2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
September 14 - November 14, 2016

Special Dining Experiences

Complete details for premium events for the 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival are posted on epcotfoodfestival.com.

Booking opened to the general public at 7 a.m. on July 21. Call 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378). Also, some events may be booked online at epcotfoodfestival.com.

Here are the special dining events this year (NOTE: all events subject to change!):

RESORT PREMIUM DINING EXPERIENCES

  • New Brunch with a Twist at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

    WHERE: Citricos
    WHEN: Thursday, October 6, noon - 2 p.m.
    PRICE: $169 per person, plus tax, gratuity included. (Complimentary valet parking provided.)

    Relish a sumptuous repast from the culinary team. Guests of this event will be treated to a 5-star, 5-course meal prepared by the award-winning chefs Executive Chef Scott Hunnel,, Chef Dom Filoni, Chef Lawrence Searl, Chef Noah Estabrook, Chef Nick Mussara and Executive Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek, representing Victoria & Albert's, Citricos, Narcoossee's, the Grand Floridian Cafe and the Grand Floridian Bakery. From appetizers to to an Austrian dumpling dessert, each course will be carefully paired with complementary wines. Attendees will learn new cooking techniques and have the opportunity to ask questions while watching chefs whip up their individual specialties. Plus, guests will receive a surprise takeaway commemorating the event.

  • New Culinary Adventures with a Master Chef

    WHERE: Convention Center and Chef's Table at Contemporary Resort
    WHEN: October 7, 21; November 3, 9 -- 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    PRICE: $259 per person, plus tax, gratuity included.

    Learn pro tips and tricks that kick your kitchen skills into high flambe, then feast on the fruits of your labor. Amateur chefs and foodies alike will embard on the gastronomical adventure of a lifetime as they enter a world rivaling Le Cordon Bleu. In a professional "working" kitchen, you will spend 60 minutes at various stations preparing different dishes under the direction of Disney chefs. You will then dine on a 5-course meal at the Chef's Table, each dish paired with wines selected by the chefs. This is a 3-hour epicurean experience that is not to be missed. As a parting gift, all participants will take home a complimentary cookbook and apron commemorating the event.

  • New Behind the Scenes at Trader Sam's Grog Grotto

    WHERE: Trader Sam's Grog Grotto at the Polynesian Village Resort
    WHEN: September 21, 28; October 5, 12 -- noon to 2 p.m.
    PRICE: $99 per person, plus tax, gratuity included.

    This entertaining lunch event includes a tour of Trader Sam's, the iconic eatery where island fantasies come to life. Guests will learn about the restaurant's mystical history and how its famed specialty drinks and Asian-influenced menu are created to reflect the kitschy, colorful environment. Guests will be immersed in the experience by learning how to mix their favorite dark and light spirits into island drinks paired with unique spirits selections.

  • New The Secret of Flavor

    WHERE: Yachtsman Steakhouse at the Yacht Club Resort
    WHEN: September 22, October 20, November 3 -- Noon to 2 p.m.
    PRICE: $129 per person, plus tax, gratuity included.

    Indulge in a savory smorgasbord for your mind as well as your taste buds. During this 3-course lunch, attendees will learn how each of our 5 senses impacts our fondness for specific foods.

SPECIAL FESTIVAL DINING EXPERIENCES

  • Beverage Boot Camp Series - Exploring Wines the Mondavi Way

    WHERE: East Hall at World ShowPlace pavilion in Epcot
    WHEN: Sunday, September 18, 1 - 3 p.m.
    PRICE: $129 per person, plus tax, gratuity included (Epcot admission required.)

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Robert Mondavi Winery at this special tribute event with Andrea Robinson, Master Sommelier, who will showcase the inspirational story of the late Robert Mondavi. You will have the opportunity to taste wines that have continued to inspire the wine world today. After the tasting there will be a light reception.

  • Beverage Boot Camp Series - Demystifying Bourbon the Jim Beam Way

    Learn about the magic of Jim Beam bourbon production through the eyes of a master distiller. The event will include a light reception and classic Bourbon cocktail tasting.

    WHERE: East Hall at World ShowPlace pavilion in Epcot
    WHEN: Sunday, October 30, 1 - 3 p.m.
    PRICE: $129 per person, plus tax, gratuity included (Epcot admission required.)

