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Just announced – 2015 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival Dates

Throw your foodie bibs in the laundry, you’ll want to have them clean and fresh for this fall’s EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. The dates for the 2015 edition of the festival have just been release on the Disney World website. This year you’ll… Read More »Just announced – 2015 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival Dates

A Taste of EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival


To kick off the 2014 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival local media were invited to taste a few of the new selections and have the chance to meet some of the chef’s and brands involved in the festival. Executive Chef Jens Dahlmann gave the following welcoming speech sharing a little history of the event and describing not only the food we were about to sample, but the new marketplaces as well.

I was able to taste a number of the new small bites available at this year’s event. It was hard to pick a favorite, they were all so good, but there were definitely a few surprises.

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Chocolate Sculptures at EPCOT Food & Wine Festival

This is the third year for an EPCOT Food & Wine Festival tradition that’s quickly become of one my must-see exhibits at the Festival Center. Teams of pastry chefs from around the Walt Disney World resort collaborate to create fantastic Disney themed chocolate sculptures. Some… Read More »Chocolate Sculptures at EPCOT Food & Wine Festival

Five Dishes to Make Your EPCOT Food & Wine Experience A Success


Had some friends in town and my wife and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary this week, so we planned a return trip to EPCOT yesterday with the goal to graze around the world sampling some of our old favorites and a few of the new dishes that debuted at this year’s festival. I think it’s safe to say the evening was a success.

All in all I think Disney has done a great job with the festival this year. Many of the old favorites have returned and there are a healthy dose of new dishes to sample this year. They’ve improved the seating around the popular Belgium and Germany booths. The Eat to the Beat concert lineup is also very strong this year.

I’m still not a fan of having so much of the festival take place away from the world showcase in the old Wonder’s of Life pavilion (but I do appreciate the air conditioning there). I also think they’re under utilizing the World Showplace (the big blue tent originally built for the Millennial Celebrations) as it could hold a day long party for all attendees just as well as the few big evening events. I’d love to see food from 60+ countries one day instead of the 25ish we have now. Finally, generally speaking (but not 100% in all cases) the food is much saltier this year than before. After two days of sampling and coming home feeling red in the face with fingers swollen, I’m not happy about all the salt.

Planning your own trip to EPCOT’s International Food & Wine Festival in 2013? While I haven’t sampled all the various dishes (I’m not made of gold), I think I have found a few of the newer selections that really are worth a trip. They are, in no particular order:Read More »Five Dishes to Make Your EPCOT Food & Wine Experience A Success