2013 food and wine festival

Tickets now available for 6th annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

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I’ve had the good fortune and the satisfied stomach of attending the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic 3 of the last 4 years. Each year I come away more impressed with the event and the opportunities guests enjoy to tase the best of local chefs and the global wine scene.

This is the sixth-annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic and it will once again be held over Halloween weekend – Friday, October 30, and Saturday, October 31.

All you need to attend is a Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic causeway ticket. It offers guests unlimited tastings at more than 40 stations featuring culinary selections from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and wine from more than 30 wineries amidst a festive backdrop of live entertainment on the hotel’s scenic causeway. Upgraded ticket options allow guests to enjoy access to a beer garden featuring a wide selection of craft beers and Oktoberfest-inspired cuisine. The event also includes hands-on experiences with the hotel’s chefs and certified beverage experts in a variety of food and beverage seminars.

  • Advance-purchase, event-only tickets to enjoy unlimited tastings on the causeway are $105 per person
  • Upgraded tickets, including unlimited tastings on the causeway and access to the beer garden, are $125 per person
  • Beverage seminars are $45 per person, per class with the purchase of a causeway ticket
  • Pasta making, sushi and sake, and cheese seminars are $60 per person, per class with the purchase of a causeway ticket

I recommend taking at least one seminar (one each day is optimal).
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2013 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival Dates

The website for EPCOT’s International Food and Wine Festival has been updated to include dates for 2013. Pencil in September 27 – November 10 (with the understanding that everything is subject to change, of course) for your glorious dining enjoyment.

Expect the usual festival features to return. I’ll be happy if they bring back the Ghiradelli Chocolate exhibit for a second year. I was really impressed with the chocolate sculptures prepared by each hotel’s dessert chef and team. Check them out below the jump to whet your appetite for September 27th.

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