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Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The International Food and Wine Festival is a yearly event held at Epcot. For 6 weeks of the year, Epcot's World Showcase turns into a complete food and wine fair, bringing foods from around the world. 

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival - Entrance

The festival includes small kiosks positioned around the World Showcase, each serving a selection of food and drink from different countries. However it doesn't just stop here. Guests can visit the Festival Center and pick up a Marketplace Discovery Passport, and visit a number of special events. 

The special events usually include high quality cuisine, cooked by some of the best chefs in the business. Throughout the festival are a number of signature dining experiences, culinary demonstrations in addition to nightly musical performances from popular hit-makers.

The former Wonders of Life Pavilion is converted into the Festival Center, and holds daily seminars and events.

2014 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The 2014 festival will kick off on September 19 2014, ending on November 10 2014. This year the festival is longer than it's usual 6 week period, starting a week earlier than normal.

More details will be added here as they get released closer to the festival. Below you can view the details for last years Food and Wine Festival, to get an idea of what you can expect this year.

The full list of specialty/features kiosks (in addition to the usual regulars) for 2013 were as follows:

  • Scotland
  • Brazil (Featuring a new menu)
  • Terra (Featuring its Vegan 'Trick'n Chicken Curry)
  • Hawai'i (Featuring its flavorful Kalua Pork Slider)

Eat to the Beat! Concert Series

For 2013 the following acts performed.

  • Sept 27 - 29: STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas
  • Sept 30 - Oct 1: "We Got the Beat" with the Go-Go's
  • Oct 2 - 4: Air Supply
  • Oct 5 - 6: Sister Hazel
  • Oct 7 - 9: Sugar Ray
  • Oct 10 - 11: Edwin McCain
  • Oct 12 - 13: The Manhattan Transfer
  • Oct 14 - 15: Wilson Phillips
  • Oct 16 - 17: The Pointer Sisters
  • Oct 18 - 20: Night Ranger
  • Oct 21 - 23: Boys II Men
  • Oct 24 - 25: Survivor
  • Oct 26 - 27: 37 Special
  • Oct 28 - 30: Smash Mouth
  • Oct 31 - Nov 1: Spin Doctors
  • Nov 2 - 3: Christopher Cross
  • Nov 4 - 5: Hanson
  • Nov 6 - 8:​ Dennis DeYoung
  • Nov 9 - 11: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Celebrity Chef Presentations

Returning in 2013 were a range of celebrity chef presentations, located in the Festival Pavilion (aka the Wonders of Life Pavilion). Chefs included Warren Brown, Paula DaSilva, Gale Gand, Jamie Deen, Robert Irvine, Dean Max, Rock Harper, Jeff Henderson, Art Smith, Buddy Valastro, Allen Susser, "Cake Boy" Eric Lanlard, Duskie Estes, John Stewart, Donald Link, Bryan Voltaggio and Emily Ellyn.

2013 Food and Wine Festival Welcome Center

As part of the festival, Disney convert the closed 'Wonders of Life' pavilion into the Festival Welcome Center. This is located between Mission: SPACE and the Universe of Energy (turn left after you go past Spaceship Earth and follow the signs to the Welcome Center).

The center is open daily from 9:00am to park-close. There is an information desk inside the building, which is open from 9:00am - 7:30pm. You can visit the information desk to get answers to any questions, and to get your Marketplace Festival Passport Completion Stamp.

Inside the Welcome Center you'll find the culinary demonstrations, mixology seminars and beverage seminars. There is a wine cellar and usually several displays with information. Parts of the festival center close during seminars, howevet you can generally still visit the wine cellar and any other displays around the pavilion.

2013 Premium Ticketed Events

Here's a full lineup of the events and pricing from 2013:

