And it’s coming even sooner than we realized now that we’ve just seen the tickets for several special events and the Beer, Wine, and Mixology seminars go on sale TODAY!
We were in the Spring Break mood so we headed to Key West…Disney’s Old Key West Resort that is! After our tropical escape we headed to Saratoga Springs Resort. On our “travels” we found new menus, merchandise, cupcakes, and wine and mixology seminars!
Our visit to Old Key West’s Gurgling Suitcase was full of new menu items!
in Disney Springs just announced they are hosting a wine tasting with Master Sommelier George Miliotes this Friday, July 20, 2018!
The event is a blind tasting of six wines presenting an opportunity to learn to taste wine like a Master Sommelier! “What’s a blind tasting?” you may ask. The identities of the wines you taste will be kept a secret until the end of the tasting. This method is used regularly by sommeliers to insure impartiality while evaluating a wine. [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…]
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
More food and bev fun at Walt Disney World! The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic returns with seminars, tastings, sweets, and beverages for another year.
The Fifth Annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will be held Friday, October 31, and Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 5:30 – 9:00PM at the Swan and Dolphin Resorts in Walt Disney World. The resorts are just a short walk from Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, making this event a convenient add-on to your 2014 Epcot Food and Wine visit.
Let’s take a closer look at all the event has to offer!
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Causeway
Immerse yourself in this culinary festival during an evening stroll of the Crescent Lake Causeway. Food, wine, and beer lovers will find delicious options while listening to live music.
With 17 restaurants and lounges, the Swan and Dolphin resorts have a nationally-recognized culinary team that will be showing off their talents! We’ve attended the event every year since it began, and it’s a delicious way to spend the evening.
Sip the night away with all of your favorites. And if you love wine, enjoy selections from around the world! Sommeliers will be on hand to answer all of your questions and help you to discover new favorites.
Enjoying an evening on the Causeway as I sample appetizer portions of dishes from some of my favorite restaurants is always a fun time! The Shula’s tasting station is always a popular one, and this year’s Beef Tenderloin promises to draw a crowd.
Thirsty? There’s no shortage of beverage options, which include Wine, Beer, and Sake. Tasting stations will offer sips from all popular U.S. wine regions as well as celebrated wines from around the world.
Chefs and Beverage experts staff every station and are happy to answer all of your questions.
You’ll also have the chance to meet executive chefs from the Swan and Dolphin Culinary Team. And bluezoo’s Celebrity Chef Todd English will once more be on hand to greet guests and chat about the dishes he’s serving!
If you’re interested in a more hands-on learning experience, consider booking
Hope your week has been snow-rific, all!!
We’ve been walking the parks in Orlando finding the latest and greatest goodies and news items so you can anticipate your next Disney World visit even more than you already are… .
Cheers to this Magic Kingdom sweet spot!
We have even more Disney Food scoop, just follow the links below!
Disney Food News
- We tried the Italian Spiced Roasted Corn on the Cob at Disney World’s Liberty Square Market!
- Check out the latest innovation at The Hollywood Brown Derby: choose your own dessert trio!
- Grab a souvenir Tiki-Tankard at Sunshine Tree Terrace in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom!
- Spice Road Table has added Mix Grill Skewers to its menu. Plus, some dishes have been renamed (from our studying of the descriptions, though, not much has changed).
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 a wine tasting at Martha’s Vineyard at the Beach Club, restaurant closures, and more!
DFB Reader Finds
Facebook friend Patti shared her Kobe burger from Big River Grille & Brewing Works at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn: “Kobe burger at Big River Grill was one of the best things about our trip last week. Cooked just right and so good we skipped our usual Beaches and Cream burger.”
This hilarious photo is from Tokyo DisneySea! Thanks for sharing, Christian! Sometimes, photo backgrounds make all the difference, don’t they? ;-D
We love your Disney food finds; send more!
The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2014 e-Book Grand Launch
The fully updated DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2014 e-Book is an instantly downloadable PDF guide, featuring over 450 full-color pages of photographs, information, and advice about our favorite subjects — food and dining in Walt Disney World.
