2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
September 25 - November 16, 2015

Special Dining Experiences

Complete details for premium events for the 2015 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be posted on epcotfoodfestival.com on Wednesday, July 15.

Booking opens to the general public at 7 a.m. on July 30. Call 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378).

Here are the special dining events this year:

  • New Beverage Boot Camp Series - Exploring Wines from 1996

    WHERE: East Hall at World ShowPlace pavilion in Epcot
    WHEN: Sunday, September 27, 1 - 3 p.m.
    PRICE: $119 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

    Andrea Robinson, Master Sommelier discusses how wines have evolved over the past 20 years. You will be able to sip and savor wines from 1996. After the tasting there will be a light reception with culinary treasures influenced by the cuisine of 1996.

  • New Beverage Boot Camp Series - I'll Take Manhattans! Dale DeGroff, James Beard award-winning mixologist, explores the history of aromatic bitters and how botanicals helped shape the making of a timeless cocktail known as the Manhattan. After the tasting there will be a light reception with classic appetizers you can enjoy while sipping Manhattan with the king of cocktails himself.

    WHERE: East Hall at World ShowPlace pavilion in Epcot
    WHEN: Sunday, October 18, 1 - 3 p.m.
    PRICE: $119 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

  • New What's Cookin with... -- Begin the day with a delightful, plated brunch and a sparkling wine toast. A celebrated culinary guest will demonstrate a favorite dish and then sit down with the event emcee to answer questions from the audience and share the secret ingredients of their success.

    WHERE: Festival Welcome Center, Chef's Showplace
    WHEN: Fridays and Sundays, 10 a.m. - noon.
    PRICE: $129 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

    October 2: Amanda Freitag
    October 4: Bryan Voltaggio
    October 9: Andrew Zimmern
    October 10: Jamie Deen
    October 11: Carla Hall
    October 16: Gale Gand
    October 18: Cat Cora
    October 23: Allen Susser
    October 25: John Ash
    October 30: Robert Irvine
    November 1: Erika Davis
    November 6: Buddy Valastro
    November 8: David Guas
    November 13:
    November 15: Sarah Fioroni
  • Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing -- Guests will be treated to cuisine from both land and sea. Each new plate is paired with carefully selected wines and serves as a showcase of unique Mediterranean and Moroccan inspiration. Between the exotic flavors and the vibrant decor of the newly opened Spice Road Table you will feel as though you have been magically transported to a Moroccan seashore.

    WHERE: Spice Road Table, Morocco, in Epcot
    WHEN: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1 - 3 p.m.
    PRICE: $58 per person, plus tax, gratuity included
  • Morocco Food and Wine Pairings -- Discover a marriage of three regional wines with tasting-size portions of cuisine. A wine represenatative will moderate each session and the menu selections change daily.

    WHERE: Restaurant Marrakesh, Morocco pavilion
    WHEN: Tuesdays, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
    PRICE: $58 per person, plus tax, gratuity included
  • New Italian Food, Wine and Beer Pairing -- For the first time, Via Napoli will host a pairing of five Italian food courses with both beer and wine. All beverages have been selected by the chef to complement the style of authentic Italian dishes.

    WHERE: Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria in Italy pavilion at Epcot
    WHEN: Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    PRICE: $88 per person plus tax, gratuity included
  • Italian Food and Wine Pairing -- Southern Italian cooking paired with a variety of Italian wines.

    WHERE: Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria in Italy pavilion at Epcot
    WHEN: Thursdays, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    PRICE: $83 per person plus tax, gratuity included
  • Italian Regional Food and Wine Pairing Luncheon -- This wine pairing event showcases a variety of regional Italian wines, selected to pair perfectly with freshly prepared Italian dishes.

    WHERE: Tutto Gusto at Tutto Italia Ristorante, Italy pavilion in Epcot
    WHEN: Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon -2:30 p.m.
    PRICE: $94 per person plus tax, gratuity included
  • Parisian Breakfast -- Chefs de France introduces breakfast in Paris. Start your morning "a la Parisienne" with a mimosa, freshly made baguettes, brioches and croissants, unlimited coffee, tea, hot chocolate and orange juice.

    WHERE: Chefs de France, France pavilion in Epcot
    WHEN: Saturdays, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
    PRICE: $39 per person plus tax, gratuity included
  • New French Family Meal Traditions -- For the past few years our team from Monsieur Paul has been delighting you with delicious French Regional Lunches. This year, take a trip back home where each week one of our chefs will prepare a favorite meal from their childhood.

    WHERE: Monsieur Paul, France pavilion in Epcot
    WHEN: Select Fridays and Sundays from noon to 3:30 p.m.
    PRICE: $95 per person plus tax, gratuity included
  • New The Parisian Afternoon, Sandwiches, Macarons and Bubbles! - Relax and recharge with an assortment of finger sandwiches and savory mignardises, followed by an assortment of petits fours and macarons, all with unlimited mimosas.


    WHERE: Monsieur Paul, France pavilion in Epcot
    WHEN: Select Saturdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
    PRICE: $55 per person plus tax, gratuity included
  • Mexican Tequila Lunch - These tastings will complement a selected Mexican regional cuisine and will offer guests the opportunity to learn more about tequila and spirits.

    WHERE: La Hacienda de San Angel, Mexico pavilion at Epcot
    WHEN: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from noon to 1:30 p.m.
    PRICE: $85 per person plus tax, gratuity included.
  • Hibachi Experience -- Guests are treated to a memorable and interactive experience showcasing six courses with one featuring Wagyu beef prepared at your table by Teppan chefs. Each course will demonstrate comparative cooking techniques or ingredients all while spotlighting the art of Japanese Teppan cooking. Specially selected sake will compliment each course.

    WHERE: Teppan Edo, Nihonbashi Dining Room, Japan pavilion in Epcot
    WHEN: Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    PRICE: $150 per person plus tax, gratuity included.
  • New Japanese Craft Beer Tasting -- Izakaya style sampling featuring a selection of 6 Japanese craft beers paired with with sixe Japanese foods in an outdoor deck setting.

    WHERE: Teppan Edo, Nihonbashi Dining Room, Japan pavilion in Epcot
    WHEN: Select Wednesdays, 1 - 2 p.m.
    PRICE: $40 per person plus tax, gratuity included.
  • Tokyo Pairing -- Discover a marriage of three regional wines with tasting size portions of Japanese cuisine. Enjoy three unique style pairings of food, sake and beverages featuring sushi, tuna, and shrimp. A wine representative will moderate each session.

    WHERE: Tokyo Dining, Japan pavilion
    WHEN: Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    PRICE: $100 per person plus tax, gratuity included.
  • Culinary Adventures in Signature Dining (more than 20 dinners throughout the festival; prices vary) -- Signature restaurants welcome you to a memorable meal. The resident chef will prepare a magnificent culinary experience as a hosting winery presents the accompanying wines for each dinner.

