I would love to go to the Food and Wine Festival every year if possible. Things don’t always line up for me, however, but I do make it just about every other year. This year is one of the years that I will not be attending the festival :(. I miss it by about a week. I still like to follow the news of the festival. What’s being added? What’s leaving the festival? What new foods are coming in? The festival really enhances the feel of the World Showcase with new countries coming in – even if it is only for a brief time. I’m not an adventurous eater but I do enjoy the festival and what it brings. Over the years, I have found some Must Have dishes on the menu.
This week, on #DisneyWordlessWednesday, we are taking a look at food that looks REALLY good. I went back and looked at some of the foods that I experienced at last year’s Food and Wine Festival that either my wife or I enjoyed. All of these were REALLY good.
Earlier this week, Disney released the full menus for the Food and Wine Festival booths. The festival runs from September 19 to November 10 for a total of 53 days – the most ever. It is one of my favorite events that Disney has during the year. This year, however, I’m missing by about 10 days. Most people are displaying the menus in alphabetical order. I’ve gone through the menus and have ranked them (in my opinion) from must-have to I’ll pass. On to the rankings!
In case you missed any of the posts from earlier this week about the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, here’s a recap
Dad for Disney will be taking tomorrow. My next update will on Monday when I’ll start a series about on-property accommodations at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
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After spending the last two days discussing the booths that are available as part of the Food and Wine Festival, I’m going to move on the special events that take place during the festival.
All of the culinary and special events are based on 2013 information. Some events may not return for 2014 while new events may be added for 2014. Whatever happens, you can come here for the information.
The first special event are the Eat to the Beat Concerts which take place three times per evening. The artists change every two or three days. A full list of the artists was listed in Part 1 of the series on Monday and can’t be found here: https://dadfordisney.com/2014/05/12/2014-food-and-wine-festival-week-part-1-general-information/
Moving up the cost ladder, the next “level” of special events are culinary demo and seminars. These events take place every day and usually run two or three times per day.
This event, in 2013, took place at 1, 3, and 5 pm on Monday through Saturday and 1 pm and 5 pm on Sunday.
For $14 (tax included), guests can watch a chef create a dish in a the show kitchen located at Chef’s Showcase in the Festival Welcome Center. After the dish has been made, guests can sample the dish with a wine pairing. The seminar takes 45-minutes.
At 6 pm, every day, guests learn about mixology and the art of making drinks. Each seminar is sponsored by an alcohol brand and the drinks will include the sponsor’s brand.
This $15 event takes place on the Vineyard Stage at the Festival Welcome Center. Guests will be able to sample the drinks at the end.