LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.– The culinary team at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is gearing up for the annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic, Oct. 18 – 19.
Back for its fourth year, the event presents the perfect opportunity for everyone — from novices to enthusiasts — to savor the flavor of culinary innovation at this two-night outdoor evening festival hosted along the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel’s lush causeway.
Guests can enjoy the delights of numerous food and wine stations; immerse themselves in food and wine education seminars; meet the masters behind the culinary magic and take in some live entertainment at the same time.
From a short rib Oscar, marrying beef, Maryland blue crab, asparagus and hollandaise; to a Chinese-inspired vegetarian bao; to a handcrafted convergence of bacon, black-eyed pea puree and maple, the food options are as innovative as they are enticing. Finishing touches like raspberry s’mores and a milk chocolate mousse dome with a center of caramel cream and hazelnut dacquoise sponge cake, provide even more intrigue.
In addition to sampling all things savory and sweet, guests will be able to purchase featured wines on site and other event merchandise.
New to the educational lineup is a pasta-making seminar hosted by hotel executive chef Robert Ciborowski. Guests will learn to make pasta dough from scratch and assist with the creation of specialty pastas. The wine education tract will feature a new Italian wine class, where guests will learn the history of Italian wine and its influence on culture and cuisine. Returning beverage seminars include modern mixology, sake, beer, wine-blending, champagne, Riesling and Spanish wines. The seminars are led by the hotel’s certified culinary and beverage experts.
While enjoying live entertainment and enticing food and wine samples, guests also can get a meet and greet with celebrity chef Todd English. English is a world-renowned restaurateur who has gained national acclaim through his line of restaurants and cookbooks, and his countless other food-related enterprises. His concept, Todd English’s bluezoo, is a AAA four-diamond restaurant and one of the signature restaurants of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel. Other noted chefs, including Laurent Branlard, the hotel’s executive pastry chef – and the world’s only two-time World Pastry Chef — will also be on-site throughout the weekend.
With 17 restaurants and lounges, a distinguished culinary and beverage team and unmatched customer service, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel continually receives national recognition for its food and beverage program. The hotel boasts more than 70 certified wine sommeliers and 1,400 wine selections, including organic and rare vintages. The hotel’s restaurants are annual winners of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence including Shula’s Steak House, a three-time recipient of the exclusive Best of Award of Excellence.
Tickets to the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic are available as part of a hotel package or individually. For more information or to book, please visit www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com or call 1-800-227-1500.
What: Fourth Annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic
Info: The Fourth Annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel returns Oct. 18-19, showcasing some of the top food, wine and beers in the world, along with informative seminars conducted by members of the hotel’s award-winning food and beverage team. Highlighting the event will be the appearance of celebrity chef Todd English.
The Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic consists of nine food and beverage seminars, live entertainment and more than 40 food and beverage stations featuring appetizing selections from restaurants, including Shula’s Steak House, Il Mulino New York Trattoria and Todd English’s bluezoo as well as wines, beers and cocktails from around the world.
When: Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (seminars start at 4:30pm)
Where: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
Ticket Information: One and two-night packages including tickets to the outdoor festival for two and overnight accommodations are available, starting at $300 per night
– Advance purchase event-only tickets are available for $85 including taxes and include unlimited food and beverage samples on the causeway
-Beverage seminars are $45 per person, per class including taxes
-Pasta seminar is $60 per person including taxes
-For more information or to book, please visit www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com or call 1-800-227-1500