2011 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
September 30 - November 13, 2011

Special Dining Experiences

First Bites Opening Reception

An opening reception in the Festival Welcome Center hosted by Keegan Gerhard and Pam Smith, featuring epicurean samplings from the International Marketplaces, Wine Seminars, Culinary Demonstrations, merchandise locations, celebrities and entertainment, with a performance by Taylor Dayne. This is truly a sneak peek of the Festival before it is officially open to the public.

Where: Festival Welcome Center
When: Thursday, September 29, 2011, from 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Price: $175 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.

new The Discovery of Chocolate

This sweet experience on select Sunday afternoons is an opportunity to learn and taste more about chocolate from professional "chocolatiers." Chocolate samplings, chocolate savory and dessert, with spirited beverages and/or paired wines.

Where: Festival Welcome Center
Price: $70

October 9 -- Jean Pierre Wybauw SOLD OUT
October 16 -- Julian Rose SOLD OUT
November 6 -- Jean-Rene Thiery SOLD OUT

"3D" Disney's Dessert Discovery

Join us for a dessert lover's dream! During the Festival, select 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 Friday evenings
-- October 7: 7-8:30 p.m.
-- October 14: 7-8:30 p.m.
-- October 21: 7-8:30 p.m.
-- October 28: 8-9:30 p.m.
-- November 4: 8-9:30 p.m.
-- November 11: 8-9:30 p.m.
Price: $55 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.

new"Sweet Seats"

Sweet Seats is a new exclusive area with 3D Disney's Dessert Discovery. This upgraded experience includes a private reserved table, entrance into World ShowPlace 15 minutes before general admission, specialty beverage, a unique dessert offering and more. Limited availability.
Price: $80

Taste, 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. You will be welcomed with a glass of Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial, the first champagne to be served on ice. Following the tasting of Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, Grand Marnier 100th Anniversary, and Grand Marnier 150th Anniversary, become your own mixologist and learn how to muddle and shake like a pro. Later indulge in the famous Crepes Suzette and dessert au Grand Marnier made by the Chefs of Bistro de Paris.

Where: Bistro de Paris, France Pavilion at Epcot
When: Select Saturdays - ALL SOLD OUT!
-- October 8
-- October 15
-- October 22
-- October 29
-- November 5
Price: $55 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.

Italy Food and Wine Pairing

A wine representative as well as a manager from Tutto Italia Ristorante will be presenting and discussing four courses of food from all over Italy, paired with a different wine. Sold Out — Oct. 1, Oct. 5, Oct. 8, Oct. 12, Oct. 15, Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12

Where: Tutto Italia Ristorante, Italy Pavilion
When: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2 to 4 p.m.
Price $65

newItaly Food and Beer Pairing

A representative will be present to discuss the pairing of pizza and regional Italian beers.

Where: Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Italy Pavilion
When: Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. - October 4 SOLD OUT
Price $50

newItaly Dessert and Wine Pairing

Don't miss the Dessert Food and Wine Pairing at Tutto Italia Ristorante, where the Executive Pastry Chef will be making some exquisite desserts and there will be wines from Italy that have never been served in the United States previously.

Where: Tutto Italia Ristorante, Italy Pavilion
When: Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. - October 6 SOLD OUT
Price $50

newItalian White Truffle Lunch

This lunch will consist of five courses, all with white truffles incorporated, which are imported directly from Alba, Italy. Batasiolo wines from Piedmont will be paired with each of the five courses.

Where: Tutto Italia Ristorante, Italy Pavilion
When: Sunday, October 23, from noon to 3 p.m.
Price $175

