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Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic adds new tastes in 2019

The 2019 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic is our favorite foodie focused event of the year, and one of the best values too. This year marks the 10th classic and there are more food and drink options than ever before. The popular event takes place Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9. The menu features recurring festival favorites alongside delightful new dishes. Each night’s menu varies slightly.

We were recently invited to a preview event for the Classic and got to taste some of the 2019 menu items. We also spoke with Executive Chef Dan Herman who walked us through a couple of the new food options:

Among our favorite of the year at the Pork Belly and the Desserts from the Swan and Dolphin’s exectuve pastry chef and World Champion Pastry Chef Laurent Branlard.

Here are more of the new dishes for 2019:

  • Pan-seared rock fish with cotechino, toasted fregola, romanesco with Lambrusco from Todd English’s bluezoo
  • Vegan pho with rice noodle, bok choy, carrot, bamboo shoot, hoisin and sriracha from Fresh Mediterranean Market
  • Organic Kabocha Squash Ravioli with pumpkin seed and sage gremolata, pumpkin crema and pecorino from Il Mulino 
  • Poutine, French fries and cheese curds topped with gravy at the Beer Garden
  • Barbacoa beef taco with ancho Chile braised beef, minced red onion, lime wedge, lime- cilantro and “chimichurri” sauce from Picabu 
  • Seared Salmon with caramelized cabbage, sauce soubise, chestnut gnocchi ossolani from Garden Grove
  • Vegetarian rice bowl with roasted vegetables, seasoned sushi rice, tempura crunch from Cabana Bar and Beach Club

If you’ve been to a Food & Wine Classic before, then you’ll be happy to hear many favorites are returning for 2019:

  • Oven-roasted angus beef tenderloin with Idaho mashed potatoes, caramelized field mushrooms, sauce bordelaise from Shula’s Steakhouse
  • Dynamite Rock Shrimp from Todd English’s bluezoo 
  • Kimonos and Dragon Sushi Roll from Kimonos
  • Funfetti fried Oreo cookie with dark chocolate ganache at Carnival Corner
  • Traditional Earth baked kalua pork at The Pig & The Poke
  • Yu Chen’s crispy duck at Chinatown
  • Kentuckyaki chicken wings with cilantro-lime dipping sauce at the Beer Garden 

Other fun elements of the event will also be back:

  • Carnival Corner, carnival games and food with a twist
  • Chinatown, cuisine and beverages inspired by San Francisco’s noted neighborhood 
  • Bubble Lounge, a sophisticated atmosphere serving sparkling beverages with perfectly paired hors d’oeuvres
  • Beer Garden, craft beers with dishes inspired by Oktoberfest 

Our gallery from the preview event:

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The secret to the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic is the amazing catalog of talented chefs and restaurant staff that have made their culinary homes at the resort. Their restaurants and unique banquet opportunities are unmatched in number or taste anywhere else at Walt Disney World.

Tickets are still available and you can buy them or learn more at

Previously: What to expect in Hang 10 and What’s new at Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic.