Epcot's
2001 International
Food & Wine Festival

Private Dining Experiences

Your table has been set for an amazing adventure in food and wine. This year the Epcot® International Food and Wine Festival features four epicurean excursions, ranging from fun and festive, to elegant and delectable. To indulge in a journey of the senses, call (407) 939-7832† and make reservations for these limited-seating events.

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Reserve Dinners

All Reserve Dinners for 2001 are now SOLD OUT!

Prepare yourself for an occasion that is first and foremost about celebrating the very finest of wines. Renowned chefs will each prepare a course perfectly matched to each of the selected reserve quality bottles. The vintners and chefs will appear at your table to discuss that evening's harmonies of food and wine. Call (407) 939-7832† to make reservations for these limited seating engagements.

Dinners are from 6 - 9 p.m. Fridays and Sundays during the Festival. $135 per person plus tax (includes gratuity). Seating in the Wonders of Life VIP dining room. Limited to 30 guests per dinner. Jackets preferred. Epcot® admission required. Guests invited to view IllumiNations at the conclusion of this extraordinary evening.

Sunday, October 21
Theme: BORDEAUX & NAPA: THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
Guest Chef: Rick Tramonto, TRU, Chicago, IL
Guest Pastry Chef: Gale Gand, TRU, Chicago, IL
Disney Chefs:TBD
Wineries: Beaulieu Vineyard, Napa Valley, CA
Chateau Phelan Segur
Host: Jancis Robinson, M.W.
Notes: Who can resist an evening of tasting BV's Georges de LaTour with famed wine writer Jancis Robinson? A remarkable kick-off Reserve Dinner to start the Festival that is a must for Bordeaux blend lovers.

Friday, October 26
Theme: KINGS OF CABERNET
Guest Chef: TBD
Disney Chefs: TBD
Wineries: Robert Mondavi, Napa Valley, CA
Silverado, Napa Valley, CA
Host: Fred Dame, M.S., SEAGRAM AMERICAS, San Mateo, CA
Notes: Not only will guests be treated to a vertical of Cabernet from two of Napa Valley's finest producers, but Silverado will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary right here at the Festival. Apropos, since Silverado is owned by members of the Disney family - so expect a little pixie dust this evening! Principals from both wineries will be present to spotlight their wines in this salute to Napa Valley Cabernet.

Sunday, October 28
Theme: THE ULTIMATE TOUR OF ITALY
Guest Chef: TBD
Disney Chefs: TBD
Wineries: Batasiolo, Piedmont, Italy
Castello Banfi, Tuscany, Italy
Masi, Veneto, Italy
Host: Doug Frost, M.S., M.W.
Notes: Doug Frost, well known Master Sommelier and Master of Wine and author, will lead guests through a tasting of top wines from Italy's three premier regions. This is an outstanding opportunity to taste the finest single vineyard Barolo, Banfi's famed Brunello di Montalcino and Summus, and Amarone that you will be dreaming about for weeks to come.

Friday, November 2
Theme: THE SUPER TUSCANS
Guest Chef: TBD
Disney Chefs: TBD
Wineries: Antinori, Tuscany, Italy
Castello di Querceto, Tuscany, Italy
Host: John Blazon, Walt Disney World Co.
Notes: Italy's answer to Bordeaux, 'Super Tuscans' are highly rated, highly sought after, and highly allocated - and four of them will be served at this dinner! Both Antinori and Querceto are returning for a second year to repeat our guests' choice as the most outstanding evening of 2000.

Sunday, November 4
Theme: SENSATIONAL SONOMA!
Guest Chef: TBD
Disney Chefs: TBD
Wineries: Benziger Family Winery, Sonoma County, CA
Iron Horse, Sonoma County, CA
Kenwood, Sonoma County, CA
Host: Andrea Immer, M.S.
Notes: Move over Napa Valley, there's another region in California producing blockbuster wines! Andrea Immer, Master Sommelier and author of "Great Wines Made Simple", will host this special evening as three revered Sonoma producers present their finest. Starting off with Late Disgorged Brut from Iron Horse, guests will also be served Benziger's Reserve Merlot and Kenwood's Artist Series Cabernet, each award-winning and scored in the 90's by several wine publications.