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 Location Time Price Chef
October 6 The Wave 6:30 p.m. SOLD OUT Frank Brough
October 12 Dining Room at Wolfgang Puck 6:30 p.m. $140 Chris Albano
October 13 California Grill 6 p.m. $250 Brian Piasecki
October 18 Raglan Road 6:30 p.m. $120 Kevin Dundon
October 19 Paradiso 37 6:30 p.m. $125 Jose L. Camey
October 20 Portobello 6:30 p.m. $150 Tony Mantuano
October 21 Epcot Wonders Retreat 6:30 p.m. $195 Jens Dahlmann and chefs of Epcot
October 23 Victoria & Albert's 6:30 p.m. SOLD OUT Scott Hunnel
October 27 Hollywood Brown Derby 6:30 p.m. SOLD OUT Craig Schleider
October 27 Jiko - The Cooking Place 6:30 p.m. $195 Dennis Thompson
October 27 California Grill 6 p.m. $250 Brian Piasecki
November 1 Citricos 6:30 p.m. SOLD OUT Phillip Ponticelli
November 2 Fulton's Crab House 6:30 p.m. $150 Brent Sick
November 3 Flying Fish Cafe 6:30 p.m. SOLD OUT Tim Keating
November 3 Radeberger Beer Dinner 6:30 p.m. $155 Jens Dahlmann and chefs of Epcot
November 9 Yachtsman Steakhouse noon $175 Anthony R. DeLuca
November 10 Bongos Cuban Cafe 6:30 p.m. $125 Armando Abreu

Sweet Sundays
Hosted by Martini & Rossi

Begin your day with a breakfast buffet, sparkling wines and plated signature desserts. A highly acclaimed pastry chef or baker will demonstrate three signature desserts, which will be served throughout the demonstration.

Where: Festival Welcome Center
When: Sundays from 10 a.m. – noon
Price: $90, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.

October 2 John Hui, The Lodge at Pebble Beach
October 9 Buddy Valastro, Carlo's Bakery SOLD OUT!
October 16 Frederic Monti, Corporate Pastry Chef, PreGel America
October 23 Gale Gand, TRU
October 30 Geraldine Randlesome, Geraldine's Creative Cutters
November 6 David Guas, Bayou Bakery Coffee Bar and Eatery
November 13 Warren Brown & Mary Meyers, CakeLove and Love Cafe

Kitchen Memories (formerly Celebrating Family & Friends in the Kitchen)

This delightful three-course lunch touches upon the joyful memories we have "cooked up" in the kitchen. A celebrated chef 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
Price: $110 or $150 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.

September 30 $110 Scott Hunnel, Victoria & Albert's and Erich Herbitschek, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
October 7 $110 John Stewart & Duskie Estes, ZAZU Restaurant
October 14 $110 Alan Wong, Alan Wong's Restaurants
October 21 $150 Robert Irvine, Robert Irvine's Eat! SOLD OUT!
October 28 $110 Charles Mattocks, "The Poor Chef" (Cat Cora has cancelled.)
November 4 $110 Art Smith, Table Fifty-Two
November 11 $110 Suvir Saran, Devi Restaurant

newVertical Wine Tasting

This is a rare opportunity for wine aficionados to experience a tasting of 10 vintages from an exceptional vineyard. Freemak Abbey celebrates 125 years of winemaking in Napa Valley, a century-old winery, a wine library few can rival! With a history like no other winery, Freemark Abbey earned a spot center-stage at the 1976 Judgment of Paris tasting. It's one thing to be a Napa winery, it's quite another to be a Napa Legend.

Join wine master Ted Edwards (30 years winemaker for Freemark Abbey) and John Blazon MS, VP Sales of Jackson Family Wines for a vertical of 10 vintages spanning three decades. Two of Napa's legendary vineyards, Sycamore and Bosche will be presented side by side for a historic comparison. Vintages to be shown (subject to change): 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007.

Where: California Grill at the Contemporary Resort
When: Saturday, November 5. Reception 1 - 1:30 p.m. Vertical Presentation 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Price: $225

Epcot Wine Schools

Enjoy this 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
Price: $135 per person, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.

October 9 Evan Goldstein MS
October 16 Fred Dame MS & Brian Koziol MS
October 23 Sharron McCarthy CSW
October 30 Charl du Plesis, Winemaker
November 6 Andrea Robinson MS

Cheese Seminars

This is an exceptional opportunity to learn more about cheese from "fromagers". Featured cheeses will be tasted and paired with selected wines and/or beers.

