12 August 2012

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events for 2012

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival


Special Dining Experiences

The 2012 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival offers special dining experiences in addition to what is offered with your theme park admission ticket. These events cost a nominal fee and will be available for booking starting August 14, 2012 at 7 am/Eastern.

To book contact Disney Dining at (407) WDW-FEST.

Party for the Senses
Start your evening off with reserved seating for Eat to the Beat concert series. Following the show, enjoy an evening of wandering through the tasting stations and entertainment from Cirque du Soleil.

When:  Saturdays, October 6,13, 20, 27 and November 3, 7:30 to 10 pm (Wine View Lounge 7:15 to 10 pm)
Where: World ShowPlace Pavilion
Cost: $145 per person plus tax. Gratuity included.

The Wine View Lounge is an exclusive area with a reserved table, early admission, premium bar, artisanal cheese station and more. $270

Reserved seating offers a reserved table on the main floor and admission 15 minutes prior to general admission. $170

Kitchen Memories
Formerly Celebrating Family and Friends in the Kitchen.

When: September 30, October 7, 14, 21 and November 4, 10 am to noon
Where: Festival Welcome Center

Cost: $110-$150, plus tax. Gratuity included.

Sept. 28: Andrea Robinson, Master Sommelier; $110
Oct. 5: Duskie Estes and John Stewart, ZAZU Restaurant+Farm and Black Pig Meat Co., Santa Rosa, CA; $110
Oct. 12: Emily Ellyn Hummel, Emily Ellyn Productions; $110
Oct. 19: George Hirsch, George Hirsch Living; $110
Oct. 26: Robert Irvine, Robert Irvine’s eat!, Hilton Head, SC; $160
Nov. 2: Art Smith, Art and Soul, Washington, D.C.; $110
Nov. 9: Buddy Valastro, Carlo’s Bake Shop, Hoboken, NJ; $160

The Magic of Healthy Living Dinner
Learn from Andrew Zimmern and Bryan Voltaggio on how to make a healthy, delicious meal. Enjoy a four course meal with learning these tips.

When: Saturday October 19, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Festival Welcome Center
Cost: $110 per person plus tax. Gratuity included.

Epcot Wine School
Learn how to taste several regional wines and finish off with a celebratory reception and a certificate of completion.

When: Sundays  1 to 3 pm
Where: Festival Welcome Center
Cost: $135 per person plus tax. Gratuity included.

Sept 30: Andrea Robinson
Oct 7: Jim Bernau
Nov 4: Sharron McCarthy

Mexico Tequila Lunch 
An opportunity to learn about tequilas and spirits. Tasting to compliment Mexican regional cuisine.

When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Where: La Hacienda de San Angel, Mexico Pavilion
Cost: $70 per person plus tax. Gratuity included.

Cheese Seminars
Discover the world of cheese from the experts at the Artisanal Premium Cheese Center and other industry professionals. Featured cheese will be paired with selected wines.

When: Saturdays (September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3 and 10) 10:30 to 11:45 am
Where: Festival Welcome Center
Cost: $80 per person plus tax. Gratuity included.

Sept. 29: United States cheese; Max McCalman, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City
Oct. 6: Spanish cheese; Erin Hedley, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City
Oct. 13: Italian cheese; Max McCalman, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City
Oct. 20: French cheese; Max McCalman, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City
Oct. 27: Old World Mountain cheese; Max McCalman, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City
Nov. 3: United States cheese; David Gremmels, Rogue Creamery, Central Point, OR
Nov. 10: Old World Maritime cheese; Max McCalman, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City

Culinary Adventures in Signature Dining
Chefs from Disney's signature dining restaurants, including some celebrity Chefs, prepare a culinary experience accompanied by wine as they walk you through the menu.

When: September 30, October 1, 2, 4, 9, 11, 12, 18, 25, 27, 28, November 1, 7, 8 and 9, times vary by location
Where: Various signature dining restaurants
Cost: $100 to $495 plus tax. Gratuity included.

