Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Kiosks and Tapas offered for 2009
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Seminars and Demonstration Schedule
Mexico Tequila Tastings – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
This dining experience allows guests to taste authentic Mexican tequila, become educated in the history and traditions surrounding the production from a Tequila Master. This year’s experience will offer tapas of ceviche and tostada as guests enjoy their flight of tequila. This experience will take place at La Cava del Tequila in the Mexico Pavilion and will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sundays at 3:00pm. The cost for this experience is $35.00 per guest plus the admission to Epcot for the day.
Food & Wine Pairings – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
The food and wine pairing sessions are great opportunities to find the perfect combination of food and wine from 3 different regions. Each session allows guests to sample 3 regional wines with 3 tapa-sized portion of cuisine from selected Epcot restaurants. There will be a wine representative available to help you with the sessions and the featured wines and menu selection will change daily. The restaurants that will be offered in 2009 are Tutto Italia Ristorante (Saturday: 2:30-4:00pm), Tokyo Dining(Monday: 3:30-5:00) and Restaurant Marrakesh (Tuesday: 3:30-5:00). The price of this dining experience is $55.00, gratuity included. Park admission to Epcot is required.
Cheese Seminars – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
The Artisanal Premium Cheese Center (New York City) and other cheese industry professionals welcome guests to become educated about cheese from the experts. The cheese that is offered is paired with selected wines, which will be presented to guests by the featured wine representatives. This event will take place on Saturday in the Festival Welcome Center from 10:30am – 11:45am. The price for the seminar is $75.00 per person, gratuity included. Park admission to Epcot is required.
9/26 – Spain – Waldemar Albrecht – Luna
10/3 – France – Max McCalman
10/10 – Italy – Erin Hedley
10/17 – United Kingdom – Waldemar Albrecht – Luna
10/24 – United States – Max McCalman
10/31 – France – Waldemar Albrecht – Luna
11/7 – Italy – Max McCalman
Epcot Adventures in Wine Varietals – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Come and join a wine tasting hosted by an expert wine educator. This session will emphasize the regional inspiration of a single grape varietal. There will be different events held that will each focus on a different varietal, allowing guests the opportunity to learn the different methods of wine-making and how it affects the different traits of the wine. This event takes place on Saturdays from 1:00pm – 2:30pm at the Wonders Retreat. The price is $80 per person, gratuity included, plus park admission to Epcot for the day.
10/10 – Celebrating the Zinfandel Grape
10/24 – Celebrating the Pinot Noir Grape
11/7 – Celebrating the Cabernet Sauvignon Grape
Sweet Sundays (Hosted by Martini & Rossi) – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
This event features a well-known pastry chef or baker, who will demonstrate 3 of their signature dessert, which guests will be allowed to indulge on. This event includes an intimate breakfast buffet complete with wines. The event takes place on Sundays from 10am – 12pm. The price for the event is $80.00 per person, gratuity included, with the admission to Epcot for the day.
9/27 – Andrew Shotts
10/4 – Warren Brown & Mary Meyers
10/11 – David Guas
10/18 – Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito
10/25 – Claire Clark
11/1 – Geraldine Randalsome
11/8 Jacque Torres
French Regional Lunches – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
On selected Sundays, lunches will be prepared by chefs from the Bistro de Paris at the France Pavilion allowing guests to discover cuisine and wine that characterizes different regions of France. The wines will be presented by an expert wine representative. This event will take place at 12:00pm, and the price is $95.00, gratuity included, with the admission to Epcot for the day.
10/4 – Bordeaux
10/11 – Cotes du Rhone
10/18 – Alsace
10/25 – Champagne
11/1 – Burgundy
Epcot Wine Schools – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
This afternoon event allows guests to enjoy a very engaging and inclusive program run by a sophisticated wine authority. The session teaches guests the tradition of wine cultures, flavours and educates guests on how to differentiate wines from several regions by taste. At the end of this celebration there will be a reception and guests will receive a certificate of completion. This dining experience takes place from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Festival Welcome Center Retreat. The price is $125.00 including gratuity, and the admission to Epcot for the day.
10/3 – Taste Wine like a Master
10/17 – Wines from Monterey, California
10/24 – Exploring the Burgundy Varietal’s Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Around the World
11/8 – Wine from South Africa
Celebrating Family & Friends in the Kitchen – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Come and prepare a 3-course lunch with friends and family. This event features some unexpected hosts that will mingle with the guests while demonstrating how to prepare an appetizer, main course and dessert. There will be a wine representative present to help guests pair each course with a selected premium wine. This event takes place from 10:00am – 12:00pm, and the price is $110.00 – $130.00 per person, gratuity included, with admission to Epcot for the day.
9/26 – The Deen Brothers
10/2 – Suvir Saran
10/9 – Patti LaBelle
10/16 – Dean Max and Paula DaSilva
10/23 – Alan Wong
10/30 – Cat Cora and Virginia Cora
11/6 – Andrea and John Robinson
Party for the Senses – Celebrating Epicurean Themes – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Each Saturday during food & wine festival, Epcot features a hugely popular Party for the Senses. This event takes place during the evening and allows guests to enjoy world-class music, prestigious lounge and amazing food. This event takes place right after the Eat to the Beat! Concert Series at the America Gardens Theatre and includes tasting stations and entertainment, with the option of a private reserved area called Wine View Lounge for an added fee. This event takes place every Saturday during Food & Wine Festival, starting at 6:30pm – 9:00pm. The price is $135.00 per person, gratuity included and admission to Epcot for the day. For the added fee of $75.00, guests will be admitted into the Wine View Lounge.
9/26 – Celebrating Spanish Cuisine
10/3 – Celebrating Comfort Food with a Twist
10/10 – Celebrating South American Cuisine
10/17 – Celebrating Classical Cuisine
10/24 – Celebrating Asian Cuisine
10/31 – Celebrating the Fall Harvest
11/7 – Celebrating Italian Cuisine
Culinary Adventure Signature Dining – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
This dinner features an acclaimed chef collaborating with a Walt Disney World resident chef to allow guests to experience a truly magical meal. The price of the meal will range from $100 – $375 per guest, gratuity included.
10/1 6:30 Jiko – The Cooking Palce – Suvir Saran
10/1 7:00 Portobello Italian Trattoria – Tony Mantuano
10/13 6:15 Raglan Road – Kevin Dundon
10/15 5:30 Flying Fish Cafe – Tim Keating
10/16 6:30 bluezoo – Todd English
10/22 6:30 The Wave – Frank Brough
10/25 6:30 Victoria & Albert’s – Scott Hunnel
10/29 6:30 California Grill – Brian Piasecki
10/30 6:30 Wonders Retreat – Jean Claude Boisset vs Jean Charles Boisset Wines
11/5 6:30 Citricos – Phillip Ponticelli
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