Where: Festival Welcome Center
When: Saturdays from 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12.
Price $75

October 1 France, Eastern - Max McCalman
October 8 - SOLD OUT Italy - Erin Hedley -
October 15 Old World Mountain - Max McCalman
October 22 Spain - Max McCalman
October 29 - SOLD OUT United States - David Gremmels
November 5 France, Western - Max McCalman
November 12 Old World Maritime - Max McCalman

Mexico Tequila Tasting

Hosted by a Tequila Master, you will gain knowledge on the history and tradition of tequila production. The tasting includes a tequila flight and small appetizer samples.

Where: La Cava del Tequila, Mexico Pavilion at Epcot
When: Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 1 p.m. - October 8 SOLD OUT
Price: $45

newMexico Tequila Lunch

These tastings will complement a selected Mexican regional cuisine, and offer Festival guests the opportunity to learn more about tequila and spirits.

Where: La Hacienda de San Angel, Mexico Pavilion at Epcot
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 2:30 p.m. - October 22 SOLD OUT
Price: $65

Food & Wine Pairings

Sample 3 regional wines paired with 3 tasting-size portions of cuisine from Japan and Morocco. Featured wines and menu selections change daily.

Japan Tastings: Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at Tokyo Dining, Japan Pavilion
Morocco Tastings: Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at Restaurant Marrakesh, Morocco Pavilion
Price: $55 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included.

newBest of Bocuse Dinner

Chef Paul Bocuse has been a 3-star Michelin chef for 47 years and the 20th century's most influential and revered culinary icon. Discover many of his legendary dishes in the restaurant he established in 1982 at Epcot. Although Chef Paul Bocuse will not personally be there, the meal will be prepared by Chef Francesco Santin, longtime chef at Paul Bocuse's 3-star restaurant in Lyon, who recently relocated to Orlando. There will be five course showcasing the Truffle Soup served to a French President to simply the best Tarte Tatin. Pioneer winemaker and longtime friend of Paul Bocuse, Jean-Luc Columbo, will be a guest speaker and share his award-winning wines from the Rhone valley. Price includes Chef Paul Bocuse's last cookbook, Best of Paul Bocuse.

Where: Bistro de Paris, France Pavilion at Epcot
When: Monday, November 7, 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Price: $245

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 and Saturdays from noon until 3:30 p.m.
Price: $99

Date Region Winery


September 30 Bordeaux Chateau Larose Trintaudon & Friends

Mark Diamond

October 7 Tour de France Georges Duboeuf, Andre Lurton, Sauvion Vidal Fleury, Pierre Sparr - SOLD OUT Jose Hernandez
October 9 Bordeaux Andre Lurton Sold Out Jose Hernandez
October 14 Cotes du Rhone Jean Luc Colombo Sold Out Lydia Tremble
October 16 Cotes du Rhone Jean Luc Colombo Lydia Tremble
October 21 Burgundy J.C. Boisset Sold Out Gregory Patriat
October 23 Burgundy J.C. Boisset Gregory Patriat
October 28 Alsace Maison Pierre Sparr Sold Out Bernard Sparr
October 30 Alsace Maison Pierre Sparr Bernard Sparr
November 4 Champagne Nicolas Feuillate Pascal Boye
November 6 Champagne Nicolas Feuillate Sold Out Lori Barranon

Party For The Senses -- NEW TIME!

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!

Where: World ShowPlace Pavilion
When: Select Saturdays from 7:30-10 p.m.
Price: $145, plus tax, gratuity included – Theme Park admission required.
DATES: October 8, 15, 22, November 5 and 12.

Wine View Lounge - Sold Out — Oct. 8, 15 and 22, and Nov. 5

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.

Price: $260 (Party for the Senses admission + Wine View Lounge)

newThe Magic of Healthy Living Dinner

Hosted by Driscoll's® Only The Finest Berries™

Enjoy a healthy, family-oriented dinner with such dad chefs as: Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern from "Bizarre Foods" Food Network's Chris Cosentino from "Chefs vs. City" Bravo's Bryan Voltaggio from "Top Chef"/ They'll demonstrate how to prepare a 4-course meal and flavorful, non-alcoholic beverages.

Where: Festival Welcome Center
When: Saturday, Oct. 29 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Sold Out

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