  • What's Cookin' with... -- Begin the day with a plated breakfast joined by a celebrity guest, who will offer culinary insights into a favorite dish. Toast with sparkling wine and then sit down with the event emcee and the guest for a question and answer session, as they share the secret ingredients of their success.

    WHERE: Festival Center, Chef's Showcase
    WHEN: Select Fridays and Sundays, 9:15 - 10:45 a.m.
    PRICE: $129 per person, plus tax, gratuity included (Epcot admission required.)

    September 16: Elizabeth Falkner
    September 18: Bryan Voltaggio
    September 23: Andrea Robinson
    September 24: Robert Irvine
    September 30: Graham Elliot
    October 2: Buddy Valastro
    October 7: Jamie Deen
    October 9: Cat Cora
    October 14: Emily Ellyn
    October 21: Andrew Zimmern
    October 23: Rock Harper
    October 28: Duff Goldman
    October 30: Geoffrey Zakarian
    November 4: Alex Guarnaschelli
    November 6: David Guas
    November 11: Sarah Fioroni
    November 13: Jehangir Mehta
  • Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing -- Guests will be treated to cuisine that showcases the unique flavors of the Mediterranean and Moroccan and beyond. Paired with the perfect wine, each delicious meat and seafood dish embodies the cultural diversity and spirit of this region.

    WHERE: Spice Road Table, Morocco, in Epcot
    WHEN: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1 - 3 p.m. DATES: September 14, 19, 21, 26, 28; October 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 19, 24, 26, 31; November 2, 7, 9, 14.
    PRICE: $65 per person, plus tax, gratuity included (Epcot admission required.)
  • 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: Select Tuesdays, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. DATES: September 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8.
    PRICE: $62 per person, plus tax, gratuity included (Epcot admission required.)
  • Italian Food, Wine vs Beer Pairing -- 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 and Thursdays, 1:30 - 4 p.m. DATES: September 20, 22, 27, 29; October 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27; November 1, 3, 8, 10.
    PRICE: $88 per person plus tax, gratuity included (Epcot admission required.)
  • Italian Regional Food and Wine Pairing Luncheon -- This wine pairing event showcases five courses, two with white truffle, paired with a variety of regional Italian wines.

    WHERE: Tutto Gusto at Tutto Italia Ristorante, Italy pavilion in Epcot
    WHEN: Select Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon -2:30 p.m. DATES: September 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30; October 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 31; November 2, 4, 7, 9, 11.
    PRICE: $99 per person plus tax, gratuity included (Epcot admission required.)
  • Parisian Breakfast -- 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: Select Saturdays, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. DATES: September 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12.
    PRICE: $40 per person plus tax, gratuity included (Epcot admission required.)
  • French Family Meal Traditions -- Take a trip back home where each week chefs will prepare a favorite meal from their childhood. Each participant will leave with the "Best of Paul Bocuse" book with his greatest recipes.

    WHERE: Monsieur Paul, France pavilion in Epcot
    WHEN: Select Fridays and Sundays from Noon to 3:30 p.m. DATES: October 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30; November 4, 6, 11, 12

    PRICE: $95 per person plus tax, gratuity included (Epcot admission required.)
  • The Parisian Afternoon - 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. DATES: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12.
    PRICE: $55 per person plus tax, gratuity included
  • Mexican Tequila Lunch - During an authentic 4-course Mexican meal, you can sample a diverse range of tequila selections chosen to complement the spices found in the unique, regional-themed dishes.

    WHERE: La Hacienda de San Angel, Mexico pavilion at Epcot
    WHEN: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. DATES: September 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29 30; October 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29; November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12.
    PRICE: $85 per person plus tax, gratuity included.
  • Hibachi Experience: The Heart of Miyazaki -- Guests will enjoy the interactive performance of the Teppan chefs while they prepare foods from the Miyazaki Prefecture, famous for its Wagyu beef.