Friday, November 9
Theme: A TALE OF TERROIRS
Guest Chefs: TBD
Disney Chef: TBD
Wineries: Alma Viva, Chile
Agusti Torello, Spain
Flora Springs, Napa Valley, CA
Vina Bajoz, Spain
Host: TBD
Notes: This is a mini-world tour of both New World and Old World soil and soul. From Spain, Agusti Torello will be presenting their Kripta cava that is not only a delight on the palate, but the bottle it comes in is so unique and decorative it can be considered a collector's item. Also from Spain, Vina Bajoz' Gran Reserva is a new sensation that has received rave reviews. Flora Springs and Alma Viva certainly need no introduction as New World producers of world-class Bordeaux blends from Napa and Chile, respectively.

Sunday, November 11
Theme: QUE SYRAH, SHIRAZ!
Guest Chef: Michael Ginor, HUDSON VALLEY FOIE GRAS, NY
Disney Chefs: Philippe Wilhelm, DISNEY'S YACHT & BEACH CLUB RESORT
TBD
Wineries: Jean-Luc Colombo, Rhône Valley, France
Penfolds, Australia
Rosemount, Australia
Host: Oz Clarke, Author, England
Notes: Syrah's idyllic home for centuries has been in the northern Rhône of France, and none other than Jean-Luc Colombo himself will be here to present his fabulous Cornas. Syrah has found a second idyllic home now too, and a new style, in Australia, where they call it Shiraz. Penfolds brought this varietal to the forefront with its legendary Grange, which will be tasted this evening, along with a more recent sensation, Rosemount's Balmoral Syrah. To top it off, renowned wine personality and author Oz Clarke will be the special host for this Syrah-lovers' evening.

Friday, November 16
Theme: THE ZEN OF ZIN
Guest Chefs: Roberto Donna, GALILEO, Washington, D.C.
Disney Chef: TBD
Wineries: Quivira Vineyards, Sonoma County, CA
Edmeades, Mendocino County, CA
TBD
Host: Evan Goldstein, M.S., SEAGRAM CHATEAU & ESTATE WINES, CA
Notes: Lovers of Zinfandel will savor this tribute to America's heritage grape. Winemaker Grady Wann of Quivira will be unveiling his new single vineyard Zinfandels which will be making their Florida debut at this dinner. Winemaker Van Williamson of Edmeades is always a hit - and expect a few surprises at this very 'themed' dinner!

Sunday, November 18
Theme:THE FINEST OF FRENCH CELLARS
Guest Chef: Pascal Oudin, PASCAL ON PONCE, Coral Gables, FL
Michel Richard, CITRONELLE, Washington, D.C.
Disney Chefs: TBD
Wineries: Grand Marnier, Cognac, France
Louis Jadot, Burgundy, France
TBD
Host: Steven Olson, LIBATIONS
Notes: Think Grand Cru Burgundy from Louis Jadot and other special treasures from France, capped off with a snifter of Grand Marnier 150th! Guest Host Steven Olson will lead this mini tour of France with his usual witty and approachable style. This will truly be an unparalleled evening of some of the world's top wines paired with incredible French cuisine.

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Winemakers Dinners


All Winemaker Dinners for 2001 are now SOLD OUT!


This casual yet elegant evening will take you and your tastebuds on a splendid journey. All of the Winemaker Dinners will boast a different cultural theme. Each course within that theme will be accompanied by wines meticulously selected by their vintners. As your tastebuds relish the morsels of a distant place, your eyes and ears will enjoy authentic, live entertainment from that land. And as the evening winds down, you will have the opportunity to meet the celebrity chefs and winemakers. Call (407) 939-7832† to make reservations for these limited-seating engagements. Resort attire requested.

Dinners are from 6 - 8:45 p.m. Fridays and Sundays during the Festival. $80 per person plus tax (includes gratuity). Hosted in the Odyssey Center at Epcot®. Seating limited to 120 guests per dinner. Epcot admission required. Guests invited to view IllumiNations at the conclusion of the evening.

