- General Info
- Culinary Demos &
- Eat to the Beat
- Experiences Included
- HGTV Home
- Special Ticketed
- Festival Preview
- Beer & Food Pairing 10/2/12
- Discovery of Chocolate 10/14/12
- Lasseter Winery Seminar 10/16/12
- Morocco Food & Wine Pairing 10/2/12
- Regional Italian Luncheon 10/20/12
- Silver Oak Beverage Seminar 10/8/12
- Souven-Ear Merchandise
- VIP Access Chef's Marketplace Tour 10/3/12
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2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
September 28 - November 12, 2012
Special Dining Experiences
Booking begins for all events began on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 7 a.m. EDT.
Call 407-WDW-FEST for most events or book online.
NOTE: You can find information about the culinary demos and beverage seminars, including the mixology demos HERE.
3D Disney's Dessert Discovery
Hosted by DeKuyper® Cordials and Liqueurs
A dessert lover's dream. During the Festival, select Friday evenings become truly delicious with a variety of desserts and samplings of cordials certain to please any sweet tooth. Afterward, enjoy VIP viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.
Where: World Showplace Events Pavilion
When: Select Fridays
October 5 and 12 from 7:00-8:30 pm
October 26 and November 2 from 8:00-9:30 pm
Price: $55 per person plus tax, gratuity included - Theme Park admission required
Sweet Seats is an exclusive area available
within 3D Disney's Dessert Discovery. This upgraded
experience includes a private reserved table, entrance
into World ShowPlace 15 minutes before general admission,
specialty beverage, a unique dessert offering and more.
Price: $85 per person plus tax, gratuity included - Theme Park admission required
Say "cheese" at this exceptional opportunity to learn more about cheese from "fromagers". Featured cheeses will be tasted and paired with selected wines and/or beers.
Where: Festival Welcome Center - Chef's Showcase
When: Saturdays from 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
|September 29||Max Calman, Cheeses from the United States|
|October 6||Erin Hedley, Cheeses from Spain|
|October 13||Max McCalman, Cheeses from Italy|
|October 20||Max McCalman, Cheeses from France|
|October 27||Max McCalman, Old World Mountain cheeses|
|November 3||David Gremmels, Cheeses from the United States|
|November 10||Max McCalman, Old World Maritime Cheeses|
Marketplace VIP Access Chef Tour
A Festival Chef will host your walking tour "around the world" through the International Marketplaces. Taste items from pre-selected Marketplaces and learn behind-the-scenes facts on how these dishes were created. The menu includes five food items and five alcoholic beverage items.
Where: Festival Center - Spotlight Stage, then select marketplaces around World Showcase.
When: Wednesdays - Tour begins at 10:30 am and lasts approximately two hours
Price: $90 plus tax - Theme Park admission required
Guest Policies for Marketplace VIP Access Chef Tour
- Guests must be 21 years of age to attend this program. Valid photo ID is required at check in.
- Comfortable shoes such as sneakers are recommended as Guests will be on their feet for two hours. Guests with mobility or stamina challenges are strongly advised to rent or bring their own ECV or wheelchair.
- Special dietary needs should be noted at the time the reservation is made. The Marketplace will do their best to accommodate Guest dietary requirements but cannot guarantee they will be able to meet all requests.
- Late arrivals will not be able to join the tour once the group has departed the Festival Center.
- Guests must check in at the Spotlight Stage in the Festival Center 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.
- If inclement weather occurs, Guests will be offered refunds for the cost of the tour. Admission to Epcot will not be refunded.
Culinary Adventures in Signature Dining
Walt Disney World signature restaurants welcome you to a magical and memorable meal. The resident chef will prepare a magnificent culinary experience as a hosting winery presents the accompanying wines for each dinner. Prices are per person plus tax, gratuity included. Theme Park admission not required except where indicated with an asterisk*.
