Food & Wine Festival

2005 ticketed events included:

The Odyssey Cooking School - Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Have a hands–on learning experience with a guest chef -- for the first time at the Festival! Each class will cook a themed meal that will be sampled at the conclusion of the class.

Cost: $100 per person (plus tax, gratuity included)

10/06 - Mexican, Ximena Mariscal, Escuela de Cocina Mexico
10/13 - Classic American Steakhouse, Ted Siegel,The Institute of Culinary Education
10/20 - Italian, Giuliano Hazan, Cooking School, Tampa
10/27 - Indian Treasures, Julie Sahni, Brooklyn, New York
11/03 - Japanese, Chef Kanda, Mitsukoshi, Epcot
11/10 - Mediterranean Treats, Einev Gefen, New York City

Food & Wine Pairings

Discover three wines with three tasting portions from Epcot signature restaurants.

Cost: $35 per person (plus tax, gratuity included)

Sake, Sushi, and Sashimi
Mitsukoshi Restaurant, Japan Pavilion
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & November 7
3:30 - 5 p.m.

Mediterranean Family Style
Restaurant Marrakesh, Morocco Pavilion
October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1 & 8
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Regional French Specialties -A selection of the finest charcuterie, a variety of prepared meats and meat dishes that are cured, smoked, or processed, such as pates, rillettes, hams, sausages, etc., and imported French cheeses will be paired with the wine selection.
Bistro de Paris, France Pavilion
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, & November 5
2:30 - 4 p.m.

Regional Italian Specialties
L'Originale Alfredo di Roma, Italy Pavilion
October 2, 9, 16, 23, November 6 & 13
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

updated As of 7/25/05: 10/2 Pairing is sold out!

Featured wineries and menu selection will change daily for the following programs:

Coral Reef, Living Seas Pavilion
September 30, October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, and November 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, & 11
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Le Cellier Steakhouse, Canada Pavilion
September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4 & 11
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

updated As of 7/25/05: 10/21 Pairing is sold out!

Sweet Sundays - Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – noon

Cakes, pastries and all things sweet take center stage while a celebrity pastry chef creates three dessert items for you to sample! The morning session begins with a light breakfast and a sparkling refreshment.

Cost: $55 per person (plus tax, gratuity included)

10/2 - Julian Rose, Pastry Chef, Switzerland's Barry-Callebaut Chocolates
10/9 - Jacquy Pfeiffer, Pastry Chef, French Pastry School, Chicago
10/16 - Jean Claude Perrenou, Pastry Chef, Waldorf Astoria, New York City
10/23 - Richard Ruskell, Pastry Chef, Montage, Laguna Beach, CA
10/30 - Wayne Harley Brachman, Pastry Chef, Author, Food Network's Melting Pot, New York City
11/6 - Jeff Lehuede, Pastry Chef, Four Seasons, Laguna Beach, CA
11/13 -Colette Peters, Pastry Chef, Author, Colette's Cakes, NY

Lunch and Learn - Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Observe a celebrity chef prepare your three–course lunch. A notable wine principal will present accompanying wines.
Cost: $75 per person (plus tax, gratuity included)

9/30 - Suvir Saran, Devi, New York NY - Indian/Schloss Wallhausen Wines
10/1 - Michael Moore, Michael Moore Restaurant, London, England/Gloria Ferrer Wines
10/7 - John Malik, 33 Liberty, SC - American/Silverado Wines
10/8 - John Ash, Fetzer Vineyards, CA/Bonterra Wines
10/14 - Ming Tsai, Blue Ginger, MA - Asian/Guenoc Wines
10/15 - Karlheinz Hauser - S. Ilberg, Hamburg, Germany/Stag's Leap Wines
10/21 - TBA/Rudi West Wines
updated As of 8/2/05: 10/21 Lunch & Learn is sold out!
10/22 - Andrew Sutton, Napa Rose, CA, American/Ste. Michelle Wines
10/28 - Cat Cora, Iron Chef - American/Chalk Hill Wines
updatedAs of 8/18/05, 10/28 Lunch & Learn is sold out!
10/29 - Dede Wilson, PBS - American/Beaulieu Vineyards
11/4 - Chris Prosperi, Metro Bis, CT - French/Mas de la Dame Wines
11/5 - Nina Simonds - A Spoonful of Ginger, Author, Asian/Charles Krug wines
11/11 - Ben and Karen Barker, Magnolia Grill, NC, Southern/Silver Oak wines
11/12 - Sondra Bernstein, Girl and the Fig, Sonoma, CA/Fess Parker wines

A Party for the Senses - Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. - World Showcase, World ShowPlace

Eat, drink and celebrate at this truly magical evening of culinary excellence. Sample signature dishes and exceptional wines at this grand event featuring more than 20 eminent chefs and 70 wines and beers, encircled by awe–inspiring entertainment from Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba. Begin your evening with reserved seats at an "Eat to the Beat" Concert.

