Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Resort has announced a new executive chef to oversee the hotels’ seventeen dining establishments!
The 2018 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic will take place on Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27, 2018.
And this event — which will mark its 9th anniversary this year — is one of my absolute annual favorites!
This two-night fall event coincides with the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival and includes The Causeway (which features more than 90 food and beverage stations with dishes from the resort’s 17 restaurants and lounges as well as more than 30 wineries) and four special food areas — Carnival Corner, Beer Garden, Chinatown, and NEW for 2018, The Pig & Poke — along with Educational Seminars.
And this week, we attended a Preview Event to see what’s in store, and let you know what you’ve just GOT to eat on the Causeway this year at the Classic!
First up, from Cib’s Smokehouse is roasted and smoked Iberico pork, fennel puree, honey caramelized apple, and buttered turnip.
The Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic has become a must-do food event in Orlando over the past few years.
Ticket holders for the event will enjoy the activities on Friday, October 27, and/or Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 5:30PM to 9PM. As in the past, there are several ticket options, which you can find on the event website. The Causeway Ticket provides unlimited access to food and drinks along the Causeway between the two resorts. The Causeway Ticket and Beer Garden ticket allows access to the unlimited Causeway offerings as well as the Beer Garden. There are also a la carte tickets, tickets for seminars, and a Sunday Bubbles Brunch.
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We’re gearing up for one of our favorite weekends of the year — the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic!
The event is in its seventh consecutive year, and promises to be bigger and better than ever. In 2016, the Food and Wine Classic will include 50 food and wine stations, 10 seminars, fun themed areas, and opportunities to meet some of the award-winning chefs who bring their artistry to life in the resort’s 17 restaurants! [Read more…]
We have more exciting news for you today about upcoming Fall events in Walt Disney World!
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has announced the dates, menus, and seminars for their 7th Annual Food and Wine Classic. Circle Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29, 2016, on your calendars!
The Beer Garden, which was first introduced in 2014, is also returning, and will offer a wide range of beers from all over the world as well as local brews!
Guests can also enjoy more than 40 tasting stations featuring dishes from the resort’s 17 restaurants and lounges as well as more than 30 wineries on the Causeway. Seminars offer an immersive educational opportunity, as participants delve deeper into the crafting of beverages, food and beverage pairing, and cooking demos. Let’s take a closer look at both!
While we’ve been focusing on all the excitement that Fall brings for Disney Food Fans, we have another fun event to update you about — the 2015 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic!
The two-night event, back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, will once again take place over Halloween Weekend in 2015. Mark your calendars for Friday, October 30, and Saturday, October 31!
The Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic is made up of two components: Seminars and the Causeway. Seminars center around learning more about food and beverage in a fun, interactive way. For more details on this year’s Food and Wine Classic Seminars, be sure to check out our Food and Wine Classic Seminar Page.
But guests stay and play for the evening on the Causeway!
If you’re new to the Food and Wine Classic, the Causeway is a collection of food and beverage booths set up in the walkway that links the Swan and Dolphin Resorts. Every single restaurant from both the Swan and Dolphin — all nine! — participate, and bring tapas-sized eats to the party. Chef Robert Ciborowski, the executive chef of the Swan and Dolphin Resort, also prepares some dishes in Cib’s Smoke Shop.
In addition, there are tents representing beer and wine from all over the world, offering tasting portions. [Read more…]
Back by popular demand, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin will once again be hosting its popular Food and Wine Classic!
Mark your calendars for Friday and Saturday, October 30 and 31, as the Classic celebrates its sixth year! Once again in 2015, the Food and Wine Classic will take place during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival — offering you two wonderful ways to enjoy the food of Disney!
There’s so much to enjoy at this event. Let’s take a closer look at all it has to offer.
Stroll the beautiful Causeway connecting the Swan and Dolphin as you enjoy tapas-sized plates from the resort’s restaurants.
In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to sample wine and beer from all around the world. The menu is diverse, celebrating the wide array of food that the Swan and Dolphin has to offer.
And there are always a few fun surprises, like Chef Cib’s Smokehouse. Live music plays as evening falls, so bring your dancing shoes. 🙂
Food and Beverage Seminars
It’s almost time! The Fifth Annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic is just around the corner!
This event, which takes place concurrently with the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, is a fantastic evening for food and wine lovers.
This year’s Food and Wine Classic will take place on Friday, October 31 (yep! Halloween!) and Saturday, November 1. The two-day event consists of food and beverage tasting booths set up on the resort’s beautiful causeway each evening. And new for 2014, a Beer Garden experience has been added for even more great food and drink.
Guests can also take part in a number of special food and beverage seminars for an additional fee. Seminars take place at 4:30PM both days, and the Causeway booths are open from 5:30 until 9:00PM on Friday and Saturday.
We’ve enjoyed the event every year since it began, and 2013 was no exception! We thought a look back at last year’s event was the perfect way to get excited about what’s in store for 2014. Let’s head out to the Causeway for a delicious evening.