|Thu, September 27||Kouzzina by Cat Kora||8:00 pm||$160||Chef Dee Foundoukis and the Kouzzina Chefs|
|Mon, October 1||*Hollywood Brown Derby||6:30 pm||$160||Chef de Cuisine Craig Schleider|
|Tue, October 2||Wolfgang Puck Dining Room||6:00 pm||$100||Chef Tony Fraske|
|Thu, October 4||Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant||6:00 pm||$144||Chef Kevin Dundon|
|Tue, October 9||Fulton's Crab House||6:30 pm||$100||Chef Mark Boor|
|Thu, October 11||Portobello||6:30 pm||$125||Chef Tony Mantuano|
|Fri, October 12||Jiko - The Cooking Place||6:00 pm||$195||Chef Jonathon P. O'Brien|
|Thu, October 18||California Grill||6:00 pm||$250||Chef Brian Piasecki|
|Thu, October 25||*Hollywood Brown Derby||6:30 pm||$160||Chef de Cuisine Craig Schleider|
|Thu, October 25||The Wave... of American Flavors||6:30 pm||$160||Chef de Cuisine Frank Brough|
|Sat, October 27||Yachtsman Steakhouse||12:00 pm||$160||Chef de Cuisine Anthony R. De Luca|
|Sun, October 28||Victoria & Albert's
|6:30 pm||$495||Chef de Cuisine Scott Hunnel
Maître d'Hotel Israel Pérez
|Thu, November 1||Flying Fish Cafe||6:00 pm||$185||Chef de Cuisine Tim Keating|
|Wed, November 7||Bongo's Cuban Cafe||6:00 pm||$100||To Be Determined|
|Thu, November 8||California Grill||6:00 pm||$250||Chef de Cuisine Brian Piasecki|
|Fri, November 9||*Raderberger Beer Dinner in
World Showplace Events Pavilion
|6:00 pm||$125||Executive Chef Jens Dahlmann and the Chefs of Epcot|
The Discovery of Chocolate
This sweet experience on select Sunday afternoons is an opportunity to learn and taste more about chocolate from professional "chocolatiers." Chocolate samplings, chocolate savory and dessert, with spirited beverages and/or paired wines.
Where: Festival Center - Chef's Showcase
When: Sunday Afternoons 2:45-4:15pm
October 14: Sarah Kosikowski hosted by Valrhona
- New York, NY
October 28: Lauren Deitsch hosted by Lake Champlain Chocolates - Burlington, VT
November 4: Julian Rose, Moonstruck Chocolates, hosted by Barry Callebaut
November 11: Julian Rose, Moonstruck Chocolates, hosted by Barry Callebaut
Price: $75 per person plus tax - Theme Park admission required
Discovery of Grand Marnier
Discover the world of Grand Marnier, the number one French liqueur, family-owned and operated since 1827. The program begins with a special champagne toast featuring Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial. Then the fun begins as Guests sample several different products from the Grand Marnier collection, indulge in two Grand Marnier-inspired desserts and learn a few Mixology tips for their next cocktail party.
Where: Festival Center - Chef's Showcase (NOTE:
When: Sundays, September 30, October 7 and 21 from 2:45-4:15 pm
Price: $65 plus tax, gratuity included - Theme Park admission required
Epcot Wine Schools
Enjoy this comprehensive program facilitated by a prestigious wine authority. This afternoon session engages the flavors and traditions of distinctive wine cultures, teaches how to taste several regional wines, and concludes with a celebratory reception and certificate of completion.
Where: Location Varies
When: Select Sundays from 1:00 to 3:00pm; Light Reception: 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Price: $135 per person, plus tax, gratuity included - Theme Park admission required
|September 30||Andrea Robinson MS in Festival Welcome Center - Wonders Retreat|
|October 7||Jim Bernau, Founder of Willamette Valley Vineyards, in East Hall, World ShowPlace Events Pavilion|
|November 4||Sharron McCarthy CSW, BANFI, in East Hall, World ShowPlace Events Pavilion|
Food and Wine Pairings
Sample three regional wines paired with three tasting-size
portions of cuisine from Japan and Morocco. Featured
wines and menu selections change daily.
Price: $55 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included. - Theme Park admission required
Morocco Tastings: Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at Restaurant Marrakesh, Morocco Pavilion
Japan Tastings: Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
at Tokyo Dining, Japan Pavilion
Italian Food and Beer Pairings
Via Napoli is proud to host the Italian Food and Beer Pairings. These beers have been selected by our chef to complement his style of authentic Italian dishes, and they have been chosen for their robust flavor, as well as their heritage. The beer pairing will be held at Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, which will transport you to an Italian villa like those of Naples, Italy.
Where: Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Italy Pavilion
When: Tuesdays from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Price $55 plus tax, gratuity included - Theme Park admission required
Italian Food and Wine Pairings
Via Napoli is hosting its first food and wine pairing. Our chef will pair southern Italian style cooking with a variety of Italian wines that best complement his creations. Southern Italian wines have a very rich heritage and have always complemented their regions of birth. These pairings will be held in Via Napoli, a pizzeria that has been designed by Italian architects to pay tribute to Naples, Italy.
Where: Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Italy Pavilion
When: Thursdays from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Price $65 plus tax, gratuity included - Theme Park admission required
Italian Regional Food and Wine Luncheon
The new Tutto Gusto wine pairing event will showcase a variety of regional Italian wines. These wines have been selected to pair perfectly with freshly prepared Italian dishes. The pairings will be presented in the new Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar that has been modeled on an authentic rustic Italian wine cellar.
