News! 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Schedule Preliminary Dates

Here we goooooo, Epcot Food and Wine Festival Fans!

Food and Wine Festival Updates

We’ve got the first word on a few Eat to the Beat concert line-up listings ALREADY for 2015!

For those of you who may not know, Eat to the Beat is an Epcot concert series that takes place during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, running this year from September 25-November 16. The series features musical acts from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s each year, and concerts take place throughout most evenings of the Festival.

Since this partial list is preliminary, be sure to stay tuned to the Disney Food Blog for additions and/or changes to the schedule! We will bring you all the latest news first!

Eat to the Beat concerts are performed three times per evening, so you have three chances each night to see your favorites — 5:30PM, 6:45PM, and 8:00PM!

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2015 Eat to the Beat Concert Line Up!

Note that this schedule is subject to change.

October 2-4 – Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas
October 10-11 – 38 Special
October 19-21 – Air Supply

Taking in an Eat to the Beat Concert is a great way to unwind and continue the fun of the Food and Wine Festival into the evening.

All concerts take place in the American Gardens Theater at Epcot’s America Pavilion. Concerts are free — included in the price of your Epcot admission!

Many folks plan [Read more…]

Tip From the DFB Guide: 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Playlist

What’s better than Eating and Drinking Around the World?

2014 Food and Wine Guide 3D

How about enjoying the sounds of some of your favorite musical acts from the 80s and 90s while you’re doing it?

The Eat to the Beat Concert Series showcases great sounds from these decades as you enjoy the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, and the DFB Guide to the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival includes an awesome way to stay entertained while you’re planning for your trip!

Just one of the great extras in the book is this fun list of hits from all of the featured performing acts. In addition to the playlist, the book features a full, day by day schedule of every event at the Festival; touring strategies so you don’t miss a thing no matter how long you’ll be at the Festival; full menus (with hundreds of food photos) for each Marketplace Booth; and more! Pick up your copy today using code CHEFS at the checkout for a discount!

So, whether you’re training for the Tower of Terror 10 Miler — or just a marathon session of tasting your way around World Showcase, download this playlist to get the party started!

2014 Eat to the Beat Playlist

Jo Dee Messina

1. Bring on the Rain – iTunesAmazon

2. Heads Carolina, Tails California — iTunesAmazon

3. Burn – iTunesAmazon

Pointer Sisters

1. I’m So Excited — iTunesAmazon

2. He’s So Shy – iTunesAmazon

3. Jump (For My Love) – iTunesAmazon

The Commodores

1. Easy – Amazon

2. Lady (You Bring Me Up) – Amazon

3. Nightshift – Amazon

Christopher Cross

1. Sailing – iTunesAmazon

2. Ride Like the Wind – iTunesAmazon

3. Best That You Can Do – iTunesAmazon

Hanson

1. MMMBop – iTunesAmazon

2. Where’s the Love – iTunesAmazon

3. I Will Come to You – iTunesAmazon

Air Supply

1. All Out of Love – iTunesAmazon

2. The One That You Love – iTunesAmazon

3. Making Love Out of Nothing – iTunesAmazon

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News! 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concerts Announced

Yay! We have our first official information from the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

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The Eat to the Beat Concert line-up is here…and it’s a great one! Lots of fun returning acts (Boyz II Men, Sister Hazel, Hanson, BBVD, and more); and a few new acts added to the mix! Head over and check out Jo Dee Messina, Fuel, and Los Lonely Boys this year!

Here’s the full list. Don’t forget to check out our 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival page for all the latest details on the festival!

2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Line-Up

Sept 19-21 – Jo Dee Messina
Sept. 22-23 – The Pointer Sisters
Sept. 24-25 – UPDATE! The Commodores [Read more…]

News! 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Schedule

Great news, Epcot Food and Wine Festival Fans!

Food and Wine Festival Updates

We’ve got the latest on a few Eat to the Beat concert line-up listings ALREADY for 2014!

For those who don’t know, Epcot brings in several bands and musicians popular in the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and 00’s each year to entertain Epcot Food and Wine Festival guests in the evenings. Concert-goers can start making festival plans to see their favorite group during the festival, which runs September 19-November 10, 2014.

Since this partial list is preliminary, you’ll want to stay tuned to the Disney Food Blog for additions and/or changes to the schedule!

Eat to the Beat concerts are performed three times per evening, so you have three chances each night to see your favorites — 5:30PM, 6:45PM, and 8:00PM!

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2014 Eat to the Beat Concert Line Up!

Note that this schedule is subject to change.