  • NEW Hibachi Experience
    • Oct 8, 15, 22, 29 / Nov 5
    • 5:00pm to 7:00pm
    • $120.00 per guest
  • NEW Parisian Breakfast
    • Every Saturday
    • 9:00am to 10:30am
    • $37.00 per guest
  • NEW Scotland: Land of Food & Drink - From the Borders to the Highlands
    • Sept 28
    • 7:30pm to 10:00pm
    • Standard Seating: $95.00 per guest
    • Reserved Seating: $115.00 per guest
  • NEW Spirits Confidential - An Event Both Shaken and Stirred
    • Nov 1
    • 8:00pm to 10:00pm
    • Standard Seating: $80.00 per guest
    • Reserved Seating: $95 per guest
  • Party for the Senses - View full details (PDF)
    • Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2
  • If These Cupboards Could Talk
    • Fridays
    • 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Sample a Tasting Menu of Chefs
    • Emily Ellyn - Sept 27, $110.00 per guest
    • Andrew Zimmern - Oct 4, $170.00 per guest
    • Art Smith - Oct 11, $110.00 per guest
    • Duskie Estes & John Stewart - Oct 18, $110.00 per guest
    • Bryan Voltaggio & Michael Voltaggio - Oct 25, $110.00 per guest
    • Robert Irvine - Nov 1, $170.00 per guest
    • Ben Sargent - Nov 8, $110.00 per guest
  • A Pair of Continental Tastes
    • MoroccoTuesdays 3:30pm to 5:00pm, $55.00 per guest
    • Japan - Thursdays 4:40pm to 5:00pm, $55.00 per guest
  • "3D" Disney's Dessert Discovery
    • Oct 4, 11 and 25
    • 8:00pm to 9:30pm
    • Standard Entry: $55.00 per guest
    • Sweet Seats: $90.00 per guest
  • Wine School: "Glass" Is in Session
    • Select Sundays
    • 1:00pm to 3:00pm - light reception 3:00pm to 4:00pm
    • $135.00 per guest
  • Wine School: A Vine of Noble Professors
    • Andrea Robinson M.S. - Sep 29
    • Jim Bernau - Oct 27
    • Sharron McCarthy - Nov 3
  • Let the "Gouda" Times Roll
    • Saturdays
    • 10:30am to 11:45am
    • $80.00 per guest
  • Transform into an International Cheese Whiz
    • French Cheeses & Wines - Sept 28
    • United States Cheeses & Microbrews - Oct 5, Nov 2
    • Spanish Cheeses & Wines - Oct 12
    • Italian Cheeses & Wines - Oct 19
    • Old World Cheeses & Wines - Oct 26
    • Mediterranean Cheeses & Wines - Nov 9
  • Take a Lesson from the Pros
    • Monday - Saturday: 1:00pm, 3:00pm and 5:00pm
    • Sunday: 1:00pm and 5:00pm
    • $14.00 per guest
  • From the Winery to the Bar
    • Daily
    • 12:00pm, 2:00pm and 4:00pm
    • $14.00 per guest
  • Tutoring with a Twist
    • Daily, 6:00pm
    • $15.00 per guest
  • Sample a Most Delectable Sunday
    • Select Sundays (Sept 29, Oct 13, 27)
    • 2:45pm to 4:15pm
    • $75.00 per guest
  • The Start of a Sparking Week
    • Sundays, 1000am to 12:00pm
    • $99.00 per guest
  • A Cast of Illustrious Chefs
    • Carla Hall - Sept 29
    • Warren Brown - Oct 6
    • Buddy Valastro - Oct 13
    • Gale Gand - Oct 20
    • Eric Lanlard - Oct 27
    • Erika David - Nov 3
    • Geraldine Randlesome - Nov 10
  • NEW The Chocolate Dinner
    • Sept 27
    • 6:00pm
    • $160.00 per guest
  • Kouzzina
    • ​​Sept 28, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1
    • 8:00pm
    • ​$160.00 per guest
  • Artist's Point
    • Sept 28
    • 12:00pm
    • ​$140.00 per guest
  • Raglan Road Irish Pub
    • Oct 3
    • 6:30pm
    • $155.00 per guest
  • Jiko - The Cooking Place
    • Oct 3, 24
    • 6:00pm
    • $195.00 per guest
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby
    • Oct 3, 10, 24
    • 6:00pm
    • $165.00 per guest
  • NEW Le Cellier Steakhouse
    • Oct 8
    • 11:30am
    • $90.00 per guest
  • Fulton's Crab House
    • Oct 8
    • 6:00pm
    • ​$100.00 per guest
  • The Flying Fish Cafe
    • Oct 10
    • 6:00pm
    • ​$185.00 per guest
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse
    • Oct 12
    • 12:00pm
    • $160.00 per guest
  • Victoria & Albert's
    • Oct 16, 27
    • 6:00pm
    • ​$525.00 per guest
  • Wolfgang Puck Dining Room
    • Oct 16
    • 6:30pm
    • $110.00 per guest
  • The Wave...of American Flavors
    • Oct 17
    • 6:30pm
    • $160.00 per guest
  • Citricos
    • Oct 18
    • 6:00pm
    • $140.00 per guest
  • The Beer Dinner
    • Oct 18
    • 6:00pm
    • $125.00 per guest
  • Portobello
    • Oct 24
    • 6:30pm
    • $95.00 per guest
  • NEW The Scottish Burns Supper
    • Oct 24
    • 6:00pm
    • $125.00 per guest
  • California Grill
    • Nov 7
    • 6:30pm
    • $260.00 per guest
  • Narcoossee's
    • Nov 9
    • 12:00pm
    • $140 per guest