Sunday, October 21
Theme: HOT FROM L.A.!
Guest Chefs: Norman Love, NORMAN LOVE & ASSOCIATES, Naples, FL
Robin Stotter, WOLFGANG FOOD COMPANY, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Disney Chef: TBD
Wineries: Mumm Cuvée Napa, Napa Valley, CA
Sterling Vineyards, Napa Valley, CA
Host: Pam Smith, R.D., Author and Celebrity Nutritionist, Orlando, FL
Notes: Robin Stotter is Executive Chef for all of Wolfgang Puck's restaurants and he will lead the way showcasing the latest trends on the L.A. culinary scene. Expect flavor, freshness, and a little fun California-style! For the wines, a perfect pairing will be provided by Sterling Vineyards and Mumm Cuvée Napa.

Friday, October 26
Theme: BISTRO CUISINE
Guest Chefs: Jean-Robert de Cavel, MAISONETTE, Cincinnati, OH
Steve Klc, PASTRYARTS.COM, Washington, DC
Disney Chef: TBD
Wineries: Inniskillin Wines, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
Mommessin, Burgundy, France
Turnbull, Napa Valley, CA
Host: Pam Smith, R.D., Author and Celebrity Nutritionist, Orlando, FL
Notes: The best of French and American cuisine complemented by great wines from Burgundy and Napa. Guest chef Jean-Robert de Cavel is from Maisonette in Cincinnati, Ohio, which has won the Mobil 5 Star Award 37 years in a row, more than any other restaurant in America. Dessert will be a special treat, as Steve Klc, contributing editor for Food Arts magazine, will unveil a special creation made with and served with Inniskillin's famous Icewine.

Sunday, October 28
Theme: COASTAL CUISINE
Guest Chef: Jimmy Gherardi, J's, Cincinnati, OH
Disney Chefs: TBD
Wineries: Charles Krug, Napa Valley, CA
Pipers Brook, Tasmania, Australia
Host: Pam Smith, R.D., Author and Celebrity Nutritionist, Orlando, FL
Notes: Jimmy Gherardi, Executive Chef and owner of "J's" restaurant, which is recognized by Wine Enthusiast as one of the top 27 restaurants in the U.S. for food and wine, will take you on a fine dining journey of flavorful, fresh seafood fare. This culinary journey will be perfectly paired with wines from Charles Krug and Pipers Brook.

Friday, November 2
Theme: THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Guest Chef: John Sarich, Chateau Ste. Michelle, WA
Disney Chefs: TBD
Wineries: Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Valley, WA
Sagelands, Yakima Valley, WA
Host: Pam Smith, R.D., Author and Celebrity Nutritionist, Orlando, FL
Notes: The Pacific Northwest is well-known for its cuisine style and chef John Sarich is a noted cookbook author and culinary television and radio personality who will be preparing signature dishes from the region. Washington is also rapidly becoming recognized for top quality wines, which will be featured this evening.

Sunday, November 4
Theme: ¡FIESTA OF FLAVORS!
Guest Chef: Rick Bayless, FRONTERA GRILL, Chicago, IL
Disney Chefs: TBD
Wineries: Valckenberg, Germany
Gunderloch, Rheinhessen, Germany
Munchhof, Mosel-saar-Ruwer, Germany
Host: Pam Smith, R.D., Author and Celebrity Nutritionist, Orlando, FL
Notes: Haute cuisine meets the fiery flavors of Latin America. Famous chef and cookbook author Rick Bayless will be one of the chefs astounding you with gourmet renditions of the Hispanic flavors that remain a hot trend worldwide. A perfect match to the zesty courses will be fantastic German wines.

Friday, November 9
Theme: THE FRENCH CONNECTION
Guest Chefs: Keegan Geerhard, AUXILLIUM PASTRY POSSIBILITIES, Charlotte, NC
Thierry Rautereau, ROVER'S, Seattle, WA
Disney Chef: Philippe Wilhelm, DISNEY'S YACHT & BEACH CLUB RESORT
Wineries: Albert Bichot, Burgundy, France
Fess Parker, Santa Barbara County, CA
Host: Pam Smith, R.D., Author and Celebrity Nutritionist, Orlando, FL
Notes: French cuisine and wine have long been lauded as the international standard for the finest quality. France native Thierry Rautereau has been wowing Seattle residents at his highly acclaimed Rover's restaurant for years and brings his talents here for this dinner. To complete this foray into the French Paradox, incredible wines from Albert Bichot of Burgundy will be presented, along with the French-influenced wines of Fess Parker.