September 22-23: The Pointer Sisters [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: May 19, 2013

Woo!! We’re starting to get real details about this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

The Brazil Booth Returns for the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

First, we have the full line-up of Eat to the Beat Concerts (new this year — The Go-Go’s, Manhattan Transfer, Spin Doctors, and more!); AND we also know that the Scotland booth will be a new addition to the festival!

Finally, we’ve got details on a few returning Epcot Food and Wine Festival booths, like Brazil!

Here’s more news!

Disney Food News

Here’s the Disney Food News this week…

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 End Zone Food Court Refurbishment at All-Star Sports, the return of ‘Ohana’s sweet and sour dipping sauce at the Polynesian Resort, and Woody’s All-American Roundup at Disneyland’s Big Thunder Ranch.

Reader Finds

If you find a fun new food — or other edible awesomeness — in or from Disney, share a photo with us on facebook or twitter so we can add it to our DFB Reader Finds each Sunday!

This week we’re featuring the iconic Mickey! Like this Mickey Ice Cream Bar antenna topper we got from Stacie via Instagram.

Mickey Ice Cream Bar Antenna Topper!

And Stephanie tweeted “Just tried the chocolate ganache at our hotel! Soo rich and creamy! Thx for the tip, AJ :).” You are welcome!!

Mickey Ganache Tart!

Thanks for sharing these Mickey goodies with us!

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On to the Round-Up!

Mickey Fix celebrates summer with a Disney California Adventure candy and cookie jar.

Cake Wrecks shares some fun sweets with characters from The Lion King, Monsters, Inc., and more!

Studios Central re-visits the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Walt Disney World for Grown Ups reviews Disney’s Magical Star cocktail.

disZine features new Vinylmation including the beloved Orange Bird!

Main Street Gazette leads us to a great cup of Kasbah coffee at the Tangierine Cafe in Epcot.

All Ears features Disney World Publishing Worldwide’s announcement for a diabetes-focused series for children. Hooray Mickey!

Disney Parks Blog highlights Woody’s All-American Roundup at Disneyland.

News! More Eat to the Beat Concerts Announced for the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

As we gear up for this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival, we’ve been keeping an eye on the Eat to the Beat concert line-up. Concert-goers can start making festival plans to see their favorite group during the festival, which runs September 27 – November 11, 2013.

This list is preliminary and is ALWAYS subject to change! :-) Eat to the Beat concerts happen three times per evening, so you have three chances each night to see your favorites — 5:30pm, 6:45pm, and 8:00pm!

2013 Eat to the Beat Concert Line Up!

Note that this schedule is subject to change.

Sep. 27-29: Starship starring Mickey Thomas

Sep. 30-Oct. 1: Go-Go’s NEW!

Oct. 2-4: Air Supply

Oct. 5-6: Sister Hazel

Oct. 7-9: Sugar Ray

Oct. 10-11: Edwin McCain NEW!

Oct. 12-13: The Manhattan Transfer NEW!

Oct. 14-15: Wilson Phillips

Oct. 16-17: Pointer Sisters

Oct. 18-20: Night Ranger

Oct. 21-23: Boyz II Men

Oct. 24-25: Survivor

Oct. 26-27: [Read more…]

Special Event Dates/Prices and Booth Names Now Available for the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

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 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! (With more to come tomorrow!)

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

Event Booking Dates and Details

Bookings will begin for all special events on August 14th, 2012, at 7am.

Booking for Tables in Wonderland members, Annual Passholders, and DVC members begins August 10th for seminars and demos (including Mixology). Discounts ($2) will be offered for these events Monday through Thursday only. Call 407-WDW-FEST or book online for some events.

Special Event Details

From Sweet Sundays to Party for the Senses, Wine Schools to Cheese Seminars, we’ve got ALL the details about the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events here! (Note: we’re expecting low-cost seminar and demo information to come out very soon.)

Start planning your trip now! :-) Click here for dates and prices of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival special events!

World Showcase Booth and Menu Information

We’re expecting this year’s booth menus and more information to be released very soon, so stay tuned to our Epcot Food and Wine Festival page and our Disney Food Blog Newsletter!

BOOTHS THIS YEAR INCLUDE:
Argentina
Australia
Belgium
Brewer’s Collection
Canada
Caribbean
Cheese
China
Craft Beers
Desserts & Champagne
Fife & Drum Tavern
Florida Local
France
Germany
Greece
Hawaii
Hops & Barley
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Mexico
Morocco
New Zealand
Poland
Scandinavia
Singapore
South Africa
South Korea
Terra Vegan

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

Florida Booth
The new Florida Local booth will feature goodies like shrimp ceviche and white corn arepa!

