And while we already told you about some of the tasty sips and bites you could enjoy at this year’s fest when we attended a special preview event a few weeks ago, here’s a look at two of the exclusive events we attended this year!
It’s almost time! Get ready to sip and munch to your heart’s delight: The 2019 Food and Wine Classic at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts is almost here!
We’ve been eagerly awaiting all of the delicious-sounding food and beverages since February when the menus were released, and then once again in April when even more new items were added! Now we’re back with MORE information and more importantly, TASTING NOTES! That’s right, friends, — today we actually SAMPLED many of this year’s new offerings (along with some oldies, but goodies!) during a special preview event!
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic takes place on November 8 and 9 on the Causeway, and with food and drinks from the 17+ restaurants and watering holes of the Swan and Dolphin, the Food & Wine Classic is a festive, delicious, and filling weekend. We love the Classic, and with dozens upon dozens of food and beverage items, entertainment, themed areas, and seminars, you’ll want to be sure you maximize your time.
Here we’ve got three tips for maximizing your visit to the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic!
The 2019 Food & Wine Classic offers ten beverage and food and wine pairing seminars, and these are a great addition to your visit. [Read more…]
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic is turning ten this year, and to celebrate, the Classic is introducing a brand new themed area, complete with new eats and drinks!
Hang 10 will be “a surf party-themed area” serving up (appropriately enough!) seafood! [Read more…]
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.
One of our favorite fall food and wine events is the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic.
The event takes place one weekend during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. This year, you can enjoy this incredible dine around on Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28!
The hallmark of the Food and Wine Classic is the Causeway Event. The grand tasting includes food and wine booths set up along the resort’s picturesque promenade. Guests can visit tents from the resort’s 17 restaurants. In addition, beverage booths serve a dizzying array of beer and wine from around the world! (See the full list of menus here.)
But the event’s true hidden gems are the Seminars that take place every year. Choose from classes that cover beer and wine, spirits, and pairing experiences — even Pasta making! There are ten basic seminars, plus a grand tasting experience to choose from.
And for a limited time, you can take $10 off of ten of the more popular seminars. Just use code SUMMER when you check out!
Will you choose Wine Blending or the Champagne seminar, From Base to Bubbles? How about the Fine Art of Sushi and Sake or Pasta Making? (See our reviews on Mixology and From Base to Bubbles here.) [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
We are so excited to share with you some big news today!
The Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World has announced that it will hold its Fifth Annual Food and Wine Classic this Fall!
Coinciding with the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, the two day event returns with some fan favorites and some brand new experiences!
2014 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Details
Save the dates for Friday, October 31, and Saturday, November 1, 2014. Most of the Seminars will get underway at 4:30 p.m. and the Causeway Booths will be open from 5:30 until 9:00 p.m.
The two-day event will offer opportunities to learn while you play, with informative seminars covering facets of food and wine. Seminars are conducted by experts in each field and last about an hour — giving you plenty of time to join in on the Causeway fun afterwards!
Once the seminars conclude, the booths open and the tasting begins! Wines from all over the world and dishes in appetizer portions are available to sample from each of Swan and Dolphin’s nine restaurants. For the last few years, Celebrity Chef Todd English has also been on hand to interact with guests!
And don’t forget the music! As night falls, you’re treated to live music as you dine under the stars.
Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Seminars
For 2014, guests can choose from ten different seminars. Choose from categories of Beer and Wine, Spirits and Mixology, or Pairing Experiences. The seminars take place on both days of the event. Beverage seminars all begin at 4:30 and last for approximately one hour; Pairing Experiences begin slightly earlier. Prices for the seminars vary.
The popular Pasta-making Seminar, which debuted last year, returns to the Classic this Fall.
Causeway Tasting Booths
Once again, the big ticket will be the Causeway Tasting Booths, which line the promenade between the Swan and Dolphin Resorts. Eat and drink your way up one side and down the other! And new this year, the Classic will introduce a [Read more…]
In just a few short days, we will be headed to the The Fourth Annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic!
This event, which coincides with the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, is a food and wine lover’s dream.
This year’s Food and Wine Classic will take place on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19. The two-day event consists of food and wine tasting booths set up on the resort’s beautiful causeway each evening.
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.
In addition, guests can enjoy a complimentary Cocktail 101 seminar three times during each evening on the Causeway as well as live musical entertainment.
We’ve had the opportunity to attend the event for the last three years, and we’re looking forward to what 2013 holds! To give you an idea of what lies in store for guests of the Food and Wine Classic, let’s take a look at the 2012 event!
When you first arrive, you’ll most likely need to pick up your tickets at the Check-In Table.
Here, staff will check for your reservation, and you’ll receive either your tickets or a wristband, as well as a palate plate and a wine glass.
We had wristbands for the event, which meant that we were free to enjoy unlimited trips to each of the tasting stations. If you prefer a ticketed approach, however, you can purchase books of 25 tickets (most of the booth items require between 2 and 6 tickets).
For this event, tents are lined up the length of the walkway between the Swan and Dolphin Resorts as well as along the walkway behind the Swan. The resorts are located within walking distance of Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Tables of all sizes are covered with brightly colored tablecloths, and offer guests a place to sit and relax while enjoying their food and drink.
In addition to tables with chairs, guests can also take advantage of high tops if they prefer to stand.
It wasn’t too long before the crowd began to swell as guests looked forward to tasting a myriad of dishes.
On Crescent Terrace, guests could also take advantage of [Read more…]