It’s guaranteed to help you navigate your way to delicious dining on your next trip! And if you’re ready to get yours now, head on over to DFBGuide.com to pick it up!!
For our Grand Launch Sale, use code: 2014 to get a $4 discount for a limited time! And at the end of this post, we have details on even more savings!
While our 2013 Guide was extensive, Disney World is always updating menus, prices, and other dining info. And we’re always finding new things to tell you about! So we’ve updated our 2014 edition with brand new details and more exclusive info!
Here Are Just Some Of What You Get With Our 2014 Guide:
- Over 450 Pages of Disney Dining and Planning information, tips, reviews, and recommendations!
- An in-depth Disney Dining Restaurant Reviews section, covering all Disney restaurants, food kiosks, bars, and lounges
- An updated Disney Dining Plan section and price analysis for 2014
- NEW Disney food and restaurant photos
- An updated Disney Snacks chapter, including our list of dozens of must-try snacks AND our Top 11 Must-Have Snacks for 2014.
- An updated section on birthday parties and specialty cakes in Disney World
- A comprehensive, 10-page chapter of What’s New in Disney World in 2014, including new restaurants, menu updates, and more
- Details about how the My Magic+ Planning System and FastPass+ will affect your vacation planning
- Our picks for the 11 Great Snacks you must try this year
- Scavenger Hunts, Trivia, and Top 5 List updates
- Bingo Cards
- Updates on all pertinent facts such as dining hours, prices, resources, phone numbers, and restaurant closures/openings
- All new restaurant additions, closures, refurbishments, and added dining experiences
- And much more!
But, of course we’re offering a discount for our Grand Launch week!! Again, to celebrate the launch and to thank you for your support of the blog, we’ll be offering the Guide for $4 off its standard rate for a limited time! Order your copy now at DFBGuide.com and use code: [Read more…]
We’ve got some seriously awesome news for you wine-lovers today! Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar in Epcot’s Italy is now offering complimentary wine seminars on Mondays and Thursday from 3-4pm.
The seminars will showcase regional wines of Italy. These wines are selected for their distinct and local flavors as well as for their ability to portray the culture of their origin.
Two Wines of the Day will be presented at each seminar. Past wines include [Read more…]
The 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is coming up soon, and we’re already covering the latest news about the event.
You can “follow the festival” on our Food and Wine Festival page here, and start making plans to attend September 28-November 12, 2012.
This annual event showcases food, wine, and other beverages from around the globe at marketplaces set up around Epcot’s World Showcase. You can also take advantage of some of the great seminars, demos, and events going on throughout the festival!
So, to kick off our coverage appropriately, let’s take a look at our…
Fun Tips for Visiting the Epcot Food and Wine Festival
Here are a few of our favorite dining tips when it comes to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival! I hope they’re helpful, and that you’ll share some of your great tips, too!
1. Make It A Meal
The World Showcase Booths around the Lagoon offer some great eats in small, appetizer sizes! Save one or two (or three!) meals for “eating around the World” Showcase.
Some of the perennial favorites include: Canada’s Cheddar Cheese Soup; Australia’s Shrimp on the Barbie; Italy’s Baked Cheese Ravioli; Argentina’s Grilled Beef Skewer; Poland’s Pierogies; and Germany’s sausage. We’re hoping that griddled cheese is [Read more…]
Thanks again to Vallen Tucker at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge concierge office for providing us with more exciting news about the Dine with an Animal Specialist experience and the Jiko Wine Tasting experience.
We have some great news to share about two brand new experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Dine With An Animal Specialist Adds Extra Availability
The Dine with an Animal Specialist program has been so successful that it will now be offered twice per week!
During the “untamed” lunch at Sanaa, your family will be immersed in African culture while posing questions to an animal expert regarding the animals on the beautiful savanna. Take a look at the delicious menu here.
This dining experience has been in such high demand that it will be continued as an official offering that can be booked on Saturdays at Noon or Wednesdays at 11:30 am.
Payment required in full at time of booking.
The Saturday program begins October 1st and can be reserved now. Call 407-WDW-DINE (939-3463) to reserve!