Concept Art for new Florida Booth

White Corn Arepa with Pork, and Corn Salad

Shrimp Ceviche

Terra Booth
The Terra Vegan booth will feature all vegan items — including vegan wine! The full menu will provide Trick’n Chick’n Curry with Basmati Rice, Chili Colorado with House Made Chips and Cashew Cheese, and Chocolate Cake with Passion Fruit Sorbet and [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: May 6, 2012

Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar

Cheers to the new Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar (cheese) and updated Tutto Italia Ristorante (cheese) in Epcot’s Italy pavilion! We got the chance for a sneak peek at the Grand Opening, and it was (cheese) awesome!

Be sure to check out our photo tours and pics of the new menu items! (Did I mention there’s cheese?)

Disney Food News

We’ve got more food news (including Four Special Dining Options on Mother’s Day Sunday May 13 at Disneyland) on our Disney Food News Pin Board, where Disney Food News is updated on a regular basis!

Facebook E-Book Sale Starts Tomorrow!

To thank you for following us over on Facebook, we’re throwing our first ever Facebook e-Book Sale this week!

Starting tomorrow — Monday, May 7th, 2012 — we’ll begin the new e-Book sale on the Disney Food Blog Facebook Page.

Follow us over there for details on the sale AND for a link to our brand new Disney Food Blog Store website!

On To The Round-Up

Walt Disney World for Grown Ups visits the Tea Caddy in Epcot’s United Kingdom.

Little Lion Baked Goods makes Avengers Cake Pops.

AKLResort.com enjoys poolside dining at the Maji Bar while staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Kidani Village.

Running at Disney shares a post-race meal at Epcot’s Rose & Crown.

Main Street Gazette suggests a child-size breakfast option at Sunshine Seasons.

Mouse on the Mind investigates bread service options at Disney restaurants.

AllEars.net’s Steve Barrett found a food-related Hidden Mickey.

a Mouse and a Dream dines at Disneyland’s Plaza Inn!

2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Preview

Since I’m not based in Florida, I asked my great friend and colleague (and Disney World Moms Panelist) Suzannah DiMarzio of ZannaLand, to attend the Tables in Wonderland preview of the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival in my place. She kindly obliged and put together this fantastic review of the evening!

Of course, for all the latest information and breaking news, check out our 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival pages. Take it away, Zanna!

Concept Art for the 2010 Food and Wine Festival Entryway Display at Epcot

On July 8, 2010, I was given the amazing opportunity to be a special reporter for the Disney Food Blog and experience the Tables in Wonderland Food & Wine Festival Sneak Preview. This was the third Tables in Wonderland special event I’ve attended and the experience was, as always, uncompromisingly good. Here is a rundown of the evening’s service, all of which were previews for upcoming dishes at Epcot’s 15th Annual International Food & Wine Festival:

Arrival

The event took place in the retired Wonders of Life pavilion. It had been quite some time since I’d been inside, so it was really cool to see the building still there (though it could really use some pressure washing on the outside!) and most of the inside still intact. Of course it was sad not seeing the big Cranium Command sign, the cool exercise bikes that showed Main Street, USA, on the TV screens as you pedaled, and Body Wars.

We were escorted backstage through an area next to Body Wars at the old Frontiers exhibit (still there for the most part). We ascended in a beautiful, mirrored elevator to the second floor and what used to be the VIP Lounge when Wonders of Life was functioning with a sponsor.

Passed Appetizers

The moment we stepped off the elevator and found our place card with table location on it, we were given our first wine selection: Paul Cheneau “Lady” Blanc de Blanc Cava from Spain. It was a lovely sparkling wine that came in a beautiful bottle.

Soon servers came around with our reception selections: Roasted Corn and Cheese Empanada from the Argentina kiosk;

Corn and Cheese Empanada from Argentina

Lettuce Wraps with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw from the new kid on the block, South Korea; [Read more…]

Epcot Food and Wine Festival News: Taste, Shake, and Indulge — and more!

Disney’s tempting us with new bits of information about the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

It seems there will be another new event series called Taste, Shake, and Indulge, which will include a Grand Marnier Tasting seminar and possibly other events.

They’ve also let us know that July 20th at 7AM EST is when the phones will open for us to book our chosen events!

You can find everything you need to know about the Festival on our 2010 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival page — NEW events for this year are highlighted in red.

Hopefully the full list of events will be released before the July 20th deadline. Guests can call 407/WDW-FEST (939-3378) for information and to make reservations for special events and programs. Festival details should be available at www.disneyworld.com/foodandwine by mid-July and, don’t forget, booking begins at 7:00AM July 20th.