This year’s events include fan favorites like Party for the Senses and the Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! Hands-On Workshops, along with returning favorites like Sunday Brunch with the Chef. [Read more…]
If you’re making plans to attend the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, tomorrow is a BIG day! That’s when general public bookings begin for Seminars, Demonstrations, Eat to the Beat Dining Packages, and Special Events!
The Food and Wine Festival – running from August 30 through November 12, 2018 – features delicious eats and sips at the Marketplace Booths in addition to incredible special events, informative culinary and beverage demonstrations, celebrity chefs, and more! And booking the right Seminar, Demonstration, or Special Event is a big decision to make — which is why we’re going to share a few recommendations to help you plan!
Special Events at the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
The Special Events at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival can be some of the most memorable of your Festival experience…and the most expensive! So it’s important to choose something you’ll really enjoy! These are a few of our must-do Special Events!
We wait all year for the start of it. Yep — the Epcot Food and Wine Festival is underway!
If you haven’t been, be sure to put the event on your Disney Bucket List. At this time of year, Epcot is transformed into a food lover’s paradise. With Festival Marketplace Booths throughout both Future World and World Showcase, the opportunity to Eat Your Way Around the World(s) is even more exciting!
But there are also some choices if you’d like to splurge a little. Party for the Senses draws big crowds every year, as do pairing events and signature dining options at restaurants throughout the resort.
It’s a lot to plan for! So we’d love to offer you advice on a few Dos and Don’ts for navigating the Epcot Food and Wine Festival like a pro. Consider these pointers as you make plans to attend this year’s event. [Read more…]
Happy Sunday! We hope you’re enjoying a fun-filled summer weekend! Now it’s time to sit back, relax, and check out the latest in Disney food news.
The 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival starts on August 31 this year and we have a lot of news this week about the Festival! Check out all the booth menus and food photos here! And don’t forget to order your DFB Guide to the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival e-book.
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- We launched the DFB Guide to the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
- We’re reviewing the Happily Ever After Dessert Party in the Magic Kingdom!
- The Lighthouse Sandwich has been removed from the Columbia Harbour House Menu. 🙁
- Check out the new Mint Julep in Disneyland!
- There’s a new restaurant — Baseline Tap House — opening in Hollywood Studios this Fall!
- We have the booth menus (and food photos) for the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
- We’ve got the 11 Things You HAVE to Eat at the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
- Save on seminars at the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic!
- Check out new foods, merchandise, and more details about this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
- ‘Plastic’ cheese is back at Casey’s Corner in the Magic Kingdom!
- Mission: SPACE Restaurant, Ratatouille Ride and more announced at D23 Expo last weekend!
- Refreshment Carts with Character at Disney World golf courses!
- A ‘Star Wars’ hotel is coming to Disney World!
- Check the gluten-free eats at this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
- We have the full schedule of culinary demos, beverage seminars, and Mix It, Make It hands-on workshops at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
- Casey’s Corner celebrated National Hot Dog Day with a special one-day Triple Play!
- We reviewed the new Mint Julep at Disneyland’s Mint Julep Bar!
- Pretzels are back at the Magic Kingdom’s Lunching Pad!
- Check out our preview of Active Eats and Flavors from Fire at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
- New DFB YouTube video: Sneak Preview of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival
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 menu updates, restaurant closures, special events, and more! We’ve got all the latest for you, so check it out before you go.
New DFB Video!
Have you subscribed to the DFB YouTube Channel? We’ve got great content going up twice a week showcasing our adventures in Disney World and Disneyland! This week, we’re talking about the Ultimate Disney Sundaes You HAVE to Try! Check it out below — and subscribe here!
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Start your Epcot Food and Wine Festival planning now! The DFB Guide to the 2017 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book is now available to order! N
This 250+-page guide to the Festival offers insider tips and advice as well as all of the details you need to know to plan your best Festival visit ever.
Today, we are excited to share details for the Culinary Demonstrations, Beverage Seminars, and Mix It! Make It! Celebrate It! Workshops that will take place during the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
See links to the individual Culinary Demonstrations, Beverage Seminar, and Mix It! Make It! Celebrate It! Workshop Pages for all the details!
With not a minute to lose as you make all of your plans (WHEW!!!), we now have details on the low-cost demos, seminars, and workshops that are one of the hallmarks of the Festival.
I know you’re just as anxious as we are to see what’s new in 2017! (You can read our recent reviews of culinary demos here and here, a recent beverage seminar here, and a Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! workshop here!)
Booking all of your favorites starts in just a few days — Thursday, July 20 for the general public, and Tuesday, July 18 for Annual Passholders, DVC Members, Golden Oak Residents, and Tables in Wonderland Members!
Culinary demos and beverage seminars represent great value when it comes to Festival events. They’re also a great way to learn in a fun, festive setting.
Click through to our Culinary and Beverage Seminars, Demonstrations, and Workshops page to see links to the Culinary and Beverage events.
The cost for all seminars and demos is $17 this year, and the events feature a wide range of talent from the culinary world. (Annual Passholders, DVC members, Golden Oak Residents, and Tables in Wonderland Members are eligible for $2 discounts on seminars and demonstrations held Monday through Thursday.)
Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! Hands On Workshops will be $49. No discount is offered on the workshops at this time.
Look for celebrity chefs as well as star talent from throughout the Walt Disney World company — and beyond. Representatives from wineries and other beverage companies also make learning about wine and spirits a hands-on experience with tastings and demonstrations.