Whether you’re staying at the Swan and Dolphin or you’re arriving from another location, head to the Promenade that connects the two resorts — that’s where the evening’s festivities will take place. We stopped by the Will Call Booth to pick up tickets.
As far as admission goes, you have options. Purchase an all-access ticket, and it’s an all-you-can-eat-and-drink pass to the booths. If you prefer, you can choose a la carte tickets instead, which are sold in books of 25.
The Check In Table provided us with handy plates and plastic wine glasses.
These would come in handy as we juggled plates and drinks on the Causeway.
Booths line the walkway leading from the Swan to the Dolphin as well as the path directly behind the Swan. There’s a lot to take in!
Hi-Top tables are scattered throughout the middle of the Causeway. You’ll also find large tables with chairs off to the side directly behind the Swan.
At the end of the Causeway closest to the Dolphin, a stage is set up for musical performance. While you sip and stroll, you can listen to live tunes!
In addition to the food and beverage booths, last year’s Classic featured a large [Read more…]
Let’s dig in! We’ve got a hearty portion of Disney Food news to share with you this week. Of course, you’ll want to take a look at the restaurants possibly coming to Disney Springs!!
We also savored the adorable Mickey Kitchen Sink Sundae that can now be found at three Disney World locations.
Finally, Star Wars fans were excited to hear about the debut of the “Feel the Force” VIP Dining event. Click on the links below for more information on this new hard-ticketed event and more food news from Disney!
Disney Food News
- Check out the new Mickey Kitchen Sink Sundae at the Main Street Ice Cream Parlor and Beaches and Cream Restaurant!
- More restaurants are possibly coming to Disney Springs. Find out the big names that are being considered!
- The new Feel the Force Premium VIP Dining Event package includes VIP viewing with snacks of the Celebrity Motorcade and a Star Wars themed dessert party at a VIP fireworks viewing area!
- We sipped an Iced Cappuccino with ice cream and whipped cream at L’Artisan des Glaces in Epcot’s France Pavilion!
- The Patina Restaurant Group is slated to open a new restaurant at Disney Springs!
- Disney Parks and Resorts are showcasing new merchandise and treats in April!
- Disney merchandise continues to showcase beloved characters from the film “Frozen”! We love the cookies and rice krispies treats recently spotted in Walt Disney World.
- Todd English’s bluezoo debuted a new dinner and beverage menu.
- Kouzzina by Cat Cora is closing September 2014 at Disney’s BoardWalk resort in Walt Disney World. Recently, Cat Cora addressed the closing of this restaurant.
Of course, there’s more! Check out all the latest Disney Food News — even the stuff we don’t mention in posts on the blog! — on our Disney Food News Pin Board, including restaurant closures, Wolfgang Puck Dining Event, Citricos Wine Dinner, and more!
DFB Reader Finds
Dole Whips! This week, we’re taking a look at one of our favorite Disney treats.
Shared by DFB Reader Mary: “I knew that Dole Whips were sold at the STL zoo, but this weekend was the first time I bought one there. I had the plain pineapple one while my fiance had pineapple and raspberry swirl. They were so yummy! I can’t wait to get a Dole Whip float on our trip to WDW.”
DFB Reporter James Armstrong spotted fun magnets while at the Dole Plantation in Hawaii.
Thanks for sharing your super finds with us!
The DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book Deal
We’ve got more snacks! The 2014 Edition of The DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book is now available!
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On to the Round-Up!
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Bon Appétit talks to a Disney Cruise Line chef aboard the Disney Magic. Check out how the onboard menus are enhanced for Mediterranean sailings!
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is home to a truly unique and delicious restaurant — Todd English’s bluezoo. With the addition of a new executive chef and updated menus, we suggest stopping by bluezoo real soon!
Since our last visit (and bluezoo review) when Chef Windus was still at the helm, the menus have been updated.
New executive chef, Ryan Ratino, is introducing updated menus for the bluezoo dining room as well as the cocktail and beer options!
Chef Ryan spent two years as chef de cuisine before taking on this new role. Let’s take a peek at the menus!
Focused on seafood and entrees with a fun Southern flair, there are some great new items like the 72 Hour Short Rib. But the classic clam chowder returns, as does the “dancing fish!”
Landlubbers will find some additional choices including english pea ravioli. We always recommend the never-know-what-you’re-gonna-get Chef’s Creation. It’s always been incredible on our experiences here!
And just look at the thirst-quenching adult beverage menu. Bluzoo has always been a pioneer when it comes to mixology, craft beers, and more. A visit to the lounge here will never go unrewarded.
We loved the Smoking White Sangria on our last visit; and, of course, the classic zooberry returns. Also, notice a new drink in honor of Autism Awareness Month that benefits the Princeton House Charter School!
bluezoo is boasting one of the best beer lists [Read more…]