    9/26 Flying Fish Cafe noon $149 Tim Keating
    9/30 ESPN Club noon $119 Anthony Gregorek
    9/30 Fulton's Crab House 6:30 p.m. $90 Mark Boor
    10/1 The BOATHOUSE 11:30 a.m. $125 Robert Getchell
    10/1 Yachtsman Steakhouse 5 p.m. $219 Don Sicilia
    10/1 Jiko 6 p.m. $199 David Njoroge
    10/1 Flying Fish Cafe 6 p.m. $189 Tim Keating
    10/7 Trattoria al Forno 12:30 p.m. $119 Christian Rumpler
    10/8 California Grill 6 p.m. $299 Brian Piasecki
    10/8 Hollywood Brown Derby 6 p.m. $189 Craig Schleider
    10/8 Flying Fish Cafe 6 p.m. $189 Tim Keating
    10/13 Le Cellier Steakhouse 11:30 a.m. $119 Dee Foundoukis
    10/14 ESPN Club noon $119 Anthony Gregorek
    10/15 Flying Fish Cafe 6 p.m. $189 Tim Keating
    10/16 Contemporary Catering Chef's Table 7:30 p.m. $249 Frank Brough, Brian Young, Joseph Bonanno, Matt Maslowski, Anthony Aichele
    10/22 Jiko 6 p.m. $199 David Njoroge
    10/22 Hollywood Brown Derby 6 p.m. $189 Craig Schleider
    10/22 The Wave 6:30 p.m. $159 Jay Smith
    10/27 Le Cellier Steakhouse 11:30 a.m. $119 Dee Foundoukis
    10/28 ESPN Club noon $119 Anthony Gregorek
    10/29 Yachtsman Steakhouse 5 p.m. $219 Don Sicilia
    10/29 Flying Fish Cafe 6 p.m. $189 Tim Keating
    11/5 Flying Fish Cafe 6 p.m. $189 Tim Keating
    11/5 Portobello 6:30 p.m. $100 Tony Mantuano
    11/5 Trattoria al Forno 8 p.m. $159 Christian Rumpler
    11/7 Artist Point 11:30 a.m. $189 Michael Gonsalvez
    11/7 Narcoossee's noon $189 Michael Bersell
    11/11 Trattoria al Forno 12:30 p.m. $119 Christian Rumpler
    11/12 Flying Fish Cafe 6 p.m. $189 Tim Keating
    11/12 The Dining Room at Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe 6:30 p.m. $90 Robert Leonardi
    11/14 Flying Fish Cafe noon $149 Tim Keating


  • Cheese Seminars -- 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, Chef's Showcase
    WHEN: Saturdays, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
    PRICE: $79 per person plus tax, gratuity included

    Date Presenter Cheese
    9/26 Max McCalman Artisan Cheeses and Craft Beers of the US
    10/3 Max McCalman English Cheeses and Old World Wines
    10/17 Max McCalman Italy's Cheeses and Wines
    10/24 Max McCalman French Cheeses and Wines
    10/31 Max McCalman Classic Cheeses and Wines of the Old World
    11/7 David Gremmels US Cheeses and Wines
    11/14 Max McCalman World's Magnificent Cheeses and their Wine Partners
  • New Rockin' Burger Block Party - This food and drink event invites you to dine on a mouth-watering menu featuring burgers and party to some of the best music of the century. Dance the night away while tasting specialty sliders created by Disney chefs. Burgers are inspired by recording artists who have left their mark on the beverage world. Enjoy drinks affiliated with top names in the music industry as DJs spin their best tracks.

    WHERE: World ShowPlace
    WHEN: September 25, October 8* and November 6, 7 - 9 p.m.

    Category 1: Nosh Pit Seating -- Block Party VIP style! includes private reserved table, entrance into World Showplace at 6:45 p.m., specialty cocktail toast, premium bar, and more. Limited availability.

    $199 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

    Category 2: Reserved Seating -- reserved table on the main floor, entrance into World ShowPlace at 6:45 p.m. and a specialty cocktail toast. Limited availability.

    $119 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

    Category 3: General admission. Limited seating is available.

    Price: $99 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

    *October 8 the talent from The Chew will serve as hosts for the Rockin' Burger Block Party.
  • 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 America Gardens Theatre. Following the show, World ShowPlace pavilion becomes the setting for a sensational evening where you can wander among tempting tasting stations. Returning this year: Cirque due Soleil acts!

    WHERE: World ShowPlace
    WHEN: October 3, 10, 17, 24* and 31**, 7 - 9:30 p.m.

    Category 1: Wine View Lounge -- includes private reserved table, entrance into World Showplace at 6:45 p.m., specialty cocktail toast, premium bar, artisanal cheese station and more. Limited availability.

    $319 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

    Category 2: Reserved Seating -- reserved table on the main floor, entrance into World ShowPlace at 6:45 p.m. and a specialty cocktail toast. Limited availability.

    $199 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

    Category 3: Party for the Senses -- general admission.

    Price: $169 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

    *Party for the Senses Featuring Disney Chefs from Around the World

    ** Party for the Senses Yelloween Masquerade - Saturday, October 31. Celebrate Halloween in this elegant masquerade setting. Dress code: Stylish and charming! Dress up in chic yellow and black.