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Food & Wine Festival
October 20 - November 18, 2001
The world is your oyster, your warm German strudel, your Norwegian salmon and your Russian babas. You'll eat, and you'll eat some more, sampling foods and wine that are the pride and joy of over 30 different countries. Send your tastebuds on an amazing trip around the world as you check out the festival highlights below.
Food and Wine Marketplaces*
24 marketplaces serve international food and beverages from more than 30 nations, priced from $1 - $4.50 each. Located around the World Showcase Lagoon.
Countries and Regions: Chile and Argentina, Canada, China, South Africa, Champagne, Cognac, Mediterranean, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Scandinavia, New Zealand, Poland, Russia and Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Spain and Portugal, Switzerland and Austria, Ireland, Ecuador, United States.
Fun for kids with their own special food.
Located on the World Showcase Promenade in two locations, near Canada and Mexico, the Gourmet Market features themed merchandise, gourmet food products, and cookbooks from visiting chefs.
Celebrate the good life! Great wine, food & entertainment. Located between France and Morroco. Experience Chefs, Artisans, merchandise wine shop and seminars in this "alfresco-like" setting.
Special Wine Events (require additional ticket) - Reserve dinners, Winemaker Dinners, Grand Tastings and Food Pairings.
Lifestyles Series: celebrating the good things in life!
Trend research shows that consumers desire to "discover" more about the broader world of entertaining, dining, foods, wines, and the plethora of topics surrounding living the "Good Life." This year, guests will find that our popular Culinary Demonstrations are only a part of this new series that showcases "the good things in life." Our Lifestyles programming reaches out to a broad audience, by including topics around "Olive Oils" and "Fresh Herbs," and "Entertaining at home" and "Setting the table for the holidays." Celebrity Guest chefs, our Lifestyles Series sponsors, and Walt Disney World's very own wealth of resources will provide the expertise and talent for our daily programming. Every day, 15-30 minute live sessions will touch on a vast variety of topics, all under the common umbrella of " celebrating the good things in life!"
For Beer Lovers*
"History of Beer in America" presented by Samuel Adams - Discover the rich history of beer brewing and enjoy free tastings. Located in front of the American Adventure.
International Specialty Beer Garden - Special area dedicated to beer lovers featuring microbrews priced from $2 - $8.
BARRAGE is an innovative fiddle group composed of accomplished your musicians whose performances have been described as "...flawless displays of raw energy." Utilizing eclectic instrumentation and performance style, their wide range of music includes world beat, roots, Celtic, traditional, and contemporary pop. BARRAGE showtimes are 3:00, 4:30, 5:45 and 7:10
Free Demonstrations and Seminars
(verify times at the Festival)
Culinary 10 minute demonstrations
- Sushi: 1:00pm, 3:45pm, 5:45pm
China - Noodle Pulling: 12:30pm, 3:35pm, 4:40pm
Kid's Marketplace: 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:50pm
Chefs, florists, nutritionists show off their talents, including questions and answers, book signings. 2:00pm and 4:00pm daily at the Terrace
History of Beer in America - Learn how beer is made with a self-guided walking tour and a 15 minute seminar and tasting. Every half hour from 12:30 - 5:00pm at the American Adventure Courtyard
From Vine to Wine
Thirty minute guided tour by Robert Mondavi Wines to learn the winemaking process. Includes a tasting. Every half hour from 12:30 - 5:00pm near Germany
Germany - stop and smell the essences found in wine - Chardonnay and Merlot.
Advanced Wine Seminars
seminars lasting 45 minutes
The Terrace - 1:00, 3:00, 5:00
Innoventions West - 11:00, 12:30, 2:00, 3:30, 5:30
Kids' Marketplace - Create your own Chef's Hat from 1:00 - 8:00pm
International Food and Wine Festival
Oct. 20-Nov. 18, 2001
WHAT: Month-long festival of culinary samplings, wine and beer tastings and live entertainment. More than 20 international food and wine marketplaces around World Showcase Lagoon represent different regions of the world, with appetizer-sized portions from $1-$4.50. Grand Tastings, Winemaker Dinners, Reserve Dinners, and Food and Wine Pairings showcase international food and wine throughout the month.
WHATS NEW: Ireland, Scandinavia and Ecuador marketplaces; The Terrace, featuring free Lifestyles Experiences; Kids Marketplace; History of Beer in America presented by The Boston Beer Co., Brewer of Samuel Adams in American Adventure courtyard; From Vine to Wine guided tour by the Robert Mondavi Family of Wines with complimentary tastings.
Complimentary 45-minute wine seminars and tastings in venues near France and the entrance to World Showcase. More than 70 wineries are conducting seminars this year.
More than 20 international food and wine marketplaces around World Showcase, with wine and appetizer-sized portions from $1-$4.50, and Disney chef cooking demonstrations scheduled daily.
For beer lovers, there will be more than 20 national and international beers featured around World Showcase and a specialty beer garden near American Adventure. New this year in the American Adventure courtyard is The History of Beer in America presented by Samuel Adams with free seminars and tastings.
From Vine to Wine guided tour by the Robert Mondavi Family of Wines with complimentary tastings, located between Germany and the African Outpost.
Lifestyles Experience on The Terrace with free, daily 15- to 30-minute demonstrations in open-air venue between Morocco and France, with Walt Disney World chefs and celebrity guests on topics about food, wine and entertaining. Also a wine shop, wine tasting bar and artisans.
Grand Tastings -- Interactive, reception-style tasting event with 12 eminent chefs and 15 international wineries. 6:30-9 p.m. Saturdays, includes private viewing area for IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth; $65 per person (Epcot admission required).
Winemaker Dinners -- Casual, five-course dinner with celebrity chefs and Walt Disney World chefs, with wines paired by vintners who discuss their selections throughout the meal. 6-9 p.m. Fridays and Sundays; $80 per person, includes private viewing area for IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth (Epcot admission required).
Reserve Dinners -- An elegant, five-course menu with celebrity chefs and Walt Disney World chefs, with reserve wines chosen by vintners who discuss their selections during the meal. Limited to 36 guests. 5:30-9 p.m. Fridays and Sundays; $135 per person, includes private viewing area for IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. Jackets requested for men.
Food & Wine Pairings at Coral Reef Restaurant from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Four varietal wines with food, hosted by a wine expert. Limited to 20 guests. $25 per person (Epcot admission required).
Kids Marketplace with a fun menu for youngsters.
OF THE WORLD REPRESENTED:
Ireland (new), Ecuador (new), Scandinavia (new), USA, Italy, Japan, Australia & New Zealand, Mexico, Canada, Poland & Russia, Champagne & Cognac, Scotland, Chile & Argentina, Southeast Asia, China, Spain & Portugal, France, Switzerland & Austria, Germany, Mediterranean