Cost: $95 per person (plus tax, gratuity included)

Epcot Wine Schools - Select Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

updatedAs of 8/8/05, ALL the Wine Schools are sold out!

Embrace this exceptional opportunity to spend the day with a pro. Sessions include breakfast, a tasting of the finest wines, lunch inspired by those wines, and a certificate of completion. Authorities include Italy Wine School, the Prestigious "Advanced Bordeaux Wine School USA" and Advanced Aussie Wine School.

Cost: $125 per person (plus tax, includes gratuity). Park admission not required.

10/15 - Mastering Wine 101 presented by Karen MacNeil from the Culinary Institute Of America (Wonders Retreat in the Wonders of Life Pavilion)
10/22 - Advanced Aussie Wine School presented by Matt Lane from Southcorp (Wonders Retreat)
10/23 - Advanced Aussie Wine School presented by Matt Lane from Southcorp (Wonders Retreat)
10/29 - Italian Wine School presented Sharron McCarthy from Castello Banfi (Alfredo's, Italian Pavilion)
10/30 - Italian Wine School presented Sharron McCarthy from Castello Banfi (Alfredo's, Italian Pavilion)
11/05 - Spain Wine School presented by Doug Frost M.S, M.W. (Wonders Retreat)
11/12 - Advanced Bordeaux Wine School presented by Robin Kelley O'Connor (Bistro de Paris, France Pavilion)

Exquisite Evenings at Epcot - Fridays and select Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Held at World ShowPlace, located between United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions, except as noted.

Celebrity and Walt Disney World Signature Restaurant Chefs team up to prepare a stellar five–course meal. Renowned wine professionals showcase wines from two to three different vineyards to complement the stellar meals.

9/30 10th Anniversary Champagne Dinner – Brilliant Bubbles
Guest Chefs: Nora Pouillon, Restaurant Nora,Washington DC, and Susanna Foo, Chinese Cuisine, Philadelphia, PA
Wineries: Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot, Moët et Chandon

10/07 South American – Sizzlin' South America
Guest Chefs: Roberto Trevino, Parrot Club, Puerto Rico;Martin Rios, The Old House, Santa Fe, NM
Wineries: Casa Lapostolle & Concha y Toro

10/13 Napa Valley – California Goldmine
Guest Chefs: Bradley Ogden, Lark Creek Inn,California, and Bart Hosmer and Carlos Sanchez, Parcel 104, California
Wineries: Fife Vineyards and Niebaum-Coppola

10/14 Australia – The Amazement of Australia
Guest Chefs: Andrew Ormsby – Tucker,Dallas, Texas, Will Ford - 8 Mile Creek,New York City
Winery: Penfolds exclusive

10/20 Pacific Northwest – Pacific Northwest Escape
Guest Chefs: Charles Ramseyer – Rays Boathouse, Seattle,WA;
John Howie – Seastar, Seattle,WA
Wineries: Ste.Michelle and WillaKenzie

10/21 Italian – A Taste of Italy
Guest Chef TBA
Wineries: Antinori and Masi

10/27 Italian Night – Tuscan Tales
Guest Chef: Roberto Donna,Galileo,Washington DC
Wineries: Castello Banfi and Castello di Querceto

10/28 Bordeaux – French Fatale
Guest Chefs: Dominique Bouchet,Dominique Bouchet Restaurant, France;Michael Ginor, Hudson Valley Foie Gras,New York
Wineries: Château Angélus and Château Suduiraut
** This dinner will be held in the Wonders Retreat within the Wonders of Life Pavilion.

