/WDW-FEST (939-3378).

The big news? French Regional Lunches are coming back this year…and Italian Regional Lunches are continuing! We’ll also see a few new additions to the festival special events docket.

Be sure to check out our 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events page for ALL of the details on these options; and check out our 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival page for all of the latest news and updates on this year’s festival.

New Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events for 2013

Scotland, Land of Food And Drink (Sept. 28), $95 or $115
Spirits Confidential (Nov. 1), $80 or $95
Parisian Breakfast (Saturdays), $37
Hibachi Experience (Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5), $120

We’ll have more details for you about these events on our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events Page as soon as they’re released!

Imported Beers at a Food and Wine Festival Special Event in Italy

Returning Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events for 2013

“3D” Disney’s Dessert Discovery (Oct. 4, 11 and 25), $55 or $90 (sweet seats) — See a review here!
Epcot Wine Schools (Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 3), $135 per person
Culinary Adventures in Signature Dining (more than 25 dinners throughout the festival; prices vary)
Mixology Series: Taste, Shake and Indulge Like the French (Saturdays), $65
Kitchen Memories (Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8), from $110-$170
Cheese Seminars (Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9), $80 — see a review here!

Cheese at Food and Wine Festival Cheese Seminar


Party for the Senses (Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Nov. 2), $145, $180 or $285 — See a review here!
Food & Beverage Pairings (Tuesdays, Thursdays), $55 — See a review here!
Sweet Sundays (Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10), $99
The Discovery of Chocolate (Oct. 13 and 27), $75
Italian Regional Lunches (date and price TBD)
French Regional Lunches (date and price TBD) — See a review here!
Mexican Tequila Lunches (date and price TBD) — See a review here!

There are plenty more where these came from! We’ll have more details for you about these events and MORE on our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events Page as soon as they’re released!

Grilled Scallop with Chile de Arbol Foam and Huitlacoche Mushroom at Food and Wine Festival Tequila Lunch Pairing

2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Low-Cost Seminars and Demonstrations

Don’t forget about our pick BEST VALUE of the festival — the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Low-Cost Seminars and Demonstrations!

Dates and times for these are usually the last pieces of information we get on the festival, but we do know that Culinary Demos ($14), Mixology Seminars ($15), and Beverage Seminars ($14) will again be offered at this year’s festival. Stay tuned for more information on our 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Page!

Chef Cat Cora at a 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Culinary Demonstration

More Epcot Food and Wine Festival Information

2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Index

2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus and FOOD PHOTOS: Coming Soon!

2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Marketplace Booth/Kiosk MENUS and FOOD PHOTOS <–UPDATED with all new photos from 2012!
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Fans Facebook Page
2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events (Updated 6-12)
2013 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Low-Cost/Free Seminars and Activities: Coming Soon!
2013 Eat to the Beat Concert Schedule: Full List Available (5-16 update)
2013 Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend Events
2013 Tower of Terror 10-miler Events
2013 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic: Menus, Booking Info available!
2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Reviews, and 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Reviews
2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival’s Gluten Free Items

News! The DFB Guide to the 2013 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book is now available for pre-order!

The best part? By pre-ordering, you automatically get our 2012 Food and Wine Festival Guide for FREE, instantly! That means you can start planning NOW for your trip!

Use code prefoodwine at check-out for a $3 discount!

2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Details! New Scotland Booth, Eat to the Beat Concerts, Special Events, and More!

YAY! The first details have officially begun trickling out about the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

Be sure to stay tuned to our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Page for all the details. And join our DFB Newsletter to be the first to know about menus, booking dates, and prices!

Today, we’ve got updates on special events, Eat to the Beat Concerts, new and returning booths and menus, and more! Let’s go…

Scotland Booth Debuts; Brazil Booth and Others Return!

We’re excited to report that a new Scotland booth will be debuting at the 2013 Festival (could this have anything to do with Merida? Hmm…).

And I can’t wait to hear about the menu the Brazil booth will offer this time around!

Brazil Booth Sign

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Scotland Booth
Guests can indulge Innis & Gunn® Original Beer and Glenfiddich® Scotch Flight (12, 15 and 18 year), , including the Loch Lomond Cocktail featuring Glenfiddich® 12 year, at the brand new Scotland Marketplace this year! I can’t wait to see what traditional flavors they pair with the drinks.

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Brazil Booth
After a one-year hiatus, the popular Brazil booth makes its return! The Brazil Marketplace returns by popular demand with an exciting new menu following a one-year hiatus.

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Brazil Booth

Here are our pics and review from the 2011 Brazil Booth; and though Disney says the menu will be totally new, I’m hoping they bring back the frozen Caipirinha!

LeBlon Frozen Caipirinha at the Brazil Booth in 2011

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Hawai’i Booth
Once again, the fan-favorite Hawai’i booth makes its return with a similar menu to the past two years. You’ll find the Kalua Pork Slider again this year (get the recipe here to make at home!) along with the Seven Tiki Mai Tai. Perfect for relaxing on vacation…

Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise at the Hawai'i Booth

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Terra Booth
Returning for its second year, the Terra Booth will offer vegan goodies for Epcot guests. Check out pics and reviews from last year’s booth here — the Trick’n Chicken Curry will return in 2013.

Trick’n Chick’n Curry with Basmati Rice featuring Gardein Chick’n Breast at the Terra Booth

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Florida Local Booth
Also returning for a second year, the Florida Local Booth gives Disney visitors a taste from local Florida farms! Here are our reviews and photos from last year’s Florida Local Booth!

Florida Fresh Booth will return to the 2013 Festival

Eat to the Beat Concerts

Brand new bands will debut this year at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concerts! Check out all of the confirmed 2013 Eat to the Beat Concert Dates here!

New to the festival this year are the Go-Go’s (Sept. 30-Oct. 1), Edwin McCain (Oct. 10-11), The Manhattan Transfer (Oct. 12-13), Spin Doctors (Oct. 31-Nov. 1), and Christopher Cross (Nov. 2-3)!

The Spin Doctors debut at this year's Eat to the Beat Concerts!

Celebrity Chefs are Back

Don’t forget to plan time to see your favorites this year! Returning and debuting are Chefs Warren Brown, Paula DaSilva, Gale Gand, Jamie Deen, Robert Irvine, Dean Max, Rock Harper, [Read more…]