FIRST LOOK: The Food and Wine Classic at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin!

You already know we’re big fans of EPCOT’s International Food & Wine Festival, but what if we told you there were even more bite-sized plates to try? It’s true!

Swan and Dolphin Resort

For a limited time, you can enjoy some new foods, drinks, and desserts at the  Food & Wine Classic hosted by the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts! What’s on the menu? What should you try? Let’s take a look!

The Food & Wine Classic is located right next door to EPCOT at the Swan and Dolphin resort (a VERY underrated resort, by the way). During the outdoor event, guests can enjoy unlimited samples, so be sure to save plenty of room!

Food & Wine Classic

Guests are given a map with full details about the entertainment, eats, and more available during the event…

Food & Wine Classic Entertainment

…as well as where they are located around Disney’s Swan & Dolphin Resort.

Food & Wine Classic Map

There various areas of the Food & Wine Classic, including the Beer Garden with six drink locations…

Beer Garden

…as well as four food serving spots to enjoy as you walk around and enjoy the weather, music, and atsmosphere.

Beer Garden

This is where we grabbed some delicious Poutine!

There’s also a main strip of food and drink booths that guests can visit, themed after Food & Wine locations. However, the Food & Wine Classic also features dishes and drinks from restaurants across the Swan and Dolphin Resorts! You can stop by the Shula’s Steakhouse Booth

Shula’s Booth

Picabu Booth

Picabu Booth

The Fountain Booth

The Fountain Booth

Cabana Bar and Beach Club Booth

Cabana Booth

Il Mulino Booth….

Il Mulino Booth

…and a selection of pastries for a taste of what the Swan and Dolphin Resorts have to offer.

Pastry Station

There’s even a booth for the new Amare Restaurant coming to the new Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

Amare Booth

…with dishes like the Grilled Mahi Mahi with Tuscan Kale, Toasted Fregola Sarda, and Spanish Caper Sauce.

Grilled Mahi Mahi

But, you can find other more classic Food & Wine booths as well! There are a few of these spots scattered throughout the resort area, so you can try various wines and dishes from the regions that inspired them. As you’re walking around, you can stop by the California Booth

California Booth

Italy Booth

Italy Booth

…and France Booth.

France Pavilion

Plus, there are a few booths that combine flavors from different regions, like the Oregon and California Booth

Oregon and California Booth

Italy and California Booth….

Italy and California Booth

…and France and Argentina Booth.

France and Argentina Booth

Various standing tables are located along the Beer Garden and main strip of the event, so guests can stop for a moment to eat or drink before exploring more.


Live entertainment is also available to watch as you’re enjoying your time at the Swan and Dolphin with Epic Live!, Rock the Yacht by Epic Live!, The American Sirens, and Adam Duss scheduled to perform.

Epic Live!

A little music while we wine and dine? Don’t mind if we do!

There were so many foods and drinks to try! Starting off strong, we went with the Arkansas BLT from the Cabana booth.


Let’s get eating!

Our bite-sized BLT was so cute — and tasty!

Arkansas BLT

The Chinatown booth had some pork dumplings we had to try!

Chinatown Booth

It was bigger than we expected!

Shanghai Dumpling

Next up, we wanted a little Mexican food, so we headed to Frida’s Kitchen! Art and cooking do go hand in hand, after all!

Frida’s Kitchen Booth

We ordered the Croquetas, which was a fried smoked ham and cheese dumpling with a cilantro crema.


Moving on, we checked out Smokin’ D’s BBQ booth. Take a guess as to what kind of food they served? Beef, of course!

Smokin’ D’s BBQ

We tried the Black Pepper Smoked Beef Brisket with braised greens, white corn, spoon bread, caramelized brussels sprouts, and smoked tomato barbeque sauce.

Beef brisket

The Il Mulino booth offered House Made Ricotta Cheese & Herb Ravioli.

We love pasta!

This one was a little disappointing, but we didn’t let that slow us down!


The Fountain booth was serving Beef Sliders, so you know we had to hop in line to try them!

The Fountain Booth

This little slider featured a truffle aioli, Hobb’s bacon, and a Roma tomato chutney.

Beef Slider

Don’t worry, we still had room for more, so we visited the Hang 10 booth next.

Hang 10 Booth

This booth served us Hearts of Palm Ceviche, made with fresh hearts of palm, citrus, bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, and Bermuda onion.

Hearts of Palm Ceviche

Sticking with the tropical feeling from the Hang 10 booth, we popped over to The Pig & The Poke booth.

The Pig & The Poke Booth

The Tuna Poke was made with Hawaiian Yellowfin Tuna, Koho sushi rice, avocado relish, and crispy fried wontons.

Tuna Poke

This booth also had something for more adventurous eaters: Traditional Earth Baked Kaula Pork.

The Pig & The Poke Booth

There’s the pork!

Kaula Pork

Next up, we took a look at the Muffuletta sandwich, which looked delicious!


Now, how about some desserts? First up, let’s admire these Bourbon Apples.

Bourbon Apples

You can’t have a dessert sampling without some kind of chocolate cake!


The German Chocolate contained a warm chocolate pecan brownie, coconut cream, caramelized pecans, toasted coconut, and fudge icing.

German Chocolate Cake

We also have to mention the wine selection. It is the Food & Wine Classic, after all! The selection was incredible, this booth alone offered a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir!

Wine Booth

The California wine booth offered a Rose and Cabernet Sauvignon. We tried so many incredible foods, desserts, and drinks!

California Wine Booth

There’s a look at the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic!  There are so many amazing options to choose from this year, and we’re already looking forward to next year (it’s never too soon!). In the meantime, stay tuned to AllEars for all the latest Disney news, reviews, and more.

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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