There will be many familiar names in 2017, so check the details to find out when notable local chefs like Kathleen Blake of The Rusty Spoon and James Petrakis of The Polite Pig as well as James Beard Award Winner Tony Mantuano take the stage! We’re excited to welcome back Maneet Chauhan and Keegan Gerhard as well!
With demos and seminars taking place daily during the Festival, you’re bound to find options that tempt your palate! [Read more…]
If you haven’t already, mark your calendars for August 31-November 13, as the festival extends to an unprecedented 75 full days for the first time ever! And be sure to bookmark our 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Main Page, because that’s where you can access all the details — including events, schedules, and booking dates!
Maybe you can’t tell, but we tend to get a little excited around here for F&W. 😉 And part of the countdown is reviewing some of the events that we had the pleasure to attend the previous year.
New to the festival in 2016, Disney added Mix It! Make It! Celebrate It! Hands-On Workshops at Festival Center — daily opportunities for guests to roll up their sleeves and participate in the learning process. And the event is BACK for 2017!
Last year, workshops were offered covering everything from sushi making to creating clean treats! We really enjoyed a workshop on the latter, as we learned how to make a killer brownie, courtesy of Erin McKenna of Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC in Disney Springs. [Read more…]
Early Booking Date Confirmed
And speaking of Special Events, it has been confirmed that Disney Vacation Club Members and Tables in Wonderland Members are eligible for early booking for this year’s Festival. While the general public can book all events July 20th at 7:00 am EST, DVC Members (as well as the previously confirmed Tables in Wonderland, Annual Passholders, and, we believe, Golden Oak Residents) can book select Special Events such as Culinary Demonstrations, Beverage Seminars, and “Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It” Workshops and “Party for the Senses” starting at 9:00 am EST on July 18th.
Food and Wine Festival Discount and Perks
These affinity groups are also confirmed as eligible to receive a $2 discount for low-cost events on Mondays through Thursdays.
Additionally, DVC Members who are looking forward to the “Party for the Senses” may book from a block of 50 seats reserved specifically for Members for the September 23 and October 21 party dates!
After August 4th, remaining spaces will be available for both Members and guests. DVC Members who book from the reserved seating block will also receive a complimentary wine glass designed for the occasion.
Happy weekend! We hope you’re having a relaxing weekend and that you’re ready to check out the latest Disney food news in our round-up!
And speaking of festivals, the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival ends this week, but you still have a few days to check it out. If you find yourself longing for dishes from the Food and Wine Festival, you’ll want to check out this recipe for Berbere Beef Tenderloin Tips from the Africa Booth!
And once the Food and Wine Festival is over it’s time to start thinking about Holidays Around the World at Epcot and the new food booths coming for this year!
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- We had a chance to attend the Mix It! Make It! Celebrate It! Pastry Making Workshop – check out our review!
- The 2016 Disneyland Candy Cane dates have been announced!
- We posted two new YouTube videos: a tour of the Coca-Cola Rooftop Bar and tips for budgeting your time during the holidays at Walt Disney World!
- Refillable mugs with handles are back at Walt Disney World Resort hotels!
- We visited the Banana Cabana Pool Bar at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.
- Check out the exclusive treats and complimentary eats at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!
- We recently enjoyed the Dim Sum Brunch at Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs.
It’s here! I can hardly believe it, but the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is finally underway!
The fun officially kicked off on September 14 and runs until November 14. That’s more than eight weeks of savoring all that this special event has to offer! And we had so much fun eating and drinking along the Promenade to discover our Best of the Fest dishes and drinks to recommend!
But of course, you can’t forget the tons of events that take place during the Festival. From Low Cost Events like Culinary Demonstrations and Beverage Seminars to high end Special Events like Party for the Senses, there’s so much to do at every turn. But here’s the catch — nearly all of it comes with a pricetag.
So that, of course, begs the question: how in the World do you plan for the Food Lover Trip of the Year?
We get it! So we’re here for you with some great tips for Budgeting for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. And if you like what you see, be sure to check out our 2016 DFB Guide to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, completely updated with everything you can expect to enjoy at this year’s event!
How Much Money Should I Budget For a Day at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival?
Well, the answer to that is…it totally depends! [Read more…]
You may think that you couldn’t possibly enjoy the Epcot Food and Wine Festival with kiddos along for the ride. But we think you totally can!
While the festival is certainly a food lover’s paradise, there’s no reason that you can’t enjoy a day there with the younger set, too. After all, Epcot is first and foremost a theme park, so even during the Food and Wine Festival, you’ll find plenty of exhibits and entertainment geared toward the small fry.
We love coming up with strategies that help you to enjoy eating your way through Walt Disney World, no matter who’s along for the ride. So if you like what you see here, be sure to check out our 2016 DFB Guide to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival for even more great tips on managing the event with kids along.
In the meantime, check out these suggestions for making the festival fun for everyone in your party!
Attend a Culinary Demonstration or Other Special Event
If you have kids that are interested in what happens in the kitchen, consider checking out what Culinary Demonstrations are available at the Festival Center for the day. Kids are permitted to attend these events with a ticket (but aren’t served alcohol, obviously). We think it’s great fun, especially for older kiddos in your party. Who knows? A future chef may be born!
If your budget allows, you may even want to check out the brand new Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! Hands On Workshops. New in 2016, these events take place once a day, and offer guests the chance to get in on the action of exploring and creating. [Read more…]