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You know your friends at the DFB recommend making Advance Dining Reservations before you depart for your fabulous Walt Disney World vacation — 180 days ahead of time, if you want to be sure to snag your must-have table service reservations.
But what if you’re planning to spend time at Epcot during the International Food and Wine Festival? Do you need ADRs if you’ll be noshing around the World Showcase?
Here we share some thoughts on whether or not you need Advance Dining Reservations during the Festival!
It’s time to think about planning for Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival, and if you’re like a lot of Walt Disney World guests, you’re trying to decide if you want to brave the crowds in order to graze the grub. We get it: Food and Wine isn’t for everyone.
Here is some food for thought about Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival to help you decide if it’s right for you!
1. Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival draws big crowds.
If you love swimming upstream (both ways) in a sea of human beings, we have good news! Food and Wine draws huge crowds to Epcot’s World Showcase (in particular) and the rest of the park. This can create an energetic and festive atmosphere that’s tailor made for those who thrive on being around other like-minded foodies and celebrants.
Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival 2018 kicks off on August 30 and runs through November 12! That’s 75 days of demos, drinks, and delicious eats! And you know the DFB: we’re on pins and needles waiting for food booth info — and menus, menus, menus!
If you want to maximize your fun — and your funds — you’ll want to do some advance planning.
If you’re looking for your other favorite booths, be sure to check out ALL the info and brand new photos on our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Pages.
Click on any booth or country name, to see detailed information, menus, and prices, and you’ll also see our all-new photos from each booth!
Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival Italy Booth has been a mainstay of the Food and Wine Festival since the very beginning, way back in 1996.
This year, we said goodbye to a few dishes, but enthusiastically welcomed some awesome additions to the menu!
New to the Italy Booth this year is the Salsiccia e “Papacelli” Napoletani — a sweet sausage with peppers, served with ciabatta bread.
I really enjoyed this miniature take on an Italian classic, sweet sausage and peppers. And I love that there’s a new sausage kid on the block to join Germany’s Bratwurst and Canada’s Chicken Chipotle Sausage!
A fan favorite — the Ravioli di Formaggio all-Emiliana — returns, and is just as delicious as ever! The large cheese ravioli is smothered in a meaty, creamy, tomato-laced sauce, and is then topped with [Read more…]
As we all gear up for the 2012 Food and Wine Festival, welcome Heather Jones with a fun exploration through last year’s events!
I was so excited to experience the Epcot Food and Wine Festival for the first time. But I was thinking that Disney might be doing the festival a disservice by calling it “Food and Wine,” because there are so many more drink choices than just wine.
Don’t get me wrong I love a nice chilled Chardonnay or a spicy Shiraz. But there’s also a huge variety of beer, cocktails, and sake to be had as well. I guess they can’t call it the “Food and Booze Festival.” That wouldn’t sound very Disney!
Let’s start with some beer, shall we? Our first stop was the brand new Hawaii booth for the Kalua Pork Slider and the Tuna Poke along with a Kona Longboard and a Pipeline beer.
The Pipeline is dark and flavorful porter (I just love a dark beer!) and the Longboard is a tasty, light lager that paired well with the Poke.
Another favorite beer for me was the [Read more…]
Yesterday we became party to a few new menu items that will show up at the new and returning World Showcase Booths at the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
New Menu Items
Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise
Tuna Poke with Seaweed Salad and Lotus Root Chips
Seven Tiki Mai Tai
Caribbean Islands Booth
Ropa Vieja (Braised Beef) with White Rice
Jerk spiced Chicken Drumstick with Mango Salsa
Frozen Dragon Berry Colada
Frozen Rock Coconut Mojito
Calamari Salad with Olives and Smoked Paprika
Portugal Wine Bar
Scandinavia Booth (returning this year)
Swedish Meatballs with Lingon Berries
Xante Sunshine Cocktail made from [Read more…]
It’s not quite time for that other Festival that foodies mark on their calendars ;). While we wait (and wait) for October, there are some other fun exhibits to explore in Walt Disney World!
For the 18th year, Epcot will be hosting the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival from March 2-May 15, 2011, and you can find the festival guide here. Foodies will find some delightful exhibits, which we’ve detailed below.
GoGo on the Go Challenge – Discover more about healthy [Read more…]
Happy Sunday, all! Did you catch the big Disney food news this week? Disney World has announced that Epcot Food & Wine Festival event reservations will open on July 20th, 2010, at 7am! They’ve also mentioned another new event for this year! As always keep up with the latest information on our Epcot Food and Wine Festival page! It’s updated every time a new bit of info is released.
Now, on to the round-up!
Family.com has some adorable Toy Story 3 recipes: Jessie’s Cowgirl Hat Cookies, Woody’s Sheriff Badge Cookies, Mr. Pricklepants Cupcakes, Hamm Cake Pops, and more!! (Special thanks to Between the Pages for the tip on these recipes!)
The Unofficial Wilderness Lodge Tribute Website reviews the controversial Whispering Canyon Cafe.
About.com Theme Parks does a mini-review of Cafe Orleans in Disneyland. (Yum…frites!!)
Main Street Gazette wins best blog post title ever with “Sack of Sugar, Pinch of Mystery.” You’re going to have to click to see what it’s about… 😉
A World View gives some great tips and resources for how to save some cash when it comes to your Disney World dining. This is part of a multi-part series on saving for and on your WDW vacation.
Disney Every Day checks out the Diamond Horseshoe in the Magic Kingdom.
The Disney Blog talks Perry the Platypus and cake!
Shredheads stages a healthy food smackdown between Disney World and Disneyland.
Chip and Co discusses eating gluten-free in Disney World.
Disney Parks Blog covers their favorite quick-service dining in the parks.
And, again, not Disney, but still cool:
Orlando Sentinel has a Butterbeer Report!
Also, Scott Joseph has an awesome Three Broomsticks video!!