Sunday, November 11
Theme: TASTE OF THE FRENCH QUARTER
Guest Chefs: Dominique Macquet, DOMINIQUE'S, New Orleans, LA
Disney Chef: TBD
Wineries: Geyser Peak, Sonoma County, CA
Simi, Sonoma County, CA
Host: Pam Smith, R.D., Author and Celebrity Nutritionist, Orlando, FL
Notes: Chef Dominique Macquet received rave reviews for his food during last year's festival and returns to provide another memorable experience for guests. This will be an evening of Bayou flavors "jazzed" up with a little Asian and Mediterranean influence. Top wineries from Sonoma, Geyser Peak and Simi, will provide the fine wines to complement the cuisine.

Friday, November 16
Theme: CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY CUISINE
Guest Chefs: John Ash, FETZER VINEYARD'S, Santa Rosa, CA
Emily Luchetti, FARALLON, Sausalito, CA
Disney Chef: CALIFORNIA GRILL
Wineries: Fetzer Vineyards, Mendocino County, CA
Korbel, Sonoma County, CA
Host: Pam Smith, R.D., Author and Celebrity Nutritionist, Orlando, FL
Notes: John Ash, Fetzer Vineyard's Culinary Director and one of California's most influential chefs, will be using ingredients which are local, seasonal and indigenous to the California Wine Country. Fetzer and Korbel will be uncorking a perfect match to this culinary treat.

Sunday, November 18
Theme: WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Guest Chef: TBD
Disney Chefs: Serge Burkel, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Wineries: Chateau des Charmes, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
Rustenberg, South Africa
Brampton, South Africa
Host: Pam Smith, R.D., Author and Celebrity Nutritionist, Orlando, FL
Notes: Whether it be a hunting lodge in the Rocky Mountain Range or an African safari, the evening's feast is bound to be untamed! This dinner is an exploration into the fields and forests of two continents and celebrates exotic wild game cuisine. In keeping with the theme, guests will get to taste some of the finest wines from South Africa and Canada.

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Grand Tastings


It's about discovery. It's about exploration. It's about experience. You graze from station to station and sample the celebrity chefs' savory creations. A little of this, a little of that. Definitely a little more of that! And as the atmosphere swells, the festive music fades to become an ambient wallpaper. Your palate is pampered by the velvety nectars featured by guest vintners. Call (407) 939-7832† to make reservations for this limited-seating engagement. New for this year, Beer stations with excellent beers for our guests to enjoy.

Dinners are from 6:30 - 9 p.m., Saturdays during the Festival. Cost is $65 per person plus tax (includes gratuity). The dinners are hosted in the Odyssey Center at Epcot® and admission is required. Guests invited to view IllumiNations at the conclusion of the evening. Resort attire requested.

Saturday, October 20
Featured Guest Chefs: Robin Stotter, WOLFANG FOOD CO., Nationwide
Rick Tramonto, TRU, Chicago, ILL
Gale Gand, TRU, Chicago, ILL (Pastry)
Norman Love, NORMAN LOVE & ASSOC., Naples, FL (Pastry)
Walt Disney World Chefs:TBD
Wineries:
Beaulieu Vineyard, Napa Valley, CA
Champagne Pommery, Champagne, France
Château Phelan Segur, Bordeaux, France
Kendall-Jackson, Sonoma County, CA
Kirkland Ranch, Napa Valley, CA
Macallan, Glenlivet, Scotland
Mumm Cuvée Napa, Napa Valley, CA
Sterling Vineyards, Napa Valley, CA
Viña Montgras, Chile