Sept. 27: Kouzzina by Cat Cora - Dee Foundoukis and the Kouzzina Chefs; 8:00 pm; $160
Oct. 1: The Hollywood Brown Derby - Craig Schleider; 6:30 pm; $160 SOLD OUT!
Oct. 2: Wolfgang Puck’s Dining Room - Tony Fraske; 6:00 pm; $100
Oct. 4: Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant - Kevin Dundon; 6:00 pm; $120
Oct. 9: Fulton’s Crab House - Mark Boor; 6:30 pm; $100
Oct. 11: Portobello - Tony Mantuano; 6:30 pm; $125
Oct. 12: Jiko – The Cooking Place - Jonathon P. O’Brien; 6:00 pm; $195 SOLD OUT!
Oct. 18: California Grill - Brian Piasecki; 6:00 pm; $250
Oct. 25: The Hollywood Brown Derby - Craig Schleider; 6:30 pm; $160 SOLD OUT!
Oct. 25: The Wave… of American Flavors - Frank Brough; 6:30 pm; $160
Oct. 27: Yachtsman Steakhouse - Anthony R. De Luca; 12:00 pm; $160
Oct. 28: Victoria & Albert’s - Scott Hunnel and Israel Pérez; 6:30 pm; $495
Nov. 1: Flying Fish Café - Tim Keating; 6:00 pm; $185
Nov. 7: Bongos Cuban Café - TBD; 6:00 pm; $100
Nov. 8: California Grill - Brian Piasecki; 6:00 pm; $250
Nov. 9: Radeberger Beer Dinner - Jens and the Chefs of Epcot; 6:00 pm; $125

Food and Wine Pairing Dinners
Learn about three regional wines with three tasting size portions of cuisines from select Epcot restaurants. Themes will vary according to location.

When: Tuesdays 3:30 to 5:00 pm
Where: Restaurant Marrakesh, Morocco Pavilion
Cost: $55 per person plus tax. Gratuity included.

When: Wednesdays 3:30 to 5:00 pm
Where: Tokyo Dining, Japan Pavilion
Cost: $55 per person plus tax. Gratuity included.

When: Thursdays 1:30 to 4 pm
Where: Via Napoli Italy Pavilion
Cost: $65 per person plus tax. Gratuity included.

Italian Food and Beer Pairing 
Pairing of pizza and regional Italian beers presented by a representative.

When: Tuesdays 1:300 to 4:00 pm
Where: Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Italy Pavilion
Cost: $55 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included.

Italian Food and Wine Lunch *NEW SOLD OUT!
Enjoy deliciously prepared Italian dishes paired with selected Italian wines.

When: Wednesdays 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Where: Tutto Gusto, Italy Pavilion
Cost: $75 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included.

Italian White Truffle Lunch SOLD OUT!

A five course lunch, all with white truffles imported from Alba, Italy. Batasiolo wines paired with each course.

When: Sunday, November 4; 12:00 to 3:00 pm
Where: Tutto Italia Ristorante, Italy Pavilion
Cost: $210per person, plus tax. Gratuity included.

3D Disney's Dessert Discovery
This event has returned! Sample a variety of desserts and cordials in the World ShowPlace Pavilion and enjoy a VIP viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.

Dates: October 5, 12, 26 and November 2
When: 7 to 8:30 pm except for Oct 26 and Nov 2, 8 to 9:30 pm
Where: World ShowPlace Pavilion
Cost: $55 per person plus tax. Gratuity included. VIP available for $85 (includes early event entry, private table and specialty items)

Sweet Sundays
At the Festival Welcome Center a baker or pastry chef will demonstrate three signature desserts. This event includes a breakfast buffet complete with sparkling wine.

When: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6 and 13 10 am to noon
Where: Festival Welcome Center
Cost: $90 per person plus tax. Gratuity included.

Sept 30: Jacques Torres
Oct 7: Hollis Wilder
Oct 14: Matt Lewis
Oct 21: Erika Davis
Oct 28: Gale Gand
Nov 4: Geraldine Randlesome
Nov 11: Warren Brown

The Discovery of Chocolate 
An opportunity to learn about chocolate from Chocolatiers. Sample chocolates and desserts with wine and spirit pairing.

When: October 14, 28, November 4 and 11; 2:45 to 4:15 pm
Where: Festival Welcome Center
Cost: $75 per person plus tax. Gratuity included.

Oct 14: Sarah Kosikowski
Oct 28: Lauren Deitsch
Nov 4: Julian Rose, Moonstruck Chocolates
Nov 11: Julian Rose, Moonstruck Chocolates

The Discovery of Grand Marnier
Last year this was called Taste, Shake and Indulge Like the French. You'll be welcomed with a glass of Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial, the first Champagne to be served over ice. A tasting of Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, Grand Marnier 100th Anniversary, and Grand Marnier 150th Anniversary. Learn how to muddle and shake like a pro so you can become your own mixologist. Indulge in two desserts!

When: Sundays, September 30, October 7 and 21; 2:45 to 4:15 pm
Where: Festival Welcome Center
Cost: $65 per person plus tax. Gratuity included.


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