When: Wednesdays and Saturdays, Noon-2:00pm
Where: Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar at Tutto Italia Ristorante, Italy Pavilion
Pricing: $75 plus tax, gratuity included - Theme Park admission required
Italian White Truffle Lunch
An exquisite five-course lunch, all with white truffles imported directly from Alba, Italy. Batasiolo wines from Piedmont will be paired with each course.
Where: Tutto Italia Ristorante, Italy Pavilion
When: Sunday, November 4 from noon to 3 p.m.
Price $210 plus tax, gratuity included - Theme Park admission required
This delightful three-course lunch touches upon the joyful memories we have "cooked up" in the kitchen. A celebrated chef will demonstrate how to prepare an appetizer, main course and dessert. A notable winery representative will pair each course with a selection of wines.
Where: Festival Welcome Center, Chef's Showcase
When: Fridays, 10 a.m. - noon
Price: $110 or $160 per person, plus tax, gratuity included - Theme Park admission required
|September 28||Andrea Robinson, Master Sommelier|
|October 5||Duskie Estes and John Stewart, Zazu Restaurant Farm and Black Pig Meat Co. Santa Rosa, CA|
|October 12||Emily Ellyn Hummel, Orlando, FL|
|October 19||George Hirsch, George Hirsch Lifestyle|
|October 26||Robert Irvine, Robert Irvine's EAT, Hilton Head, SC ($160/person)|
|November 2||Art Smith, Art and Soul, Washington DC|
|November 9||Buddy Valastro, Carlo's Bake Shop, Hoboken, NJ ($160/person)|
The Magic of Healthy Living Dinner
Hosted by Driscoll's® Only The Finest Berries™
Enjoy a healthy, family-oriented dinner with celebrity chefs and fathers, the Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern from "Bizarre Foods" and Bravo's Bryan Voltaggio from "Top Chef". Guests will be treated to a four-course meal, non-alcoholic beverages and tips on how to provide a healthy and flavorful meal from two of the world's most adventurous eaters.
Where: World Showplace Events Pavilion East Hall
When: Friday, October 19 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Price: $110 per person plus tax - Theme Park admission required
Mexican Tequila Lunch
Although the Epcot Food and Wine Festival focuses primarily on wines, as its name suggests, the annual event increasingly has been offering other beverage tastings. These tastings will complement a selected Mexican regional cuisine and offer Festival Guests the opportunity to learn more about tequila and spirits.
Where: La Hacienda de San Angel, Mexico Pavilion at Epcot
When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Price: $70 per person plus tax, gratuity included - Theme Park admission required
Party For The Senses
Hosted by Vanity Fair, maker of premium napkins and plates
Feast on this tribute to the sensory arts! Begin your evening with a reserved seat at the Eat to the Beat concert series at the American Gardens Theatre. Following the show, World ShowPlace becomes the setting for a sensational evening where you may wander among tempting tasting stations. Returning this year, Cirque du Soleil, featuring awe-inspiring acts.
The party will have three separate ticketing tiers: regular entry, reserved seating, and Wine View Lounge.
Reserved seating is new this year. It includes a private reserved table, entrance into World ShowPlace 15 minutes before general admission, and a specialty cocktail toast to begin your evening. It does not have access to the Wine View Lounge.
Wine View Lounge is an exclusive area within Party for the Senses. This upgraded experience includes a private reserved table, entrance into World ShowPlace 15 minutes before general admission, specialty cocktail toast to begin your evening, premium bar, an artisanal cheese station, and more. Limited Availability.
Where: World ShowPlace Pavilion
When: Select Saturdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, from 7:30-10 p.m.
Regular entry: $145 plus tax, gratuity included. Check in at World Showplace Events Pavilion
Reserved Seating: $170 plus tax, gratuity included. Check in at Wine View Lounge check in podium at World Showplace
Wine View Lounge: $270 plus tax, gratuity included. Check in at Wine View Lounge check in podium at World Showplace
Theme Park admission required for this event.
Hosted by MARTINI®
Begin your day with a breakfast buffet, sparkling wines and plated signature desserts. A highly acclaimed pastry chef or baker will demonstrate the preparation of three signature desserts, which will be served throughout the demonstration.
Where: Festival Welcome Center - Chef's Showcase
When: Sundays from 10 a.m. - noon
Price: $95 plus tax, gratuity included - Theme Park admission required
|September 30||Jacques Torres, Jacques Torres Chocolates, NY, NY|
|October 7||Hollis Wilder, Sweet! By Good Golly Miss Holly, Orlando and Jacksonville, FL|
|October 14||Matt Lewis, Baked, NY, NY|
|October 21||Erika Davis, Simply Erika, Atlanta, GA|
|October 28||Gale Gand, TRU, Chicago, IL|
|November 4||Geraldine Randlesome, Creative Cutters, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada|
|November 11||Warren Brown, Cake Love, Washington DC|