Epcot's
1999 International
Food & Wine Festival


October 23 - November 21, 1999


Overview

Send your taste buds on a trip around the world as you sample foods that are the pride and joy of India, Italy, Greece, Russia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and other international regions. You're in for a culinary and cultural potpourri complete with food & wine marketplaces, fantastic entertainment, culinary demonstrations, wine seminars, kids' activities and more.

Polish kielbasa, Norwegian salmon, Caribbean jerk pork, and Russian blinis.  You'll eat and you'll eat some more while enjoying Moroccan belly dancers, Chinese acrobats, Jamaican limbo dancers, and other great entertainers.

You'll see celebrated chefs and taste world-class wines all on a delightful stroll along World Showcase Lagoon. Connoisseurs of fine dining won't want to miss the Winemaker Dinners and Grand Tastings featuring world class chefs and winemakers.

Festival Highlights Marketplaces


22 International marketplaces located around the World Showcase Lagoon
serving authentic cuisine and wines from more than thirty nations.

The Walt Disney World Marketplace features the culinary specialties of top
WDW restaurants. A different restaurant is featured each day of the festival.
Over 100 appetizer-sized portions offered, priced from $1-$3.

 

Culinary Demonstrations

Some of the top chefs in America lead one hour cooking demonstrations with
tastings, followed by book signings and question and answer sessions twice
daily in Odyssey Pavilion. 15 minute demonstrations are performed at each marketplace (offering food items) four times daily.

 

Beer & Wine Seminars, Including Tastings

In-depth, 45-minute seminars held three times daily in a tented area near
France.  Informal, 20-minute seminars held twelve times daily in a tented area
near Germany.

For Beer Lovers Specialty Beer Garden, located at American Adventure, features 8
microbrew  beers priced at $2 and $4. Budweiser Beer School, near American Adventure, provides an in-depth look at  the brewing process, including tastings.

Unique Venues and Experiences

The Gourmet Market, located near Canada, features, themed merchandise,
gourmet food products, and cookbooks from visiting chefs and wine
speakers. Guests can speak with visiting winemakers and ask them questions about
their  wineries at "Meet the Winemakers" conducted daily from noon to 6 p.m.
at the Wine Shop, located near Morocco.

A collection of exhibits that celebrate the artistry of winemaking are  located at the entrance to World Showcase near Canada. 

Special Evening Events Winemaker Dinners Intimate, Casually Elegant Dining   Experiences Guests will enjoy five exquisite food courses prepared by different chefs,  with each course perfectly accompanied by two wines carefully chosen by renowned vintners who discuss their wines selections with guests throughout  the meal. At the evening's end, guests have the opportunity to meet the chefs and winemakers.

6:00-9:00 p.m. in Odyssey Pavilion; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and
Sunday;  100 guests per dinner. $75 per person, plus tax (includes gratuity).
Florida Resident Special: $96 per person, including Epcot After 4 admission
and gratuity, plus tax. Epcot Admission Required

Grand Tastings - Relaxed & Refined Reception-Style Samplings

Guests will sample more than 30 different wines and 15 different culinary
creations during these events, speaking with the guest chefs as they create,
and discussing food and wine pairings with the guest winemakers.  7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Odyssey Pavilion; Saturday only; 300 guests per tasting.  $55 per person, plus tax (includes gratuity). Florida Resident Special: $76 per person, including Epcot After 4
admission  and gratuity, plus tax. Epcot Admission Required

Additional Websites with 1999 Food and Wine Information

Walt Disney World Entertainment

Steve Soares maintains an up-to-date site telling you all you need to know about WDW Entertainment including the Food and Wine Festival Information: http://wdwent.com