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Must Do Culinary Adventures Beyond the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Must Do Culinary Adventures Beyond the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

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Restaurateurs and food connoisseurs will be happy to know that the Epcot Food and Wine Festival culinary adventures will go beyond the park. Listed below are the featured Walt Disney World Resort restaurants that will be participating in this year’s savory experience.

Culinary Adventures in Signature Dining Events for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

September 15, 2016 – The BOATHOUSE®

Photo: Disney Co. The BOATHOUSE

Photo: Disney Co. The BOATHOUSE

Dockside welcome reception that includes a champagne toast, signature beverages and a raw bar with seafood specialties. A 4-course meal will follow and will feature sea-to-shore dishes and custom wine pairings.

  • Robert Getchell, Executive Chef
  • Location: Disney Springs
  • Time: 11:30 AM
  • $150 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

 

September 20, 2016 – ESPN Club

The annual beer tasting lunch, featuring local and regional breweries.

  • Paul Napoli, Chef
  • Location: Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • $119 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

 

September 24, 2016 – Narcoossee’s

5-course menu featuring fresh, local and sustainable ingredients paired with wines.

  • Lawrence Searl, Chef
  • Location: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • $199 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

 

September 24, 2016 – Jiko – The Cooking Place

Embark on a savory trek throughout Africa.

  • Daniel Sicilia, Chef
  • Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • $199 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

 

September 27, 2016- ESPN Club

The annual beer tasting lunch, featuring local and regional breweries.

  • Paul Napoli, Chef
  • Location: Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • $119 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

 

September 28, 2016 – Portobello Country Italian Trattoria

Italian seasonal plates paired with complementary wines at this chef’s table, reception-style event.

  • Tony Mantuano, Executive Chef
  • Location: Disney Springs
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • $110 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

 

October 4, 2016 – ESPN Club

The annual beer tasting lunch, featuring local and regional breweries.

  • Paul Napoli, Chef
  • Location: Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • $119 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

 

October 5, 2016 – Trattoria al Forno

Italian food and wine in a turn-of-the-century boardwalk setting.

  • Christian Rumpler, Chef
  • Location: Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Time: 12:30 PM
  • $139 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

 

October 6, 2016 – Yachtsman Steakhouse

5-course tasting menu featuring seasonally inspired steakhouse dishes paired with wines.

  • Joseph Haverlin, Chef
  • Location: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • $229 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

 

October 8, 2016 – Artist Point

Farm-to-table luncheon with dishes all paired with wines from the Pacific Northwest.

  • Michael Gonsalvez, Chef
  • Location: Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Time: 11:30 AM
  • $169 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

 




October 14, 2016 – Contemporary Catering Chef’s Table

Dinner that includes an interactive Molecular Gastronomy Reception and seating at the Chef’s Table complete with a remarkable view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks.

  • Frank Brough, Catering Chef de Cuisine
  • Location: Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • $259 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

 

October 20, 2016 – Raglan Road

Brewed local and Irish craft beer paired with a gastro pub menu.

  • Kevin Dundon, Master Chef
  • Location: Disney Springs
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • $177 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

 

October 20, 2016 – The Hollywood Brown Derby

5-course meal complete with 5 distinct wine pairings.

  • Chefs Stephen Shepherd, Craig Schleider and The Derby Chefs
  • Location: Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • $199 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

 

October 21, 2016 – Victoria and Albert’s

New 10-Course Menu at Victoria & Albert’s Expands Exquisite Dining Experience Photo: Disney Co.

Photo: Disney Co.

10-course dinner prepared by a master chef and paired with a selection of fine wines.

  • Scott Hunnel, Executive Chef
  • Location: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • $600 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

 

October 26, 2016 – The Wave…of American Flavors

5-course farm-to-table meal showcasing Florida’s freshest seasonal flavors all paired with wines.

  • Russell Palmer, Chef de Cuisine
  • Location: Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Time: 12:30 PM
  • $169 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

 

October 27, 2016 – Flying Fish

Surf-and-turf meal completed with a selection of delicious wines.

  • Tim Majoras, Chef
  • Location: Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • $199 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

 

October 27, 2016 – California Grill

Dinner paired with complementary wines from Meeker Vineyards in Sonoma County, California.

  • Dennis Thompson, Chef de Cuisine
  • Location: Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • $319 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

 

October 28, 2016 – Afternoon Tea at Crescent Solarium

Disney Co.

Disney Co.

Sip afternoon tea and enjoy five food and beverage pairings inspired by the turn-of-the-century New England.

  • Lorene Vanetti, Chef
  • Location: Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • $79 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

 

November 2, 2016 – Trattoria al Forno

Honor Italian heritage with imported wines paired with popular cuisines.

  • Christian Rumpler, Chef
  • Location: Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Time: 12:30 PM
  • $139 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

 

November 3, 2016 – Flying Fish

Surf-and-turf meal accompanied with fine wines.

  • Tim Majoras, Chef
  • Location: Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • $199 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

 

November 10, 2016 – Trattoria al Forno

Honor Italian heritage with imported wines paired with popular cuisines.

  • Christian Rumpler, Chef
  • Location: Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • $169 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

 

November 10, 2016 – Flying Fish

Surf-and-turf meal accompanied with fine wines.

  • Tim Majoras, Chef
  • Location: Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • $199 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

 

November 12, 2016 – Jiko – The Cooking Place

Embark on a savory trek across Africa.

  • Daniel Sicilia, Chef
  • Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • $199 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included

Hope you guys enjoy this Food and Wine Festival event that goes way beyond the Epcot theme park. Remember you can book your reservations when the phone lines open: 407/WDW-FEST (407-939-3378) at 7 a.m. starting Thursday, July 21.

Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

NikkyJ

 

NikkyJ
NikkyJ

JOIN NIKKYJ ON THIS SOLO THEME PARK JOURNEY NikkyJ is the author of The Solo Theme Park Traveler's Guide who loves ALL things amusement park related. She was born and raised in Florida which attributed to her passion for theme parks. Instead of rushing over to the thrill rides, like she used to, you may find her in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot enjoying a nice glass of Pinot Noir and a delightful book! NikkyJ enjoys traveling solo to theme parks and wants to show you how you can overcome any of your fears and TAKE THE SOLO THEME PARK CHALLENGE!

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