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The ONLY 2018 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Guide You'll Need! (Including MENUS!)- PART TWO


Welcome back, Disney Foodies!

       Do I have you drooling over this year's Food and Wine menus that I shared earlier, in PART ONE?? (If you missed that post, you definitely want to go back and check that one out first! Click HERE!) Well that's not all Food and Wine Festival has to offer. There are also classes, tastings, and even kid-friendly activities to check out. So, let's get to the rest of the exciting details...





Fun For Kids

  • Remy's Ratatouille Hide and Squeak: Kids and adults alike will enjoy roaming from country to country, seeking out Remy, the rodent chef from "Ratatouille"! Little statues of him hide around World Showcase and you can seek him out, playing for fun, or you can buy a map and sticker set at a nearby gift shop, and once you locate all of the Remys, turn it in to collect a prize!


  • NEW! Junior Chef Kitchen: Kids ages 4-10 can sign up for this complimentary pancake art class and create edible masterpieces.
  • NEW! Playground: A fun filled playground, designed with little chefs in mind. 
  • NEW! Disney Du Jour Dance Party: New this year, Friday and Saturday evenings will come alive with a character dance party! The night will be capped off with a special appearance from a Radio Disney celebrity and a one of a kind concert. 
Celebrity Chefs

A massive array of culinary geniuses will make appearances at this year's festival, including Oprah's personal chef, Art Smith, Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, and The Chew's Carla Hall. For the full list of appearances, click HERE.

Carla Hall!

Festival Center

The Festival Center, located inside the old Wonders of Life Pavilion, hosts classes, displays and experiences, including:

  • NEW! Festival Center Stage Presented by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company® – NEW!
  • NEW! Junior Chef Kitchen: Kids ages 4-10 can sign up for this complimentary pancake art class and create edible masterpieces.
  • Back To Basics: Held Friday-Sunday at 2 pm and 4 pm, this free session allows you to learn culinary tips and tricks from some of the best in the biz. 
  • Book Signings and Meet and Greets: Meet your favorite celebrity chefs, up close and personal!
  • Bottle Signings: Vinters will be on hand to sign their bottles of spirits. 
  • The Chocolate Experience: Hosted by Ghiradelli, this display shows how chocolate is created, and also displays some incredible chocolate art. 
For dates, times, and details of the above events, click HERE






Beverage Seminars

Taste wines and spirits, and learn about them from local experts. This class is $17 per person, and participants must be over the age of 21. For more information, click HERE



Cheese Seminar

Learn about the various flavors and textures of formage, and how to pair your favorite cheeses with wines like a pro. Alcohol is included and the price is $89 per person. For more information, click HERE



Culinary Demonstrations

Offered Monday-Saturday at 12:30pm, Guests can learn how the pros do it all, and allow you to enjoy the fruits of their labor, plus a sampling of a paired wine or beer. The price is $17 per person and more info can be found HERE



Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It!

Cake decorating and mixology are just a couple of the skills that will be explored in these workshops. Held Wednesday and Thursdays at 4:30, the cost is $39 per Guest. You can learn a new kitchen skill from a true expert! For a full list of classes, click HERE

NEW! Sunday Brunch With The Chef

Do you dream of a celebrity chef making you breakfast, while sharing with you all of his or her best tips? Well, you'll LOVE this experience! Enjoy a brunch buffet, a sparkling wine toast, and then an interactive presentation from a celebrity chef, culminating in your chance to meet them up close and personal. Offered select Sundays at 11:30 am , the event is $129 per person, with all food included. This year's events will be hosted by Richard Blais, Jamie Deen, Tiffani Thiessen, Masaharu Morimoto, Buddy Valastro, Art Smith, Geoffrey Zakarian, Carla Hall and Alex Guarnaschelli. For more details, click HERE



Food and Beverage Pairings

Friday thru Sunday at 2:30 pm, Guests can watch master chefs create an innovative food and wine pairing and taste their masterpiece. Pricing is $25 per person and the event is held in the Festival Center. For a listing of the events, click HERE

Party For The Senses

Acclaimed chefs, entertainers and personalities will join you for a magical night of wining, dining and partying. Taking place in the World Showplace Pavilion, the event includes reserved seating at the 5:30 Eat To The Beat Concert, as a bonus. This year's event will be offered on September 22nd, October 6th, 13th and 20th, and November 10th. There are two seatings a night, and prices range from $229-$349 per person. For more info, click HERE



Specialty Dining and Pairings

Travel the globe on a feast for the senses! Experience one, or several of these unique, indulgent dining events, each featuring a different country's cuisine. Check out this year's options!
  • French Family Meal Traditions: Savor an authentic French meal, and wine pairings, and even take home a copy of Paul Bocuse's recipe book! Located in Monsieur Paul's, pricing is $95 per person and the events are held on select Fridays and Sundays at noon. Click HERE for details.
  • Hibachi Experience: Inside Teppan Edo, enjoy an 5 course hibachi cooking experience, including sake pairings. Pricing is $180 per Guests, and it is offered select Mondays at 4pm. You can click HERE for more details.
  • Italian Food and Wine Pairing Luncheon: Inside the wine cellar of Tutto Gusto, enjoy a 5 course Italian meal, with perfectly paired wines and spirits. Pricing is $99 per Guest and it will be offered select Mondays and Wednesdays at noon. You can learn more by clicking HERE.
  • Italian Food: Wine Vs. Beer Pairing: This 5 course Italian feast is served inside Via Napoli and includes hand-selected wines and beers of the chef's choosing. Pricing is $88 per Guest and it is offered select Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 pm. More information can be obtained HERE.
  • Mediterranean Food and Wine Pairing: Over at Spice Road Table, Guests can enjoy the flavors of the Mediterranean, including Morocco and beyond, all paired with the perfect wines. Pricing is $65 per Guest and it is offered select Mondays and Wednesdays at 1 pm. More information is HERE.
  • Mexican Tequila Lunch: This 4 course Mexican meal is served inside La Hacienda de San Angel, and it's all paired up with various tequilas. Prices are $85 per Guest. It will be offered selected Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday at noon. For more info, click HERE.
  • Parisian Breakfast: An authentic French breakfast, inside Chefs de France, including fresh made baguettes, croissants and more. Pricing is $40 per person and it is offered selected Saturdays at 9:15 am and details are HERE.
  • Parisian Afternoon: Indulge in French finger sandwiches, pastries and desserts, while sipping unlimited mimosas. Located inside Monsieur Paul's, this event is $55 per Guest and is offered on selected Saturdays at 1:30 pm. Detailed information can be found HERE.
  • Tokyo Pairing: 3 enticing Japanese courses, including sushi and sake, are served inside Tokyo Dining and will be $160 per Guest, and held on select Thursdays at 4 pm. To learn more, click HERE.
No word yet on whether or not the Culinary Events in Signature Dining will be offered, and/or the Resort Dining events, but I will be sure and update this page if they are announced. 

    Oh, and don't forget all of the Food and Wine Festival themed shopping, pin trading, the Wine and Dine Half Marathon and more! There's so much to do, you'll need more than just one day to get it all in!


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     Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival is by far one of, if not, THE best event that Disney offers in the whole year! Don't miss out! To plan your trip, hook up with an awesome travel agent on the Kingdom Konsultant Travel page, or by calling into them. The agents can help you make dining plans, book any of the events, give you advice and more. 
That's all, folks! Be sure and keep an eye out for updates and reviews as they become available. Oh, and....  BON APPETIT!

Until next time, have a magical week!

                                                                - Jenn


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