In addition to the above list, Disney have provided helpful PDF files, detailing each event. You can download them at the following links:

2013 World Showcase Marketplace Kiosks

Throughout the World Showcase there are 29 'kiosks', serving unique cuisine from all over the world. The items offered usually range between $4 and $8, however some alcoholic drinks and specialty items may be slightly more expensive. Most items offered at the kiosks can be purchased using a single Disney Dining Plan snack credit.

Africa

Culinary Offerings:

  • Berbere Style Beef with Onions, Jalapeños, Tomato, Okra and Pap
  • Spinach and Paneer Cheese Pocket

Beverage Selections:

  • Man Vintners Chenin Blanc
  • The Wolftrap Red (Syrah, Mourvèdre, Viognier)
  • Porcupine Ridge Syrah

American Adventure Coffee Cart

Beverage Selection:

  • Shakin' Jamaican Coffee – Made with Kāhlua, Vanilla and Caramel. Served Hot or Frozen

Argentina

Culinary Offerings:

  • Beef Empanada
  • Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Purée

Beverage Selections:

  • Pascual Toso Sparkling Brut
  • Terrazas Reserva Malbec
  • Terrazas Reserva Torrontes
  • Kaiken Cabernet Sauvignon

Australia

Culinary Offerings:

  • Garlic Shrimp with Roasted Tomatoes, Lemon Myrtle and Rapini
  • Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies
  • Pavlova (Crispy Meringue Shell with Fresh Driscoll’s® Berries and Vanilla Custard)

Beverage Selections:

  • Rosemont Estate Pinot Grigio
  • Wolf Blass Gold Label Chardonnay
  • Rosemont Estate Merlot
  • Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz

Belgium

Culinary Offerings:

  • Potato and Leek Waffle with Braised Beef
  • Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream
  • Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote featuring Driscoll’s® Berries and Whipped Cream

Beverage Selections:

  • Hoegaarden
  • Stella Artois
  • Leffe Blonde
  • Leffe Brune
  • Beer Flight 1: Hoegaarden, Stella Artois, Leffe Blonde, Leffe Brune
  • Godiva Chocolate Liqueur Iced Coffee

New Menu Brazil

Culinary Offerings:

  • Seared Scallop with Ragout of Tomatoes, Peppers, Hearts of Palm and Steamed Rice
  • Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Onions, Avocado and Cilantro
  • Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote featuring Driscoll’s® Berries and Whipped Cream

Beverage Selections:

  • Cerveharias Kaiser Brewery Xingu Black Beer
  • Carnaval Moscato White
  • Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça

Brewer’s Collection

Beverage Selections:

  • Schöfferhofer Grapefruit
  • Altenmünster Oktoberfest
  • Warsteiner Premium Verum
  • Warsteiner Premium Dunkel
  • Radeberger Pilsner
  • BraufactuM Palor
  • BraufactuM Roog Smoked Wheat Beer
  • BraufactuM Darkon
  • Beer Flight 1: Schöfferhofer Grapefruit, Altenmünster Oktoberfest, Warsteiner Premium Verum, Warsteiner Premium Dunkel
  • Beer Flight 2: Radeberger Pilsner, BraufactuM Palor, BraufactuM Roog Smoked Wheat Beer, BraufactuM Darkon

Canada

Culinary Offerings:

  • Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup
  • Seared Rainbow Trout with Bacon, Frisee and Maple Minus 8 Vinaigrette
  • “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce

Beverage Selections:

  • La Face Neige Apple Ice Wine
  • La Face Neige Sparkling
  • Mission Hill Family Estate Syrah
  • Moosehead Lager

Cheese

Culinary Offerings:

  • Almond Crusted Blue Cheese Soufflé with Fig Jam
  • Artisan Cheese Selection: Flagship Reserve Cheddar, La Bonne Vie Triple Crème Brie, Wijngaard
  • Goats Gouda

Beverage Selections:

  • Once Upon a Vine’s The Lost Slipper Sauvignon Blanc
  • Once Upon a Vine’s The Fairest Chardonnay
  • Once Upon a Vine’s The Big Bad Red Blend
  • Once Upon a Vine’s A Charming Pinot

