If you haven’t previously visited Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin, now is an especially good time to do it!
We know, we know… Back-to-School time is fast approaching (and in some spots, it’s already arrived!). But the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer aren’t quite over just yet, so we’ve still got some summer celebrating to do!
And, hey, the coming of Fall isn’t so bad, anyway. Not when we’ve got our very favorite autumnal event coming to the first stop on our tour in a matter of weeks. That’s why we’re kicking things off at Epcot to see What’s New!
Food & Wine Festival Coming Soon!
The 2016 Epcot Food & Wine Festival will be here before we know it! Sure signs of its return are starting to appear around the park…
… as in, like, literal signs . Even the Miniature Train display in the Germany Pavilion has received its annual decorations!
So, you’ve heard us mention Food Trucks quite a few times here on the DFB, and typically we’re referring to the four Disney Food Trucks most often found at Exposition Park in Downtown Disney’s West Side (though we’ve also had the chance to visit the Truckeria Rolling Taco Truck when it has appeared on occasion).
Well, today we’re visiting four more Food Trucks… but they’re not the ones you’re accustomed to seeing (like Fantasy Fare or Namaste Cafe), nor are they in the place you’re used to hearing them mentioned. Nope… we’re excited to bring you news of the Food Trucks that can currently be found on the weekends at the Causeway of Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resorts!
I say “currently” because — as is pretty common for food trucks of any sort — schedules (as well as locations –what with being mobile and all ) are apt to change. And these food trucks are actually in a testing phase as well. So while we’ll list some info about hours and availability with every truck below, please note that [Read more…]
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…]
Today’s a marshmallow day on DFB, apparently, so it’s time to give you a PEEP (AAAAAA HA HA HA!) at a new event at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin this Easter!
PEEPs for Dayz
From April 16-23, enjoy a PEEPtastic celebration with free PEEPS brand marshmallow samples, PEEPS-inspired menu items, PEEPS décor, and Easter-themed activities.
At check-in, guests will receive PEEPS marshmallow chicks , and the fun continues with special appearances by the Easter Bunny (he’ll give you PEEPS, too!).
Sweet treats will follow with PEEPS-inspired menu items featured at several of the hotel’s restaurants. Look for s’mores made using PEEPS, a PEEPS inspired milkshake, and chocolate-dipped PEEPS!
A favorite for kids — the resort’s annual glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt headlines a full schedule of Easter-themed activities at the hotel, including traditional Easter egg hunts, Easter egg races, a bunny hop relay, arts and crafts, and meet-and-greets with the Easter Bunny.
Need some help with Easter morning? Guests can order [Read more…]
Mother’s Day is fast approaching — May 12, to be exact — and if you haven’t made plans yet, we have some terrific news for you!
The Walt Disney Wold Swan and Dolphin will host a Mother’s Day Brunch to help celebrate all the wonderful things that she does throughout the year.
When: Sunday, May 12, 2013, 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Where: Garden Grove Cafe, Walt Disney World Swan Resort
Cost: $35.99 for Adults, $19.99 for children ages 3-9, children under three eat for free
The buffet-style meal will include [Read more…]
Back by popular demand, The Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World has announced that it will hold its Fourth Annual Food and Wine Classic this Fall!
Coinciding with the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic offers even more great food and drink for Disney fans!
2013 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Details
Mark your calendars for Friday, October 18, and Saturday, October 19, 2013. Seminars begin at 4:30 p.m. and the Causeway is open from 5:30-9:00 p.m.
This year’s event continues the tradition of fun and informative food and beverage seminars that focus on wine, cocktails, sake, and pasta-making. The seminars are conducted by experts in each field and last for approximately one hour.
At 5:30, the Causeway between the Swan and Dolphin comes alive as the staff of the Resort’s award-winning restaurants host tasting booths. In addition, there is live entertainment as you sample and stroll around the beautiful grounds!
Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Seminars
Once again, the event offers eight educational seminars featuring wines, cocktails, and beer. All seminars begin at 4:30pm and last approximately one hour.
And new for this year, the Classic is adding a food seminar! Check out the details for the new Pasta-Making seminar here!
Causeway Tasting Booths
The Causeway between the Swan and Dolphin Resorts will have tons of great offerings again this year! Check out all of the 2013 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic menus, wine tastings, and more, here!
Book Your Tickets Now!
Book your stay, causeway tickets, and seminar tickets now before your favorites sell out! Contact the Swan and Dolphin at 888-828-8850, and ask for the Disney Food Blog rate code on
This two-day event gives you the option to enjoy the all-you-care-to-eat Causeway (review coming soon!), where you can stroll and taste samples from all of your favorite Swan and Dolphin restaurants (and meet some celebrity chefs, too). In addition, seminars are held each day covering a wide range of adult beverages. Interested? DFB has special rate codes for you for this year’s Classic! Check out the details at the end of this post!
Last year, I chose to attend the Modern Mixology Seminar and wanted to share the experience with you today!
Modern Mixology Seminar Atmosphere
This event was led by Lindsay Skillman, mixologist extraordinaire and the General Manager of Cabana Bar and Beach Club at the Swan and Dolphin Resort. (FYI — Lindsay will also be leading several mixology seminars at the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, so be sure to sign up if you can!)
The pamphlet for the seminar gives you a peak into the mad science that we were about to undertake…
We began the experience [Read more…]
Purchase Room and Ticket Packages plus seminars and event tickets at: http://www.swandolphinfoodandwineclassic.com/
Foodie fans of Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival will find more culinary delights at the Second Annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic!
Mark your calendar for October 7-8, 2011.
This year’s beverage seminars include Riesling Rendezvous, Beer, Please!, Spanish Wines, Modern Mixology and Beer, Wine Blending, All Things Sake and Base to Bubbles. Offered each day from 4:30-5:30 p.m. These classes will be taught by certified experts in hour-long sessions.
For those in Orlando this week, Shula’s Steakhouse at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is offering a Brew Dinner, featuring their wonderful steaks and some incredible craft beers (read my Shula’s review here!).
Cost is $85 per person, and reservations can be booked now at 407-934-4155. Full menu and details can be found here.