2010 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
October 1 - November 14, 2010

Special Dining Experiences

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newFirst Bites Opening Reception

An opening reception in the Festival Welcome Center featuring epicurean samplings from the International Marketplaces, Wine Seminars, Culinary Demonstrations, merchandise locations, celebrities and entertainment. This is truly a sneak peek of the Festival before it is officially open to the public.

Where: Festival Welcome Center
When: Thursday, September 30, 2010, from 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Price: $195.00 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.


new"3D" Disney's Dessert Discovery

Join us for a dessert lover's dream! During the Festival, select Thursday & Friday evenings become truly delicious with a variety of desserts and samplings of cordials certain to please any sweet tooth. Afterwards enjoy V.I.P. viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.

Where: World ShowPlace Pavilion
When: Select Thursday & Fridays from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
--Friday, October 8
--Friday, October 15
--Thursday, October 21
--Thursday, October 28
--Friday, November 5
--Friday, November 12
Price: $45.00 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.


newTaste, Shake, and Indulge Like the French
Hosted by Grand Marnier

The number one french liqueur, family owned and operated since 1827, offers the unique experience to taste its range of exceptional Cognac based liqueurs. Following the tasting, become your own mixologist and learn how to muddle and shake like a pro, and later indulge in the famous Crepes Suzette and Soufflés Glacés au Grand Marnier made by the Chefs of Bistro de Paris.

Where: Bistro de Paris, France Pavilion at Epcot
When: Select Saturdays from 2:30 – 4 p.m.
-- October 2
-- October 9
-- October 16
-- October 23
-- October 30
Price: $45.00 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.


Food and Wine Pairings

These afternoon sessions are great opportunities to discover a marriage of three regional wines with three tasting-size portions of regional cuisines from select Epcot restaurants. A wine representative will moderate each session and these will vary according to location. Featured wines and menu selections will change daily.

Where: Italy, Japan and Morocco Pavilions at Epcot
Price: per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.


Saturdays 2 – 4 p.m. $65.00 Tutto Italia Ristorante, Italy Pavilion, Epcot
Mondays 3:30 – 5 p.m. $65.00 Tokyo Dining, Japan Pavilion, Epcot
Tuesdays 3:30 – 5 p.m. $65.00 Restaurant Marrakesh, Morocco Pavilion, Epcot


Culinary Adventures in Signature Dining

A highly acclaimed chef collaborates with the resident chef of a top Disney restaurant to create a truly magical and memorable meal. A representative from one or more hosting wineries will present accompanying wines for each dinner. Prices are per person plus tax, gratuity included. Theme Park admission not required.


Date Time Price Location Chef
Tuesday, October 5 6:30 p.m. $125.00 Paradiso 37 at Downtown Disney Area Jose Camay
Thursday, October 7 6:30 p.m. $180.00 Jiko – The Cooking Place at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Dennis Thompson
Thursday, October 14 6:30 p.m. $140.00 The Wave at Disney's Contemporary Resort Frank Brough
Tuesday, October 19 6:30 p.m. $140.00 Wolfgang Puck's at Downtown Disney Sinclair Thorne
Thursday, October 21 6:30 p.m. $225.00 California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort Brian Piasecki
Friday, October 22 6:30 p.m. $180.00 Wonders Retreat at Epcot Jens Dahlmann
Sunday, October 24 6:30 p.m. $450.00 Victoria & Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Scott Hunnel
Wednesday, October 27 6:30 p.m. $125.00 Portobello Italian Trattoria at Downtown Disney Tony Mantuano
Thursday, October 28 6:30 p.m. $140.00 Kouzzina by Cat Cora at Disney's BoardWalk Resort Cat Cora
Wednesday, November 3 6:30 p.m. $160.00 Citricos at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Phillip Ponticelli
Wednesday, November 3 6:30 p.m. $135.00 Raglan Road at Downtown Disney Kevin Dundon
Thursday, November 4 6:00 p.m. $160.00 Flying Fish Cafe at Disney's BoardWalk Resort Tim Keating
Saturday, November 6 6:30 p.m. $225.00 Todd English's bluezoo, WDW Dolphin Resort, Florida Todd English
Wednesday, November 10 6:30 p.m. $125.00 Bongo's Cuban Cafe at Downtown Disney Edwin Almonte
Thursday, November 11 6:30 p.m. $140.00 Fulton's Crab House at Downtown Disney Ron Cope



Sweet Sundays
Hosted by Martini & Rossi

A highly acclaimed pastry chef or baker will demonstrate three signature desserts, which will be served throughout the demonstration. A welcome breakfast buffet, including sparkling wines, is served at each event.

Where: Festival Welcome Center
When: Sundays from 10 a.m. – noon
Price: $85 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.


October 3 Matt Lewis & Renato Poliafito, Baked, Brooklyn, NY
October 10 Warren Brown & Mary Meyers, CakeLove, Washington, DC
October 17 Stanton Ho, Executive Chef, Chocolates a la Carte
October 24 Gale Gand, Tru, Chicago, Ill
October 31 Geraldine Randlesome, Creative Cutters, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
November 7 Emily Luchetti, Waterbar Restaurant and Farallon Restaurant, San Francisco, CA
November 14 Richard Ruskell, Montage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA

Celebrating Family & Friends in the Kitchen

This enchanting three-course lunch celebrates the joys of preparing a meal with family and friends. The hosts will demonstrate how to prepare an appetizer, main course and dessert. A notable winery representative will pair each course with a selection of their wines.