Saturday, October 27
Featured Guest Chefs: Jimmy Gherardi, J's, Cincinnati, OH
Jean-Robert de Cavel, MAISONETTE, Cincinnati, OH
Mark Franz, FARALLON, Sausalito, CA
Steve Klc, PASTRYARTS.COM, Washington, D.C. (Pastry)
Walt Disney World Chefs: TBD
Wineries:
Batasiolo, Piedmont, Italy
Castello Banfi, Tuscany, Italy
Charles Krug, Napa Valley, CA
Cousino Macul, Chile
DeBortoli, Australia
Germain-Robin Brandy, Mendocino County, CA
Inniskillin Wines, Niagara Peninsula, Canada
Masi, Veneto, Italy
Mommessin, Burgundy, France
Pipers Brook, Tasmania, Australia
Robert Mondavi Family of Wines, Napa Valley, CA
Robert Stemmler, Sonoma County, CA
Silverado, Napa Valley, CA
Te Awa Farm, New Zealand
Turnbull Cellars, Napa Valley, CA
Villa Sandi, Veneto, Italy


Saturday, November 3
Featured Guest Chefs:
Rick Bayless, FRONTERA, Chicago, ILL
John Sarich, CHATEAU STE. MICHELE, Woodinville, WA
Brooke Vosika, 5757 at the Four Seasons, New York, NY
Francois Payard, PAYARD PÂTISSERIE, New York, NY (Pastry)
Walt Disney World Chefs:TBD
Wineries:
Antinori, Tuscany, Italy
Arcadian, Santa Ynez, CA
Benziger Family Winery, Sonoma County, CA
Bodegas Rauda, Ribera del Duero, Spain
Broadbent Selections, Douro, Portugal
Casa Lapostolle, Chile
Castello di Querceto, Tuscany, Italy
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Valley, WA
Iron Horse Vineyards, Sonoma County, CA
Kenwood Vineyards, Sonoma County, CA
Lockwood Vineyard, Monterey, CA
Palmer Vineyards, Long Island, New York
Perez Barquero, Montilla, Spain
Sagelands, Yakima Valley, WA
Valckenberg, Rheinhessen, Germany
Valley of the Moon Winery, Sonoma County, CA


Saturday, November 10
Featured Guest Chefs:
Michael Ginor, HUDSON VALLEY FOIE GRAS, Great neck, NY
Dominique Macquet, DOMINIQUE'S, New Orleans, LA
Thierry Rautereau, ROVER'S, Seattle, WA
Keegan Gerhard, FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, Chicago, ILL (Pastry)
Walt Disney World Chefs: TBD
Wineries:
Albert Bichot, Burgundy, France
Agusti Torello, Spain
Concha y Toro, Chile
Eberle, Paso Robles, CA
Edna Valley, CA
Fess Parker, Santa Barbara County, CA
Flora Springs, Napa Valley, CA
Geyser Peak, Sonoma County, CA
Grgich Hills Cellar, Napa Valley, CA
Honig, Napa Valley, CA
Jean-Luc Colombo, Rhône, France
La Crema, Sonoma County, CA
Penfolds, Australia
Rosemount Estates, Australia
Simi, Sonoma County, CA
Stonehaven, Australia
Viña Bajoz, Toro, Spain


Saturday, November 17
Featured Guest Chefs:
Roberto Donna, GALILEO, Washington, D.C.
Pascal Oudin, PASCAL ON PONCE, Coral Gables, FL
John Ash, FETZER VINEYARD, Santa Rosa, CA
Michel Richard, CITRONELLE, Washington, D.C. (Pastry)
Emily Luchetti, FARLLON, Sausalito, CA (Pastry)
Walt Disney World Chefs: TBD
Wineries:
Chateau des Charmes, Niagara Peninsula, Canada
Edmeades, Mendocino County, CA
Fetzer Vineyards, Mendocino County, CA
George DeBoeuf, Burgundy, France
Grand Marnier, Cognac, France
Greg Norman Estates, Australia
J. Lohr, CA
Korbel, Sonoma County, CA
MacRostie, Sonoma County, CA
Maison Louis Jadot, Burgundy, France
Meerlust, South Africa
Quivira Vineyards, Sonoma County, CA
Weingut Klein, Germany