The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic returns for 2022 on Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12, and two new premium events have just been added.
Both will be held at the new 15th floor event space The Vue, at the recently opened Swan Reserve, which offers spectacular views of Walt Disney World Resort.
The Grand Tasting
The exclusive Grand Tasting event returns for the first time since 2019 and it will take guests on a journey of elite wines and champagnes curated by Master Sommelier John Blazon, paired with a custom chef’s table menu from the resort’s Executive Chef Dan Herman.
Blazon, Master Sommelier and Vice President of Sales of the Spire Collection, is the former Wine Director for Walt Disney World Resort where he was responsible for the development of wine concepts and standards.
Meanwhile, Herman is responsible for overseeing all 22 world-class restaurants and lounges at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, and has been recognized with accolades from AAA, USA Today, Fodor’s, along with having been invited to create multiple meals served at the James Beard House.
The Grand Tasting event will take place on Saturday, November 12 from 2pm to 5pm. The experience includes a champagne reception and three flights of elite wines.
Tickets are $395 per person, and seating is limited.
VIP Champagne & Dessert Party
For the first time in the Food and Wine Classic’s history, guests can enjoy a VIP champagne and dessert reception, with this limited capacity event.
It offers the opportunity to enjoy incredible champagnes and sparkling wines paired with the hotel’s award-winning desserts while watching Disney’s nighttime spectaculars.
Menu highlights of the VIP Champagne & Dessert Party will include:
- The Dessert of Champions: a pâte à choux doughnut with nitro milk chocolate hazelnut ice cream, milk chocolate chunks, homemade peach marshmallows, hazelnut praline, chocolate pop rocks and vanilla bean peach compote.
- The Tropical Macaroon: a passion fruit macaroon dipped in Yuzu chocolate, mango crisps and white chocolate pearls.
The VIP Champagne & Dessert Party will also take place on Saturday, November 12 from 8:30pm to 10pm.
Tickets are $150 per person.
Both special events can be booked online at swandolphinfoodandwineclassic.com, which is also where you can book tickets to the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic.
The Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic offers guests unlimited tastings at creatively spaced, outdoor stations featuring culinary and beverage selections from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants.
There are also several food and beverage seminars available as separately ticketed add-ons, along with vacation packages if you want to enjoy a stay during the event.