China

Culinary Offerings:

  • Mongolian Beef with a Steamed Bun
  • Black Pepper Shrimp with Sichuan Noodles
  • Chicken Potstickers
  • Silky Spun Ice with Toppings (three flavors: Coconut, Strawberry, Chocolate)

Beverage Selections:

  • Tsing Tao Beer
  • Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Riesling
  • Francis Ford Coppola Su Yuen Syrah
  • Happy Lychee with Vodka
  • Kung Fu Punch with Vodka
  • Lychee Aerated Water

Craft Beers

Beverage Selections:

  • Dogfish Head Brewery, Namaste
  • Abita Brewing Company, Fall Fest
  • Leinenkugel’s® Seasonal Shandy, (Summer Shandy/Orange Shandy)
  • Florida Beer Company, Devil’s Triangle
  • New Belgium Brewing Company, Fat Tire
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing®, Alchemy Ale
  • Red Hook, Audible Ale
  • Sierra Nevada, Torpedo® Extra IPA
  • Beer Flight 1: Dogfish Head Brewery Namaste, Abita Brewing Company Fall Fest, Leinenkugel’s® Seasonal Shandy, Florida Beer Company Devil’s Triangle
  • Beer Flight 2: New Belgium Brewing Company Fat Tire, Widmer Brother s Brewing Alchemy Ale, Red Hook Audible Ale, Sierra Nevada Torpedo®

Desserts & Champagne

Culinary Offerings:

  • Chocolate Orange Cupcake
  • Hazelnut Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Morello Cherry Pistachio Mousse
  • Dessert Trio
  • Guylian Belgian Chocolate Seashell Truffles
  • Frozen S’mores

Beverage Selections:

  • Pyramid™Weiss Cream Beer
  • Möet & Chandon Ice Impérial
  • Möet & Chandon Impérial
  • Möet & Chandon Nectar Impérial Rosé
  • Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé

Florida Local

Culinary Offerings:

  • Florida Grass Fed Beef Slider with Monterey Jack and Sweet & Hot Pickles
  • Florida Shrimp Ceviche with Fire Roasted Vegetables and Micro Cilantro

Beverage Selections:

  • Cigar City Brewing Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale
  • Orlando Brewing, Sun Shade Organic Pale Ale
  • Florida Orange Groves, Hurricane Class 5 White Sangria
  • Florida Orange Groves, Key Limen-Key Lime Wine

France

Culinary Offerings:

  • Escargots Persillade en Brioche (Garlic and Parsley Snails in Brioche)
  • Boeuf Bourguignon (Braised Short Ribs in Cabernet with Mashed Potatoes)
  • Crème Brûlée au Chocolat au Lait (Chocolate Milk Crème Brûlée topped with Caramelized Sugar)

Beverage Selections:

  • Beer Kronenbourg Blanc
  • Chardonnay, Macon-Villages, La Côte Blanche
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux, Château Bonnet
  • Sparkling Pomegranate Kir
  • Eiffel Sour Cosmo Slush (Vodka, Grey Goose Cherry Noir, Grand Marnier, Cranberry Juice)

Germany

Culinary Offerings:

  • Schinken Nudel (Pasta Gratin with Ham and Cheese)
  • Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll
  • Apple Strudel with Karamel-Vanilla Sauce

Beverage Selections:

  • Altenmünster Oktoberfest
  • Braufactum Darkon
  • J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett
  • Selbach-Oster Mosel Riesling Spätlese
  • J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Auslese
  • Weingut Pitthan Dornfelder Dry Barrique Style

Greece

Culinary Offerings:

  • Taste of Greece: Grilled & Marinated Calamari, Hitipiti, Eggplant Dip, Olives and Pita Bread
  • Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey
  • Chicken Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce
  • Spanakopita
  • Dannon® Oikos® Greek Yogurt Cups

Beverage Selections:

  • Domaine Skouras Moscofilero
  • Domaine Siglas Assyrtiko/Athiri
  • Alpha Estate Axia Syrah
  • Ouzo by Metaxa

Hawai'i

Culinary Offerings:

  • Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole® Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise
  • Tuna Poke with Seaweed Salad and Lotus Root Chips

Beverage Selections:

  • Kona Brewing Company’s Big Wave Golden Ale
  • Kona Brewing Company’s Pipeline Porter
  • Lucien Albrecht Gewurztraminer Réserve
  • Aulani Sunrise featuring Ocean Vodka

Hops & Barley

Culinary Offerings:

