Hawaiian Luau-Themed Area at Ninth Annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — An all-new Hawaiian luau themed area will debut at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort’s 2018 Food & Wine Classic on Oct. 26 – Oct. 28, taking guests on a culinary journey to the Pacific from the resort’s private beach.

The new area, named The Pig and The Poke, will feature Hawaiian décor along with several food favorites of the island state including:

— Traditional Earth Baked Kalua Pork with steamed white rice, barrel aged tamari and Napa cabbage
— Tuna Poke featuring Hawaiian yellowfin tuna, sushi rice, avocado relish and crispy fried wontons
— Finely Shaved Ice in a variety of tropical flavors: guava, pineapple, coconut cream, passion fruit, lychee, kiwi and mango



Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Executive Chef Robert Ciborowski drew upon his years of living and working in Kapalua, Hawaii as inspiration for the dishes.

The Pig and The Poke will join the event’s returning themed areas which offer specialty cuisine in immersive atmospheres: Carnival Corner, Chinatown, Bubble Lounge and a Beer Garden. Access to The Pig and Poke is included in the standard ticket price.

Fans can visit www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com to view the complete food menu for the 2018 event taking place Friday, Oct. 26, through Sunday, Oct. 28, as well as purchase tickets and overnight packages.

The Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic offers guests unlimited tastings at more than 60 stations featuring culinary selections from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and wine from more than 30 wineries amidst a festive backdrop of live entertainment on the hotel’s scenic causeway. Upgraded ticket options allow guests to enjoy access to a beer garden featuring a wide selection of craft beers and Oktoberfest-inspired cuisine. The event also includes hands-on seminars with the hotel’s chefs and certified beverage experts as well as a Sunday Bubbles Brunch.

Overnight and multiple-night package options are available for the ninth-annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic and can be booked by phone at 1-888-828-8850.

Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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