11/04 Rhone – Romancing the Rhone
Guest Chef: Michel Richard – Citronelle,Washington DC
Winery: Jean-Luc Columbo – exclusive

11/10 Discover Portugal
Guest Chef: Santi Zabeleta, Taberna del Alabardero,Washington DC; Manuel Azuedo, La Salette, Sonoma
Winery: Broadbent Selections

11/11 California Adventure
Guest Chef: Joachim Stlichal, Patina, CA, Disneyland Chefs: Ralph Stuhlmeyer, Jorge Sotelo
Wineries: B.R.Cohn and Caymus Vineyards

Cost: $185 per person (plus tax, includes gratuity). Park admission not required.

Signature Dinner Series - Select Sundays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Walt Disney World Signature Restaurant Chefs welcome a celebrity chef into their kitchens to prepare a fantastic five–course dinner. All meals are accompanied by great wines and are hosted by featured vintners.

Sunday, October 2 -- California Dreamin’
California Grill, Contemporary Resort
Winery: Flora Springs and Wattle Creek
Guest Chef:Cal Stamenov, Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley, California

Sunday, October 9 -- Flavors of Africa
Jiko – The Cooking Place, Animal Kingdom Lodge
Winery:Cape Classics
Guest Chef: Joseph Seeletso, Phakalane Resort, Botswana, Africa

Sunday, October 16 -- Aussie Capers
Citricos – The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
Winery: Wynns Coonawarra Estate
Guest Chef: Andrew Ormsby, Tucker, Dallas, Texas

Sunday, October 16 -- Tour de France
Bistro de Paris – Epcot, France Pavilion
Winery: Pierre Sparr, La Louviere

Sunday, October 23 -- Jewels of the Greek Isles
Citricos – The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
Winery: Boutari
Guest Chef: Paul Delios,Meze Esetario, Boston,Massachusetts

Thursday, November 3 India Inspirations
Jiko – The Cooking Place, Animal Kingdom Lodge
Winery: 57 Main Street
Guest Chef: Floyd Cardoz, Tabla, NYC

Sunday, November 6 -- A Trapper's Expedition
Le Cellier Steakhouse – Epcot, Canada Pavilion
Winery: Inniskillin and Jackson-Triggs
Guest Chef:Dan Atkinson, Salmon House on the Hill, Vancouver, B.C.

Cost: $145 (plus tax, gratuity included)

Vertical Wine Tastings - Saturdays, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Sample at least 10 vintages from exceptional vineyards with a wine authority moderating each tasting at the California Grill located in the Contemporary Resort.

Cost: Ranges from $95 – $150 per person (plus tax, gratuity included)

10/01 Flora Springs Trilogy Red Meritage, Napa Valley
Host – Andrea Robinson M.S.

10/08 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Host – Fred Dame M.S.

10/15 Wynns Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia
Host – Matt Lane

10/22 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Host – Evan Goldstein M.S.

10/29 Chateau Angelus, St. Emilion "Premier Grand Cru

Host – Hubert de Bouard

11/5 Jean-Luc Columbo "Cornas" Vertical of A Single
Vineyard Syrah, Rhone

Host – Doug Frost M.S., M.W.

11/12 A. Ferreira Vintage Port, Portugal
Host – Bartholomew Broadbent

Specialty Dinners

For the first time, WDW is offering unique dining adventures exclusive to Epcot during the festival! Each dinner has a unique theme depending upon the date and location as indicated below.

October 30 - 6 - 9 p.m. Spirited Ball

The American Adventure Pavilion will be haunted by history! Indulge in a wonderfully eerie Halloween eve Masked Ball complete with reception-style dinner, ghoulish cocktails and dancing. Costumes prohibited but masks provided.
* American Adventure Pavilion
* Cost: $145 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

November 3 - 6 - 9 p.m. A Taste of Turkey: A Mediterranean Feast

Acclaimed chefs from Turkey bring their tastes and traditions from the Orient to present a feast full of Turkish delights, reminiscent of the days of the Ottoman Empire.
* World ShowPlace
* Cost: $185 per person, plus tax, gratuity included

November 8 - 6 - 9 p.m. Brewers' Dinner - An Evening with Jim Koch

Enjoy an elegant dinner with the founder of Samuel Adams Beer. Jim Koch will take you through the history of beer in America and surprize you with great food and beer pairings. Explore the flavor and nuances of great premium domestic beers from Boston Beer Company, brewers of Samuel Adams.
* American Adventure Pavilion
* Cost: $125 per person, plus tax, gratuity included.