    WHERE: Teppan Edo, Nihonbashi Dining Room, Japan pavilion in Epcot
    WHEN: Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. DATES: September 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8
    PRICE: $160 per person plus tax, gratuity included. (Epcot admission required.)
  • Japanese Craft Beer Tasting: Izakaya-style - Learn the difference between beer varieties as well as growing trends amongst Japan's top breweries. Delight in a flight of authentic craft beer paired with regional fare in an outdoor setting.

    WHERE: Katsura Garden Deck, Japan pavilion in Epcot
    WHEN: Select Wednesdays, 1 - 2 p.m. DATES: September 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9.
    PRICE: $60 per person plus tax, gratuity included. (Epcot admission required.)
  • Tokyo Pairing: Umami (the Sixth Sense) -- Three unique style pairings of Wagyu beef, lobster tail and king crab legs, and sushi prepared using naturally fermented ingredients and sauces. Pairings will feature such dishes as Wagyu sea urchin, lobster and king crab legs tempura with salt Koji cheese -- all paired with sake and beverages.

    WHERE: Tokyo Dining, Japan pavilion
    WHEN: Thursdays, 4:30 - 6 p.m. DATES: September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10.
    PRICE: $150 per person plus tax, gratuity included. (Epcot admission required.)
  • 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.

    9/15 The BOATHOUSE 11:30 a.m. $150 Disney Springs
    9/20 ESPN Club noon $119 BoardWalk
    9/24 Narcoossee's noon $199 Grand Floridian
    9/24 Jiko 6 p.m. $199 Animal Kingdom Lodge
    9/27 ESPN Club noon $119 BoardWalk
    9/28 Portobello 6:30 p.m. $110 Disney Springs
    10/4 ESPN Club noon $119 BoardWalk
    10/5 Trattoria al Forno 12:30 p.m. $139 BoardWalk
    10/6 Yachtsman Steakhouse 5 p.m. $229 Yacht Club
    10/8 Artist Point 11:30 a.m. $169 Wilderness Lodge
    10/14 Contemporary Catering Chef's Table 7:30 p.m. $259 Contemporary Resort
    10/20 Brown Derby 6 p.m. $199 Disney's Hollywood Studios
    10/20 Raglan Road 6:30 p.m. $177 Disney Springs
    10/21 Victoria & Albert's 6:30 p.m. $600 Grand Floridian
    10/26 The Wave 12:30 p.m. $169 Contemporary Resort
    10/27 Flying Fish 6 p.m. $199 BoardWalk
    10/27 California Grill 6 p.m. $319 Contemporary Resort
    10/28 Afternoon Tea at Crescent Solarium 1 p.m. $79 Beach Club
    11/2 Trattoria al Forno 12:30 p.m. $139 BoardWalk
    11/3 Flying Fish 6 p.m. $199 BoardWalk
    11/10 Trattoria al Forno 6:30 p.m. $169 BoardWalk
    11/10 Flying Fish 6 p.m. $199 BoardWalk
    11/12 Jiko 6 p.m. $199 Animal Kingdom Lodge


  • 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, 9:15 - 10:45 a.m.
    PRICE: $89 per person plus tax, gratuity included

    Date Presenter Cheese
    9/17 Max McCalman Great British Cheeses and Ales
    10/1 Tonda Corrente Mediterranean Cheeses and Wines
    10/8 Erin Hedley French Cheeses and Wines
    10/15 Max McCalman Italian Cheeses and Wines
    10/22 David Gremmels World Class Cheeses and Wines of the US
    10/29 Max McCalman Old World Cheeses and Wines
    11/5 Max McCalman Season's Best Cheeses and Wines
  • 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 (Epcot admission required.)
    WHEN: Select Fridays, 7 - 9 p.m.: September 30 featuring Chef Maneet Chauhan; October 14 featuring Chef Alex Seidel; and November 11 featuring Chef Jehangir Mehta.

    Category 1: Nosh Pit Seating -- 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
  • Party for the Senses -- Feast on this tribute to the sensory arts. While sampling delicacies from more than 50 tasting stations, attendees can take in an evening of entertainment specially created for that night.

    WHERE: World ShowPlace (Epcot admission required.)
    WHEN: Select Fridays and Saturdays, 7 - 9:30 p.m.: October 1, 8*, 15**, 22, 28***and 29***

    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.

    $329 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 chefs from Disney Springs

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

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