  • Lobster Roll with Lemon Herb Mayonnaise
  • New England Clam Chowder with a side of Tabasco®
  • Craisin® Bread Pudding with Grand Marnier Anglaise

Beverage Selections:

  • Samuel Adams Boston Lager®
  • Samuel Adams® Octoberfest
  • Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat®
  • Rogue Chocolate Stout
  • Iron Horse Fairy Tale Cuvée
  • Beer Flight 1: Samuel Adams Boston Lager®, Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat®, Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat®, Rogue Chocolate Stout

Ireland

Culinary Offerings:

  • Lobster and Seafood Fisherman’s Pie
  • Kerrygold® Cheese Selection: Reserve Cheddar, Dubliner with Irish Stout, Skellig
  • Warm Chocolate Pudding with Bailey’s Custard

Beverage Selections:

  • Guinness Draught
  • Bunratty Mead Honey Wine
  • Bunratty Potcheene Chilled Irish Coffee

Italy

Culinary Offerings:

  • Ravioli di Formaggio All’emiliana (Baked Cheese Ravioli, Creamy Beef Bolognese, Parmesan, Mozzarella)
  • Salsiccia e “Papacelli” Napoletani (Sweet Sausage, Red Pepper, Ciaibatta Bread)
  • Cannoli al Cioccolato (Chocolate-Covered Cannoli filled with Ricotta, Chocolate, Candied Fruit)

Beverage Selections:

  • Moretti Beer
  • Moretti La Rosa
  • Procecco
  • Pinot Grigio Placido
  • Chianti Placido
  • Italian Margherita

Japan

Culinary Offerings:

  • Spicy Hand Roll (Tuna & Salmon with Chili Pepper, Soy Sauce & Sesame Oil Topped with Kazan Volcano Sauce)
  • Teriyaki Chicken Hand Roll
  • California Roll (Avocado, Cucumber, Crab, Mayonnaise, Smelt Roe Rolled in Sushi Rice and Seaweed)
  • Youki Tofu topped with Miso Sauce, Edamame and Served with Grilled Vegetables

Beverage Selections:

  • Sapporo Draft Beer
  • Sake: Junmai Ginjo
  • Green Tea Colada

Mexico

Culinary Offerings:

  • Crispy Shrimp Taco with Chipotle Lime Mayo and Purple Cabbage Served on a Flour Tortilla
  • Taco de Ribeye with Salsa de Chipotle
  • Rice Pudding

Beverage Selections:

  • Dos Equis Beer
  • Sangria
  • L.A. Cetto Petite Sirah
  • Tequila Flight
  • Mango-Habanero Margarita

Morocco

Culinary Offerings:

  • Kefta Pocket (Ground Seasoned Beef in a Pita Pocket)
  • Harissa Chicken Roll
  • Baklava

Beverage Selections:

  • Casa Beer
  • Ksar White
  • Sangria
  • Mimosa Royale

New Zealand

Culinary Offerings:

  • Gratinated Green Lip Mussels with Garlic and Herbs
  • Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney
  • Venison Sausage with Pickled Mushrooms, Baby Arugula and Black Currant Reduction

Beverage Selections:

  • Kim Crawford Pinot Grigio
  • Mohua Sauvignon Blanc
  • Kim Crawford Un-Oaked Chardonnay
  • Kim Crawford Pinot Noir

Poland

Culinary Offerings:

  • Kielbasa & Potato Pierogie with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream
  • Zapiekanki-Toasted Mushroom, Caramelized Onion and Cheese Bread with House Made Ketchup

Beverage Selections:

  • Okocim Brewery, Okocim O.K. Beer
  • Temptation Zinfandel
  • Frozen Szarlotka (Apple Pie) featuring Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka

Refreshment Port

Culinary Offerings:

  • Dole® Pineapple Fritters
  • Fried Shrimp with Dole® Pineapple Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • Fried Chicken Chunks with Dole® Pineapple Sweet and Sour Sauce

Beverage Selections:

  • Orange Dole® Whip
  • Orange Dole® Whip with Crème de Cacao White
  • Dragon Berry Colada featuring Bacardi® Dragon Berry Rum

NEW Scotland

Culinary Offerings:

  • Seared Scottish Salmon with Cauliflower Puree, Watercress and Malt Vinaigrette
  • Vegetarian Haggis with Neeps and Tatties-Griddled Vegetable Cake with Rutabaga and Mashed Potatoes
  • Scottish Banoffee Tart with Bananas, Scottish Whisky Toffee, Walkers Shortbread Crumbles and Sweet Cream

Beverage Selections:

