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Premium Resort Dining Experiences for 2016

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New for 2016, the "Resort Premium Dining Experiences" are Food & Wine Special Events that take place (wait for it).... at Disney Resort locations. There are just 12 dates in total (at the moment) and we'll keep you posted if any more become available. All four new events are special experiences that have not been offered to the public before. If you're interested, I wouldn't wait much past the opening booking day to book your experience. These will likely fill up fast

General booking begins on July 21st, 2016 at 7am EST
For Reservations, Call 407-939-3378



Brunch with a Twist at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
Relish a sumptuous repast from out culinary creme de la creme. Our team of top chefs is about to turn dining at Citricos into pure epicurean enchantment - and you're invited! Guests of this event will be treated to a 5-star, 5-course meal prepared by the award-winning chefs. Executive Chef Scott Hunnel Chef Dom Filoni, Chef Lawrence Searl, Chef Noah Estabrook, Chef Nick Mussara and Executive Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek representing Victoria & Albert's, Citricos, Narcoossee's, the Grand Floridan Cafe, and the Grand Floridian Bakery.

From amazing appetizers to an Austrian strawberry dumpling dessert, each course is carefully paired with complementary wines for the ultimate brunch experience. Attendees will learn new cooking techniques and have the opportunity to ask questions while watching the chefs whip up their individual specialties. Plus, guests will receive a surprise takeaway commemorating the event.
Where : Citricos at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
When : Thursday, October 6th, 2016 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm
When : Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Price : $169 plus, tax, gratuity included; complimentary valet parking provided.


Culinary Adventures with a Master Chef
Learn pro tips and tricks that kick your kitchen skills into high gear, then feast on the fruits of your labor! Amateur chefs and foodies alike will embark on the gastronomical adventure of a lifetime as they enter a realm rivaling La Cordon Bleu. In a professional working kitchen, guest will spend 60 minutes at various stations preparing different dishes under the direction of Disney chefs - there's no better way to master the tools of the trade!

After this interactive session, guest will dine on a delicious 5-course gourmet meal at the Chef's Table, each dish perfectly paired with prestigious wines selected by the chefs themselves. From aprons to appetizers and beyond, this mouthwatering crash course is a 3-hour epicurean experience not to be missed! As a parting gift, all participants will take home a complimentary cookbook and apron commemorating the event.
Where : Convention Center & Chef's Table at Disney's Contemporary Resort
When : Friday, Oct 7, 2016 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
When : Friday, Oct 21, 2016 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
When : Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
When : Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Price : $259 plus tax, gratuity included.


Behind the Scenes Trader Sam's Grog Grotto
Prepare for Zombie encounters of the delicious kind during this informative tropical feast! Escape to a whimsical world filled with carved totems, shrunken heads, exotic cocktails and a menu fit for King Kamehameha himself. Our entertaining lunch event includes a tour of Trader Sam's, the iconic eatery where island fantasies come to life. It's the ultimate Shangri-La! Beachcomber fans will learn about the restaurant's mystical history and how its famed specialty drinks and Asian-influenced menu are created to reflect the kitschy, colorful environment. Guests will be immersed in the experience by learning how to mix their favorite dark and light spirits into spectacular island drinks paired with unique spirit selections.
Where : Trader Sam's Grog Grotto at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
When : Wednesday, Sept 21, 2016 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm
When : Wednesday, Sept 28, 2016 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm
When : Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm
When : Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Price : $99 plus tax, gratuity included


The Secret of Flavor
Indulge in a savory smorgasbord for your mind as well as your taste buds. Ever wonder why certain foods evoke a positive or negate emotional response? Can you distinguish different flavors blindly? Want to know more about the sensory-food connection? During this delicious 3-course lunch, attendees will learn how each of our 5 senses-sight, sound, smell, taste and touch-impacts our fondness for specific foods.
Where : Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney's Yacht Club Resort
When : Thursday, Sept 22, 2016 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm
When : Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm
When : Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Price : $129 plus tax, gratuity included.
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