Where: Festival Welcome Center
When: Fridays from 10 a.m. – noon 
Price: $110 – $140 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required. 


October 1 $110.00 Sondra Bernstein & John Toulze, the girl and the fig, Sonoma, CA
October 8 $110.00 Robin Miller, Host of Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller, Food Network
October 15 $110.00 Andrea Robinson, M.S., Everyday Dining with Wine
October 22 $110.00 Andrew Zimmern, Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods
October 29 $140.00 Cat Cora, Kouzzina by Cat Cora, Disney's BoardWalk Resort
November 5 $110.00 Art Smith, Personal Celebrity Chef, Chicago, IL
November 12 $110.00 Evan Goldstein, Master Sommelier

Epcot Wine Schools

Enjoy this fabulous, comprehensive program facilitated by a prestigious wine authority. This afternoon session engages the flavors and traditions of distinctive wine cultures, teaches how to taste several regional wines, and concludes with a celebratory reception and certificate of completion.

Where: Wonders Retreat

When: Select Saturdays from 1 – 3 p.m. Class; 3 – 4 p.m. Light Reception
Price: $125.00 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.

--October 2 - Jon Bolta, Winemaker for Conundrum Wines
--October 9 - Robin Back, Proprietor of Fairview Wines – Variety is in our Nature – South Africa's Unique Terroir
--October 16 - Andrea Robinson, Master Sommelier, "Explore the Alluring and Mysterious Great Pinot Noir Regions"
--October 23 - Sharron McCarthy, President of the Society of Wine Educators, "Under the Tuscan Sun -- Tantalizing Tuscany"
--November 13 - Evan Goldstein, Master Sommelier – Argentina 'en fuego' - Discover the Excitement Around this Amazing South American Jewel


Cheese Seminars

This is an exceptional opportunity to learn more about cheese from the expert "fromagers". In addition, the featured cheese to be tasted will be paired with selected wines or beverages, introduced by a beverage representative.

Where: Festival Welcome Center 
When: Saturdays from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Price: $75 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.


October 2 French Max McCalman, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City
October 9 Italian Erin Hendley, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City
October 16 American Max McCalman, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City
October 23 Spanish Waldemar Albrecht-Luna, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City
October 30 French Max McCalman, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City
November 6 American David Gremmels, Rogue Creamery, Central Point, OR
November 13 Italian Max McCalman, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City

 


Mexico Tequila Tasting

Come taste authentic Mexican Tequila and learn about the history and traditions around its production from a true Tequila Master. This unique location offers appetizer samplings of ceviche and tostada as guests embark on their tequila flight.

Where: La Cava del Tequila, Mexico Pavilion at Epcot
When: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays from noon – 1 p.m.
Price: $45 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.


French Regional Lunches

Discover the cuisine and wine from a different region in France on selected Fridays and Sundays. Lunch will be prepared by the chefs from Bistro de Paris at the France Pavilion at Epcot® with wines presented by a visiting winery principle.

Where: Bistro de Paris, France Pavilion at Epcot
When: Select Fridays & Sundays from noon – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $95.00 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.

--October 1 -- Champagne, Pascal Boye representing Nicolas Feuillatte
--October 3 -- Bordeaux, Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Adrien Laurent
--October 8 -- Maconnais & Beaujolais, Georges Duboeuf, Jorge Hernandez
--October 10 -- Rhone Valley, Maison Vidal-Fleury, Jorge Hernandez
--October 15 -- Alsace, Trimbach, Alexandra Marshall
--October 17 -- Alsace, Trimbach, Alexandra Marshall
--October 22 -- Bordeaux, Barton & Guestier, Alexandra Marshall
--October 24 -- Bordeaux, Barton & Guestier, Alexandra Marshall
--October 29 -- Champagne, Champagne Pommery, Frederic Goossens
--October 31 -- Champagne, Champagne Pommery, Frederic Goossens
--November 5 -- Cotes du Rhone, Jean-Luc Colombo, Lydia Tremble
--November 7 -- Cotes du Rhone, Jean-Luc Colombo, Lydia Tremble
--November 12 -- Burgundy, Jean-Claude Boisset, Gregory Patriat
--November 14 -- Burgundy, Jean-Claude Boisset, Gregory Patriat


Party For The Senses

Feast on this tribute to the sensory arts! Begin your evening with a reserved seat at the Eat to the Beat concert series at the American Gardens Theatre. Following the show, World ShowPlace becomes the setting for a sensational evening where you may wander among tempting tasting stations. Returning this year, Cirque du Soleil, featuring awe-inspiring acts never before seen at Party for the Senses! Wine View Lounge is an exclusive area within Party for the Senses. This upgraded experience includes a private reserved table, entrance into World ShowPlace 15 minutes before general admission, premium bar, an artisanal cheese station, and more. Limited Availability.

Where: World ShowPlace Pavilion
When: Saturdays from 6:30 – 9 p.m. (Wine View Lounge: 6:15 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
Price: $135 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.
Wine View Lounge privileges are an additional $90. ($225 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required)


For more information visit at www.disneyworld.com/foodandwine