  • Innis & Gunn® Original
  • Loch Lomond featuring Glenfiddich® 12 year
  • Glenfiddich® Scotch Flight (12, 15 and 18 year)

Singapore

Culinary Offerings:

  • Lemongrass Chicken Curry with Coconut and Jasmine Rice
  • Seared Mahi Mahi with Jasmine Rice and “Singa” Sauce

Beverage Selections:

  • Tiger Beer
  • Marqués de Cáceres Satinela
  • Singapore Sling featuring Hendrick’s Gin and Cherry Herring (garnished with Cherry Man Farm-to-Market All-Natural maraschino cherry)

South Korea

Culinary Offerings:

  • Lettuce Wrap with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw
  • Kimchi Dog with Spicy Mustard Sauce

Beverage Selections:

  • Bohae Black Raspberry Wine - Bokbunjajoo
  • Jinro Chamisul Soju
  • Soju Fruit Slushy featuring Jinro Chamisul Soju

Terra

Culinary Offerings:

  • Trick’n Chick’n Curry with Basmati Rice featuring Gardein™ Chick’n Breast
  • Chili Colorado with House Made Chips & Cashew Cheese, featuring Gardein™ Beefless Tips
  • Chocolate Cake with Coconut Mousse and Passion Fruit Sauce

Beverage Selections:

  • Fresh Watermelon Juice
  • Napa Smith Organic IPA
  • The Vegan Vine Chardonnay
  • The Vegan Vine Red Blend

2013 Eat to the Beat Concert Series

During the Food and Wine Festival, regular concerts are held at the America Gardens Theater in the World Showcase. The concert series features artists such as Survivor, Air Supply, Boyz II Men, Smash Mouth and Hanson. The full schedule for shows in 2013 was as follows:

  • 9/27 - 9/29 - STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas
  • 9/30 - 10/01 - "We Got the Beat" with the Go-Go's
  • 10/02 - 10/04 - Air Supply
  • 10/05 - 10/06 - Sister Hazel
  • 10/07 - 10/09 - Sugar Ray
  • 10/10 - 10/11 - Edwin McCain
  • 10/12 - 10/13 - The Manhattan Transfer
  • 10/14 - 10/15 - Wilson Phillips
  • 10/16 - 10/17 - The Pointer Sisters
  • 10/18 - 10/20 - Night Ranger
  • 10/21 - 10/23 - Boys II Men
  • 10/24 - 10/25 - Survivor
  • 10/26 - 10/27 - 37 Special
  • 10/28 - 10/30 - Smash Mouth
  • 10/31 - 11/01 - Spin Doctor
  • 11/02 - 11/03 - Christopher Cross
  • 11/04 - 11/05 - Hanson
  • 11/06 - 11/08 - Dennis DeYoung
  • 11/09 - 11/11 - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Performances will be at 5:45pm, 7:00pm and 8:15pm daily.

Below are the events from the 2012 festival. We've left them here so you can get an idea of what'll be taking place in 2014, and we will update this section once all events have been confirmed by Disney.

HGTV Stars

Visit the Festival Center during selected periods to meet some of HGTV's top designers.  Various designers will be making appearance. In the past there have been many seminars, some of these included:

  • Danielle Colding ("HGTV Design Star" winner) - Entertainment Passport: Your Ticket to Creating a Travel-inspiring Dining Experience
  • Casey Nobel ("Design on a Dime") - Gifts That Keep Giving: Holiday Flavors ThaT Double as Decor
  • Alison Victoria (DIY Network's "Kitchen Crashers") - Crash Course for Holiday Decor
  • Brian Patrick Flynn (HGTV.com, "Design Happens") - Express Lane Elegance: Stylish Table Settings from Supermarket Finds
  • Meg Caswell ("Meg's Great Rooms") - Entertaining in Style: Make It and Make It Fun
  • Marianne Canada ("HGTV.com, Special Projects Editor) - Handmade Goodies They Won't Regift
  • Emily Henderson ( "Secrets from a Stylist") - Create Holiday Memories: Style, Share and Preserve Those Family Photos & Cards

Special Dining Experiences and Events

This year features four new special Food and Wine events. These special dining experiences carry an additional charge and have limited availability. Both a theme park ticket and bookings are required for all Dining Experiences. Call 407-WDW-FEST to make a booking.

Marketplace VIP Access Chef Tour

A walking tour "around the world" with festival chefs. Learn how the marketplace menus are created, and sample 5 preselected for items and 5 preselected beverages. Guests also receive a cookbook as part of the tour.

Where: Festival Center, Spotlight Stage
When: Wednesdays at 10:30am.
Length: Approx. 2 hours.
Cost: $90 per person, plus tax. No gratuity.

The Magic of Health Living Dinner

Enjoy a fun and family-friendly evening with Celebrity Chefs and fathers Andrew Zimmern, Bryan Voltaggio and Micael Voltaggio. Guests will be treated to a four-course meal, non-alcoholic beverages and tips on how to provide a healthy and flavourful meal from three of the world's most adventurous eaters! There will also be a special appearance from Driscoll's® Only the Finest Berries™ expert nutritionist, Wendy Bazillion.

Where: East Hall, World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
When: Friday, October 19, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Cost: $110.00 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included.

Kitchen Memories

A 3-course lunch which "evokes joyful kitchen memories". As part of the experience, a Celebrity Chef demonstrates how to prepare an appetiser, main course and desert. A winery representative pairs each course with a selection of wines.

Where: Festival Center, Chef's Showcase
When: Fridays from 10:00am - 12:00 noon
Cost: $110 or $160 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included.

  • September 28 - Andrea Robinson (Master Sommelier) - $110
  • October 5 - Duskie Estes and John Stewart (ZAZU Restaurant+Farm and Black Pig Meat Co., Santa Rosa, CA) - $110
  • October 12 - Emily Ellyn (Emily Ellyn Productions) - $110
  • October 19 - George Hirsch (George Hirsch Living) - $110
  • October 26 - Robert Ivine (Robert Ivine's eat!, Hilton Head, SC) - $160 SOLD OUT!
  • November 2 - Art Smith (Art and Soul, Washington, D.C. - $110 SOLD OUT!
  • November 9 - Buddy Valastro (Carlo's Bake Shop, Hoboken, NJ - $160 SOLD OUT!

Epcot Wine Schools

A comprehensive program led by a prestigious wine expert, learn all about distinctive wine cultures, test a variety of regional wines and receive a certificate of completion at your celebratory reception.

Where: East Hall, World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
When: Select Sundays, Classes from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, and a light reception from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.
Cost: $135 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included.

  • September 30 - Andrea Robinson (Master Sommelier at Wonders Retreat) SOLD OUT!
  • October 7 - Jim Bernau (Founder of Willamette Valley Vineyards)
  • November 4 - Sharron McCarthy (25-year Banfi veteran)

Cheese Seminars

Learn about various cheeses from experienced fromagers. Featured cheeses will be paired by experts with selected wines and/or bears.

Where: Festival Center, Chef's Showcase
When: Saturdays from 10:30am to 11:45am
Cost: $80 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included.

  • September 29 - United States cheese - Max McCalman, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City
  • October 6 - Spanish cheese - Erin Hedley, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City
  • October 13 - Italian cheese - Max McCalman, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City
  • October 20 - French cheese - Max McCalman, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City
  • October 27 - Old World Mountain cheese - Max McCalman, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City
  • November 3 - United States cheese - David Gremmels, Rogue Creamery, Central Point, OR
  • November 10 - Old World Maritime cheese - Max McCalman, Artisanal Premium Cheese Center in New York City

Mexican Tequila Lunch

Savor samples of tequila that compliment a savory spread of Mexican regional cuisine, and learn about tequila history and production.

Where: La Hacienda de San Angel, Mexico Pavilion
When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon - 1:30pm
Cost: $70 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included

Sold Out September 29 and 30, and October 12, 19, 26 and 27, 2012.

Food & Wine Paring

Sample three regional wines, pared with three tasting-size portions of cuisine from Morocco and Japan. The featured wines and menu items change daily.

Tokyo Tastings: Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 5:00pm at Tokyo Dining, Japan Pavilion
Morocco Tastings: Tuesdays from 3:30pm to 5:00pm at Restaurant Marrakesh, Morocco Pavilion
Cost: $55 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included.

Culinary Adventures in Signature Dining

Many of Disney's signature dining locations offer special menus, prepared by the resident chef and paired with an accompanying wine for each dinner.

Below are the full details for each signature event, including prices per person (plus tax).

  • September 27 - Kouzzina by Car Cora®
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Cost: $160
    • Chef: Dee Foundoukis & Kouzzina Chefs
  • October 1 - The Hollywood Brown Derby
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Cost: $160
    • Chef: Craig Schleider
  • October 2 - Wolfgang Puck's Dining Room
    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Cost: $100
    • Chef: Tony Fraske
  • October 2 - Kouzzina by Cat Cora®
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Cost: $170
    • Chef: Cat Cora & Kouzzina Chefs
  • October 4 - Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant
    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Cost: $120
    • Chef: Kevin Dundon
  • October 4 - Kouzzina by Cat Cora®
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Cost: $170
    • Chef: Cat Cora & Kouzzina Chefs
  • October 9 - Fulton's Crab House
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Cost: $100
    • Chef: Mark Boor
  • October 11 - Portobello
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Cost: $125
    • Chef: Tony Mantuano
  • October 12 - Jiko - The Cooking Place
    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Cost: $195
    • Chef: Jonathon P. O'Brian
  • October 18 - California Grill
    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Cost: $250
    • Chef: Brian Piasecki
  • October 19 - Citricos
    • Time: 12:30pm
    • Cost: $130
    • Chef: Philip Ponticelli/Lasseter Wine Parings
  • October 25 - The Hollywood Brown Derby
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Cost: $160
    • Chef: Craig Schleider
  • October 25 - The Wave…of American Flavors
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Cost: $160
    • Chef: Frank Brough
  • October 27 - Yachtmans Steakhouse
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Cost: $160
    • Chef: Anthony R. De Luca
  • October 28 - Victoria & Albert's
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Cost: $495
    • Chef: Scott Hunnel and Israel Peréz
  • November 1 - Flying Fish CaféD OUT!
    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Cost: $185
    • Chef: Tim Keating
  • November 7 - Bongos Cuban Café
    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Cost: $100
    • Chef: TBD
  • November 8 - California Grill
    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Cost: $250
    • Chef: Brian Piasecki
  • November 9 - Radeberger Beer Dinner*
    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Cost: $125
    • Chef: Jens and the Chefs of Epcot®

* indicates venues where theme park admission is required.

Italian Regional Food & Wine Luncheon

Delight in a leisurely lunch where you'll enjoy Italian wines paired with freshly prepared Italian dishes.

Where: Tutto Gusto wine cellar, Italy Pavilion
When: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Cost: $75 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included

Italian Food & Beer Pairing

Delight in a fun pairing of authentic Italian dishes and refreshing Italian beers. You'll feel like you've been transported to Naples in the beautiful Via Napoli venue.

Where: Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Italy Pavilion
When: Tuesdays from 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Cost: $55 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included

Italian Food & Wine Paring

Via Napoli's chef will pair southern Italian style cooking with a variety of Italian wines that best complement his creations.

Where: Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Italy Pavilion
When: Thursdays from 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Cost: $65 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included.

Italian White Truffle Lunch

Savor 5 courses, all incorporating white truffles imported directly from Alba, Italy. Each course is paired with a Batisiolo wine from Piedmont.

Where: Tutto Italia Ristorante, Italy Pavilion
When: Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 12:00 noon to 3:00pm
Cost: $210 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included.

Party for the Senses

An elegant party where your evening begins with a reserved seat at the Eat to the Beat concert series, with musical performances from either 5:30pm or 6:45pm. Then wander among more than 50 tempting tasting stations at World ShowPlace Events Pavilion. You then choose from three different experiences:

Wine View Lounge: Enjoy a private reserved table, entrance into the World ShowPlace Events Pavilion 15 minutes before general admission, a specialty cocktail toast to begin your evening, a premium bar, an artisanal cheese station and more. Check-in at Wine View Lounge check-in podium at World ShowPlace Events Pavilion. Prices are $270 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included.

Reserved Seating: Enjoy a reserved table on the main floor, entrance into World ShowPlace Events Pavilion 15 minutes before general admission and a specialty cocktail toast to begin your evening. Check-in at Wine View Lounge check-in podium at World ShowPlace Events Pavilion. Prices are $170 per person, plus tax. Gratuity included.

General Admission: Enjoy all of the sights, sounds and, of course, tastes that Party for the Senses has to offer as you explore more than 50 tasting stations throughout the event. Limited seating is available as you dine and sip your way through the evening. Check-in at World ShowPlace Events Pavilion. Prices are $145 per person, plus tax. Gratuity is included.

Where: World Showplace Events Pavilion
When: Select Saturdays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27 and November 3. Enjoy reserved seating at the Eat to the Beat concert series for either the 5:30pm or 6:45pm show, followed by Party for the Senses from 7:30pm to 10:00pm (Wine View Lounge and Reserved Seating from 7:15pm to 10:00pm

 

Photos from 2012

We've got a selection of exclusive photos from the 2012 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. We've placed these into three individual galleries which you can view by clicking the respective link below:

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